A Blended Conference

For over 30 years, Common Ground has been invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers of access in scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve built media platforms to support spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue, before such approaches were in vogue; connected international voices, when disciplines were too often isolated in national silos; and supported an agenda of access and equality, by offering pathways and opportunities for diverse voices.
We now propose another kind of intervention -- to build a scholarly communication infrastructure for a blended future.
Our blended model seeks to transcend physical boundaries by offering a platform to extend in-person conference content online, while ensuring online-only delegates are afforded equal participatory and experiential spaces within the platform. At the same time, the model offers participants a legacy resource to which they can return in the Event application, with access to a social space in our Community application where fellow participants can keep connected long after the conference ends.

Themes and Special Focus

The Fourteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses is brought together by a common concern for the science of, and social responses to, climate change. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. We invite proposals addressing one of the following themes or special focus:

  • Theme 1: The Nature of Evidence
  • Theme 2: Assessing Impacts in Diverse Ecosystems
  • Theme 3: Human Impacts and Responsibility
  • Theme 4: Technical, Political, and Social Responses
  • 2022 Special Focus - Responding to Climate Change as Emergency: Governing the Climate Emergency

Research Network Chair

Victoria Hurth

Victoria Hurth

Senior Associate, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Plenary Speakers

Christine Bergeron

Christine Bergeron

President, Chief Executive, Vancity, Canada

Thomas Clarke

Thomas Clarke

Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

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