Jean Monnet Network Conference: Time is Running Out! Systemic, Disruptive Innovation to Achieve the SDGs - 26/27 June 2024, RMIT Melbourne - Hybrid

City Campus Building 80
Level 7, Rooms 7, 8, 9 445 Swanston St, Melbourne
Melbourne QLD
Wednesday, 26 June, 2024 - 13:00 to Thursday, 27 June, 2024 - 19:00


In the last 4 years, support from the European Union has enabled the Jean Monnet Network on Social and Scientific Innovation to Achieve the SDGs to explore a range questions related to the acheivement of the SDGs. This conference provides an opportunity for dialogue between the Network researchers and those associated with the Latrobe University Climate Adaptation Lab, and other colleagues concerned about the urgent need for transformative action. The idea of Tipping Points will be central to rethinking the framing of innovation and change, and the blurring of human and natural phenomena. What does this mean for the SDGs and their capacity to inspire urgent engagement in the next 5 years?

The conference will bring together Australian and international scholars working on different aspects of this challenge. Through a curated program of reading and discussion, it will try to make sense of the contemporary context to help orient our research and innovation for the rest of the decade. The Latrobe University Climate Change Adaptation Lab and the RMIT EU Centre of Excellence project on Social and Scientific Innovation to Achieve the SDGs (supported with funding from the EU) will lead this event, along with input from groups including Planetary Civics and Regen Melbourne. The conference will run from 1.00-7.00pm each day (Australian Eastern Standard Time), providing opportunities for European colleagues to connect. It will be structured to learn from key thinkers as well as enabling extensive participation amongst all attendees, both face to face and online.

Register by 15 June 2024 to secure your place. More details are attached.

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