2018 Conference Call for Abstracts

Live Green Connecticut and Grace Farms Foundation , will co-host the Regional International Conference on Sustainable Development (RCSD) on Februay 7th at Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT. Abstract submission will take place on the Live Green CT website and conference registration will take place on theGrace arms Foundation website.

If you would like to present at the conference, you must submit an abstract as directed below. The conference is also open to observers (i.e. non-presenters). Simply register on the conference website to join us.

The conference theme is Regional Collaboration: Working Together for Sustainable Development. The aim of the conference is to bring together persons involved in research, policy, practice, houses of worship, non-profit organizations, government, and business. Participants will share practical solutions for achieving the SDGs at local and regional levels. Abstracts should be directly relevant to one of the following Topics. We have a large number of topics on offer this year, several focusing on specific SDGs:

Poverty Eradication, Social Protection, and Equality in the SDGs
Agronomy for Sustainable Development
Tools & Technology to Improve Health in Rural Areas
Health Economics
Health and Sustainable Development
The Role of Universities in the Implementation of the SDGs
Education for Sustainable Development: An Issue of Consciousness and Values
Gender and Sustainable Development
Sustainable Use of Water Resources
Water, Energy, and Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change and the SDGs
Towards Affordable and Clean Energy through Life Cycle Thinking
Governance of Energy Transformations: Key to Sustainable Electric Systems
Green Growth: How Can We All Profit from the Low Carbon Transition?
Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Approaches to Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development Challenges in Urban Areas (Climate, Water, Natural Resources, Transportation, etc.)
Fostering Equity and Social Inclusion in Cities
Sustainable Consumption and Production
Building Resilience to Climate Change
Extreme Events Affecting Life and Livelihood for Small Island States
Sustainable Blue Growth
Conserving Habitats and Biodiversity in Latin America & the Caribbean
The Role of Natural Resources in Peace-Building
And several cross-cutting:

Economics and Demography of Natural Disasters
Enhancing the Resilience of Livelihoods and Production Systems in the Sahel, Africa
The Arts as a Tool to Raise Awareness of the SDGs
Indicators, Feedback Loops, and Impact Evaluation for the SDGs
Sustainability Science from SDSN Northern Europe
New Technologies and Solutions for Development Practice
Interested presenters should submit an abstract of at least 300 words but not exceeding 500 words, in English, via the conference website. Each abstract may only be submitted once and under one topic. Failure to answer questions on the submission form or the submission of the same abstract under multiple topics is likely to result in the abstract being declined.

The scientific committee will review abstracts and send all decision letters by December 15, 2017. Abstracts can be accepted as either poster or oral (i.e. PowerPoint) presentations. Presenters invited to give oral presentations must submit a full paper by January 2, 2018 in order to maintain their position in the program. Presenters failing to submit full papers will be moved to poster presentations. Presenters who do not register before the December 2nd, 2017, deadline may also forfeit their spot in the agenda.

Presenters who will be submitting papers will have the opportunity to have their work listed on the Live Green CT Website. Abstract Timeline

October 1, 2018 Call for Abstracts Open

December 15m 2917 December 1, 2017 Deadline for Submission of Abstracts

Abstract Decision Letters Emailed

December 15, Submission of Full Papers with Accepted Abstracts Are Due

1 September 2017 Registration Deadline for Presenters