Generation Change Conference for early career researchers in climate change
ACDI’s Annual Early Career Researchers Conference returns in 2019 after a break in 2018 for Adaptation Futures.
The conference is for students, early career researchers and practitioners under the age of 35. This is the age the National Research Foundation uses to define early career researchers, but more importantly, this is the generation that will live in a drastically changed world unless there are drastic changes to fix the problem. But how do we change a system that seems stuck? How do we challenge the status quo for greater social equity and inclusiveness? How do we ensure that evidence is used to make decisions affecting our future?
What ‘leverage points’ could bring about change in the system?
This is the theme of the 2019 conference: students, early career researchers and practitioners under the age of 35 will be invited to present how their research findings show possible leverage points that could address the climate change challenge. These leverage points could be at different scales and could be social, technological, methodological, sectoral, top-down or bottom-up, or anywhere in between. We invite you to start thinking about how your research relates to this theme.
A call for abstracts will be released in mid-December 2018 and close at the end of February 2019. The conference will invite multi-media submissions including: oral presentations, posters, panel discussions and short videos.
The conference will include a small expo of non-academic organisations working in the field, for graduates to explore their career options.
The conference will be held on Wednesday 10 April, in Cape Town. Exact venue to be confirmed soon. Save the date!
More information and guidelines for submission of abstracts will be circulated in mid-December.