Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021
12-15 June 2021
Virtual and onsite
in Brisbane, Australia
The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) is the world’s first transdisciplinary gathering in sustainability – it will be a space of fierce advocacy for sustainability scholarship, innovation, collaboration and action.
This annual event unites global sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation. For the first time, the Congress will launch as a hybrid event with a diverse and innovative online program alongside onsite participation. In addition to the 100+ sessions available throughout the day and night, thanks to the global reach of SRI and partners, the SRI2021 Online Package includes exclusive events and services, starting as soon as February 2021.
SRI is a joint initiative of Future Earth and the Belmont Forum. Australia, who hosts the Congress in 2021, has a unique role to play in the global community as a conduit between the Global North and the Global South, indigenous peoples and traditional sustainability practices. The local hosting consortium, led by Future Earth Australia and CSIRO, features academia and government partners from Brisbane and the State of Queensland to meet the breadth of the SRI2021 agenda.
Call for session proposals
We have launched our call for hosts for SRI2022 – help shape the future of sustainability scholarship and innovation through transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration and action.
The way we have historically communicated about climate change is falling short.
If we apply psychological insights to the way we communicate and design climate campaigns, we can have a greater impact on driving long-term change.
Advancing sustainability research and innovation
Connecting diverse knowledge systems, academia with a range of stakeholders, policy makers with informed constituencies, funders across sectors, and innovators with clientele.
Creating robust communities of practice, supporting cross-sectoral funder dialogue and action, and connecting local implementation with global frameworks.
Building capacity in understanding, co-developing and co-implementing sustainable solutions, supporting legacy learning, exploring novel communications approaches and enhancing transparency through open data and open access.
KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES
Sharing lessons learned and best practices, building understanding and synthesizing knowledge of sustainability, co-developing metrics for evaluation of sustainable development and investment, demonstrating innovative solutions to achieve the SDGs, publishing in diverse accessible media outlets for maximum uptake and dissemination.
The Transformations Conference 2021: Enabling Positive Tipping Points, is a satellie event of SRI2021, and will be organized as an online conference from June 17-18, 2021. Transformations 2021 is the fifth edition of an international conference series bringing together a broad community of researchers and change-makers working on societal transformations. The online conference will showcase the latest developments in research and practice of transformations towards sustainability, as well as support and celebrate transdisciplinary learning networks for new collective international initiatives. Live co-creative sessions and keynotes will occur at different timezones providing the opportunity to participants worldwide to join the sessions live. The focus is to work collaboratively on a synthesis on action-oriented knowledge in the light of the global pandemic.