27.09.2021 - 29.09.2021

Zum Kalender hinzufügen

Donau Universität Krems

and as a hybrid event worldwide

Main Event

Postponed to 2021 as a physical event, the 1st Global Transdisciplinarity Conference still commenced in fall 2020 with a series of virtual pre-meetings with a selected group (invitation only) of international scholars from diverse disciplines, linked by a strong commitment to science-society-collaboration (SSC) and knowledge integration. Under the umbrella of systems and complexity sciences these pre-conferences brought together a core group of researchers interested in social transformation, innovation and the role of academia and institutions of higher education in the transition towards a fair and sustainable global human-environment coupled system under the One Health-paradigm.


The main conference will be held in fall 2021 in Krems an der Donau (Austria) at Danube University as well as in the scenic surroundings of Stift Göttweig and the Danube river itself. It will be an intense, three-day work and networking experience designed to both give ample space for individual exchange as well as a building a common understanding of the possibilities, challenges and advances in the field of Science Society Collaboration. To bring as much as possible of the experience to audiences that may not be able to attend in person, the event is set up as a hybrid conference, broadcasting via the internet and giving tele-participants an opportunity to contribute and profit.

If you want to learn more about our approach to transdisciplinarity and Science Society Collaboration in general download our regularly updated info cache

If you are interested in joining the core group or participate in the organizing committee, write to: gtdc@donau-uni.ac.at


1st Pre-Conference, 23 September 2020

The first pre-conference gathered about forty participants and presented the concept and aims of the conference. After a lively work-session eliciting past experiences and expectations of science society collaboration from the group, it concluded with an invitation to join the organizing committee that began its work immediately after the first pre-event.

1st Pre-Conference

2nd Pre-Conference, 23 November 2020

Reflecting on the input from the first pre-conference the second event with an expanded core group presented a set of core documents (our info cache) and an open planning document to the participants. It gave a first outlook at where and how (publications, track convener, master classes) members of the core group could contribute to the GTdC and ended on an open invitation to expand the group and the list of thematic focuses for the conference.

2nd Pre-Conference

3rd Pre-Conference, 23 February 2021

The third pre-conference will focus on the results of the working meetings of the organizing committee and the internal call. It will present the publication opportunities that come with the conference and the planned schedule for the September 2021 hybrid event at Krems.

3rd Pre-Conference

4th Pre-Conference, June 2021

A final pre-event will be held after the establishment of the main tracks, welcoming new participants to the expanded core group and setting the final agenda of the main event based on the contributions submitted.

Information and Contact

Ilja Steffelbauer

Mag. Ilja Steffelbauer

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