- October 16, 2019 - October 18, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Toronto Mississauga
Sustainability: Transdisciplinary Theory, Practice, and Action
Sustainability rests on the principle that the biosphere is the foundation for all human activities, and our wellbeing depends on the health of our shared ecosystems. The path towards sustainability is possible only through a culture of sustainability that promotes the wellbeing of all generations, maintains healthy ecosystems, and fosters regenerative relations between natural, social, and technological systems. No academic discipline, corporation, country, first nation, government, or organization can achieve sustainability alone. We all have a role to play in the path towards sustainability.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together academics and students across all disciplines, Aboriginal leaders and scholars, business executives, civil society, policymakers, sustainability professionals and other sustainability lovers to explore innovative forms of theory, practice, and action that can help craft a path towards global sustainability. The main theme of the conference is integration across disciplines, stakeholders, and sustainability pillars (such as social, environmental, and economic).
The conference program will include world renowned keynote speakers, plenary sessions, panel discussions, integrated (theory, practice, and action) sessions, concurrent sessions, workshops, poster (research and practice) presentations, exhibits and other formats of communication enabling all stakeholders to learn and contribute meaningfully to the path towards sustainability.