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PECS II open science conference: 1st call for submissions

Calls for symposia, workshops and innovative sessions for the second PECS open science conference are now open.

We are delighted to announce that we are now ready to receive proposals for symposia, workshops, innovative/immersive sessions, videos/documentaries, and courses (during and after the conference).


Some key information and dates:


  • All proposals must be submitted through the conference portal www.pecsii.orgexternal link, opens in new window
  • Opening of system for applications: December 10, 2016.
  • Closing date of the first call: January 30, 2017.
  • Publication of results of the first call: February 15, 2017.


Download the short & instructive overview brochurePDF


In summary, we are looking for submissions along a few broad categories:




Symposia: Symposia lasting a maximum of 1.5 hours and that have up to 6 oral presentations. These need to be linked by a common topic or interest related to one of the central themes of the conference. Organizers should strive to allow time for debate once presentations have concluded. Symposium presenters should be highly qualified experts in their field, and can be represent the academic, public, civil, and non- governmental sectors.


Workshops: Workshops lasting 1.5 hours and that aim to achieve a set of pre-established goals.




Spaces will also be available for creative and innovative sessions during the conference lasting 1.5 or 2 hours per session. Innovative sessions are non-traditional conference sessions such as panels, roundtable discussions (including policy-makers, academics, non-governmental organizations, etc.), deep conversations, fishbowl dialogues, photo and music exhibitions, and short workshops.




The conference will provide spaces to screen short videos and documentaries in the historic centre of Oaxaca City during the first and second afternoons of the conference. Videos and documentaries should focus on social-ecological dynamics, and highlight either challenges or opportunities faced by stakeholders. These can include projects carried out by academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and civil society that are relevant to any of four conference themes.




We are also asking for proposals for courses, meetings, and workshops to be held during the three days immediately following the conference, including topics and/or participants directly linked to the conference.

PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kräftriket 2

+46 734 60 70 68


The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a core project of Future Earth. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.