The Conference model of the future

The Co–conference format aims to create a virtual space for discussion and engagement with the topic of the ITD Conference 2017. It incorporates various virtual components to connect with the main conference via a live stream (plenary talks, short reports from Co-conferences, contributions and discussions), which makes it possible to participate online.

  • Co-conference in Chile
  • Co-conference in Mexico
  • Co-conference in Uruguay
  • Co-conference in New Zealand

Co-conference in Chile

Doctorado en Estudios Interdisciplinarios sobre Pensamiento, Cultura y Sociedad, Universidad de Valparaíso and Colectivo 360°


Panel: Trans-versions: Inter- and transdisciplinary dialogues from Latin America

Date: 31 August 2017

The panel aims to discuss and reflect on the question, “How are inter- and transdisciplinary challenges confronted in Latin America?”. Different actors and institutions have been invited to present their experiences and projects as well as teaching and learning programmes. This event is an initiative of two students, Romina Adaos and Diana Rodríguez, who participated in the Td Escuela de Verano – Investigación Transdisciplinaria en la Interfáz Ciencia | Sociedad (Td Summer School – Research at the Science | Society Interface) organized by the Doctorado en Estudios Interdisciplinarios sobre Pensamiento, Cultura y Sociedad (DEI), Universidad de Valparaíso, the Espacio Interdisciplinario (EI) Universidad de la República, Uruguay and Leuphana University in March 2017.

Co-conference in Mexico

Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios and Doctorado en Estudios Interdisciplinarios sobre Pensamiento, Cultura y Sociedad, Universidad Autónoma de Querétar


Interdisciplinary & interinstitutional dialogues in the face of global mercantilization of socio-environmental spaces

Date: 31 August and 1 September 2017

Over two days, the Lab for Multidimensional Problems (Laboratorio de Problemas Multidimensionales) of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias), Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (UAQ), will open different spaces for academic and social reflection to share experiences and insights on transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary and intersectoral projects. The Co-Conference forms part of the inauguration of the Permanent Seminar of the PhD program Doctorado en Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias sobre Pensamiento, cultura y Sociedad. The main objective of the event is to link different universities, researchers and organizations through a deep questioning of the barriers found in the development of transdisciplinary agendas in Latin America and to share strategies towards urgent socio-ecological problems in this region.

Co-conference in Uruguay

Centro Universitario de Tacuarembó, Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay


Workshop: Transdisciplinarity as a means for Sustainable and Local Development: the case of Tacuarembó

Date: 6 September 2017

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together actors with different experiences on inter- and transdisciplinary work, and to reflect on the learning processes they have gone through. The question that will guide the discussion is: "How was the dialogue among the actors achieved during the inter- or transdisciplinary initiative and how did they elaborate and carry out the proposal?" Different institutions from Tacuarembó are being invited to present their experiences and to build stronger links with the Centro Universitario, which is currently building its inter-institutional campus.

Co-conference in New Zealand

Landcare Research - MANAAKI WHENUA


Transdisciplinary and Intercultural research: insights from the Our Land & Water National Science Challenge and the Primary Innovation programme

Date: 13 September 2017

With an intercultural perspective, this Co-conference provides some visions of transdisciplinary collaboration and co-innovation projects. This event will also analyze different practices that reveal the essential gestures of collaboration through emergence, and propagates intercultural capacity. An example of this approach is Robson’s presentation, "Road testing the Integration and Implementation Science framework for delivering more fit for purpose science for policy".