Sunday 4 November: Early Career Welcome Drinks

On the eve of the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance, we organize Welcome Drinks for early career scholars in the Utrecht University Hall, right in the heart of the historic city center. This event marks the end of the Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance 2018, as well as the beginning of the conference week. Here, we provide an informal setting in which early career scholars can meet while enjoying a drink and a bite – the perfect way to start the 2018 conference! All early career researchers are invited!

Where: Academiegebouw, room 1636

When: Sunday 4 November, 17:00 – 19:00

Research Fellows Party: Open Stage

Wednesday 7 November ends with an informal Research Fellow Party at one of Utrecht’s nicest pop venues EKKO. All conference participants are invited! We have a stage available for free that we’d like to share with you. Please contact Karlijn at before 24 September if you would like to display your musical, theatre or poetry talents and stand out from the academic crowd.


Winter School applications until 16 April

Although the call for papers for the conference is now closed, we are still accepting applications for the Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance that will be held just prior to the conference (31 October – 4 November 2018). Confirmed speakers include Prof Oran Young, Prof Maarten Hajer, Prof Louis Lebel, Prof Derk Loorbach and Dr Aarti Gupta. See here for a full list of speakers and information on how to apply. Deadline for applications is Monday April 16.

Deadline Call for Papers Extended to 21 March

Following a request by earth system governance researchers in the UK, who are on strike, we have decided to extend the deadline for submissions of abstracts to the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance.

New deadline: 24:00 CET, 21 March 2018.