Call for Abstracts for the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development
The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will hold the Fourth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on 21 & 22 September, 2016, at Columbia University in New York City.
Abstract submission and conference registration will take place on the conference website, www.ic-sd.org.
If you would like to present at the conference, you must submit an abstract as directed below. Theconference is also open to observers (i.e. non-presenters). Simply register on the conference website to join us.
The conference theme is Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice. The aim of the conference is to bring together persons involved in research, policy, practice, and business. Participants will share practical solutions for achieving the SDGs at local and national levels. Abstracts should be directly relevant to one of the following 4 Themes and one of the following 4 Topics:
4 Thematic Areas
1. Innovation in Technology & Governance
2. Data (data systems, gaps, how to collect, etc.)
3. The Science-Policy-Implementation Interface
4. Education and Training
1. Low Carbon Urban Development
2. Socially Inclusive Economic Growth
3. Agriculture, Food Security & Nutrition
4. Disaster Resiliency & Adaptation
Interested presenters should submit a 1,000-word abstract, in English, via the conference website. Each abstract may only be submitted once and under one theme & topic. Failure to answer questions on the submission form or the submission of the same abstract under multiple themes could result in the abstract being declined. The conference committee will review abstracts and send all decision letters by 30 May 2016. 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 1 August 2016 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 1 September 2016 deadline may also forfeit their spot in the agenda.
1 March 2016 Call for Abstracts Open
1 May 2016 Abstracts & Presenter Information Due
1 June 2016 Abstract Decision Letters Emailed
1 August 2016 Submission of Full Papers with Accepted Abstracts Are Due