International Society for Industrial Ecology

Events

The following is a list of Industrial Ecology related events that may be of interest to ISIE members and the Industrial Ecology Community. If you have an event that you would like added to this listing, please email the ISIE office at is4ie@yale.edu

Upcoming events

    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 10 Jun 2016
    • Cetraro (Calabria), Italy

    Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines. 

    The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting.We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums. All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

    The aim is to have an event able to stimulate discussion on current waste management systems in both developing and developed countries, with the view to encouraging a more holistic Resource Management approach as opposed to the traditional “end-of-pipe” Waste Management model.

    Complete conference details are available on the web site: www.engconf.org/16al 

    Deadline has been extended to February 20, 2016

    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 17 Jun 2016
    • Orono, Maine, USA
    http://scorai.org/


    The Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative is holding its second international conference on June 15–17, 2016 at the University of Maine located in Orono, Maine, USA. The conference theme is “Transitions Beyond the Consumer Society” and the event is intended to provide opportunities to consider: 

    1. The continued development of a network for the interdisciplinary and international exchange of ideas, research, and best practices related to sustainable consumption practice and policy.

    2. The presentation of innovative research and applied projects that improve our understanding of consumerist lifestyles and/or provide original insights into processes of societal transitions in the context of ecological limits, unequal distribution, and economic globalization.

    3. The generation of collective insights into key strategies, policies, and institutions designed to foster alternative means to pursue individual and societal well-being.

    We invite diverse participation―including theoretical and applied contributions from representatives in academia, industry, government, and civil society organizations. Interdisciplinary perspectives and the work of emerging young scholars and practitioners are especially encouraged. SCORAI will present a prize for the best paper by a young scholar or practitioner. Work to be considered might address, but is not limited to, the following topics:

    Topic A: Visions of societies where the economy and culture are not principally built on mass consumption: sustainable lifestyles, steady-state economies, degrowth, systemic change, new economies (sharing, solidarity, local, grassroots), sustainable business/production, alternative financial systems, the commons, equity of wealth and income, sufficiency, sustainable cities, well-being, and post-capitalist/alternative futures.

    Topic B: Insights into the obstacles to a transition beyond consumerist societies: dominant consumer culture, laissez-faire market capitalism, institutional lock-in and path dependency, prevalent value systems, dominant power relations, peer/social pressure, materialism and focus on economic growth, income and wealth inequality, and class and gender inequalities.

    Topic C: Strategies for successful transitions: leverage points for systemic change, government policies, new business practices, partnerships, multi-stakeholder collaborations, grassroots innovations and bounded socio-technical experiments, design for sustainability/roles for designers, law as agent of change, communication and framing, teaching sustainable consumption, and methodologies for measuring progress/indicators.

    Topic D: Theories of social change: socio-technical transitions, social movement theories, theories of cultural change, social learning theories, communication (including mass and social media), scenarios, visioning, and backcasting.

    Topic E: Thematic domains of consumption: agribusiness and food, transportation, building and housing,energy transitions and climate change, leisure and vacation, and cities and urbanism.

    Topic F: Pollution of consumer products with toxic compounds (including exposure and regulation): pesticides and genetically modified crops, toxic compounds in consumer products.

    Click the following link to submit your abstract. To do so, it is first necessary to log in to the conference website. If you already have an account from a previous SCORAI event, please use your existing user name and password. If this will be your first SCORAI conference, please create a user name and password here: Login or Create Account

    Questions? Please email to scorai2016@gmail.com


    • 17 Jun 2016
    • 18 Jun 2016
    • Devens Eco Industrial Park, Devens Hilton Garden Inn


    The 13th Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium (ISRS) will be held at Devens Eco Industrial Park, Devens Hilton Garden Inn on June 17-18, 2016, just prior to the Gordon Conference in Stowe, Vermont, about a three hour drive from Devens, Massachusetts.

    Consider joining the ISRS before you attend the Gordon Conference.  A discounted room rate has been secured at the conference venue, Devens Hilton Garden Inn.


    • 08 Jul 2016
    • 10 Jul 2016
    • Shanghai

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    Lead by Dr. Ming Xu from the University of Michigan, Dr. Chao Zhang from Tongji University, and Dr. Wei-Qiang Chen from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Society for Industrial Ecology (CSIE) will organize a workshop on “Applying Industrial Ecology to Urban Studies” in both conferences. We are inviting speakers for these two workshops now (Speakers can either be selected by submitting abstracts for oral presentations or be invited by organizers). We welcome you to join us in these two exciting conferences and would appreciate very much if you could circulate this email. Please do not hesitate to contact Wei-Qiang Chen at wqchen@iue.ac.cn if you have any questions.

    Workshop at the 2016 SURE conference:

    Industrial Ecology’s Unique Contribution and Its Potential of Being Integrated with Urban Ecology in Urban Studies



    • 05 Sep 2016
    • 09 Sep 2016
    • Shanghai

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    Lead by Dr. Ming Xu from the University of Michigan, Dr. Chao Zhang from Tongji University, and Dr. Wei-Qiang Chen from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Society for Industrial Ecology (CSIE) will organize a workshop on “Applying Industrial Ecology to Urban Studies” in both conferences. We are inviting speakers for these two workshops now (Speakers can either be selected by submitting abstracts for oral presentations or be invited by organizers). We welcome you to join us in these two exciting conferences.  

    Please do not hesitate to contact Wei-Qiang Chen at wqchen@iue.ac.cn if you have any questions.

    Workshop at the 2016 Urban Transitions Global Summit:

    Applying Industrial Ecology to Make Cities More Sustainable


    • 06 Sep 2016
    • 09 Sep 2016
    • Berlin, Germany


    The Electronics Goes Green is the world's leading conference on electronics and the environment. The 2016 conference will take place from September 6-9, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. More information can be found on the event webpage

    Call for Contributions:

    The Electronics Goes Green offers the place to show your results and innovations to the community. 

    Important dates

    • Abstract deadline for papers and posters: February 15, 2016
    • Confirmation of accepted abstracts: April 18, 2016
    • Publication of the preliminary program: May 31, 2016
    • Deadline for submission of full papers: August 1, 2016


    • 26 Sep 2016
    • 29 Sep 2016
    • Charleston, SC September 26 – 29, 2016

    Please join us In Charleston for LCA XVI. 

    LCA XVI will bring attendees from industry, academia, NGO's and government to Charleston, SC September 26 – 29, 2016 to learn, network and engage around LCA and we want you to be there. Find out about all LCA XVI has to offer and take advantage early bird registration:   http://lcaxvi.org/registration/

     Special Track for Executives, Managers and Sustainability Professionals at LCA XVI

    New to LCA? This special track for executives, managers or sustainability professionals is designed to guide you through the process of incorporating LCA into your company’s business practices. You will learn the value that LCA can bring to your sustainability initiatives as the cornerstone for your environmental claims. Topics include the different ways that you can use LCA, strategies to work with your suppliers to gather data and communication approaches to leverage your findings and educate your consumers.

     

    GET CONNECTED

    Make the Most of Your LCA XVI Experience

    The ACLCA Mentorship Program is offering a new service this year.  It connects new attendees with LCA professionals who have experience navigating the LCA conference. "Mentors" will help "newcomers" maneuver the conference schedule of events, target important sessions and meet and get acquainted with colleagues in the field.  In addition, other exciting Mentorship Program activities and events are being planned.

    Sign-up today to be a mentor or mentee!  Applications close on July 18, 2016. For more information, contact dsteckel@aclca.org

     BECOME A PRESENTER at LCA XVI

    Submit your Abstract for Presentations and Posters 

    Submit your proposals for the opportunity to highlight your organization's achievements, contribute to the profession, and reach attendees at the largest LCA conference in North America during LCA XVI in Charleston, SC.

     HOST A PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP at LCA XVI

    Submit Your Proposal by May 31, 2016

    Host a pre-conference workshop on Monday September 26, 2016, the day before the start of the LCA XVI Conference. Workshops can be 1½ hours - 3 hours in length. Teachers of successful classes (i.e. more than 8 registrants) will receive complimentary entry to this year's LCA XVI conference (transportation to conference and lodging not provided).

     

    Please use the application form to submit your workshop proposal.

    This is an open submission and there are no minimum requirements to apply to offer a workshop. Applications will be judged on the basis of their relevance to current LCA topics, expected interest and quality of workshop proposal. All submissions will be reviewed by the LCA XVI Planning Committee. The process deadline and acceptance dates are as follows:

    • Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
    • Evaluate Submissions: June 1 - June 12, 2016
    • Results Announced: June 12, 2016

     

    BECOME A SPONSOR  http://lcaxvi.org/exhibit-sponsor/

    Get your company if front of the largest LCA gathering in North America

    LCA XVI is the perfect opportunity to showcase your products and services.  To find out more about LCA XVI, exhibit and sponsorship opportunities contact Debbie Steckel (dsteckel@aclca.org) or call 202.660.0337.

     

    Questions?  Please contact Debbie Steckel – dsteckel@aclca.org


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