Possibility of “virtual participation” from local conference centres

The Berlin Conference organizing team is pleased to announce the partner universities for the “virtual paper panels”, which will enable authors from the respective regions to join the local conference centres for paper presentation instead of travelling to Berlin.

The partners/co-sponsors for this new and decentralized conference format are:

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • United Nations University Tokyo, Japan
  • Colorado State University, USA

Besides facilitating the participation for researchers, who don’t have the time or resources to attend the actual conference, this new conference format will also help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

By using modern video conferencing technology we aim at enabling presenters not only to present their papers to, but also interact with the audience abroad in a discussion.

The keynote speeches will – depending on the time differences – be broadcasted to the local conference centres as well, which are also open for a small number of an audience of interested people.

If you would like to join one of the three local conference sites instead of travelling to Berlin please register at www.berlinconference.org/2010/registration choosing the status “virtual participation”. You won´t be asked to pay any participant fees.

We are very excited to try out this new conference format!

Best regards,

Klaus Jacob, Steffen Bauer and Lisa Münch

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Berlin Conference plans to offer virtual panels

As legitimate concerns are rising as to what extent our research community should encourage people to fly from far and wide to attend international conferences, we would like to offer at this year´s Berlin Conference the possibility to participate in “virtual panels”.
Besides facilitating the participation for researchers, who don’t have the time or resources to attend the actual conference, these virtual panels would indeed help to avoid carbon dioxide.

By using modern video conferencing technology we aim at allowing presenters from abroad not only to present their papers to an audience elsewhere but to also interact with the audience in a discussion.
We envisage local conference centers in Japan, North America and in South Africa and are still looking out for partners that have venues providing sufficient quality for the videoconferencing.

As we are still in the planning process we will update our website regularly for more details.

This will not change the registration process! Only if you receive the notification of acceptance of your paper you can solicit the participation in one of the partner-institutions in your region.

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Call for Papers now online

The Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change now invites proposals for papers for its 10th conference on “Social dimensions of environmental change and governance”.

Proposals for papers must be submitted electronically on the Conference Homepage by April 6, 2010 and not exceed 300 words. All paper and poster submissions will be reviewed by an international review panel before being accepted. Details on abstract submission and more information can be found here

Notification of the decision will be sent by e-mail no later than June 30, 2010. Full papers are expected by September  20, 2010.

Click here to read the complete Call for Papers.

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