26/06/2024 - 30/06/2024

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Cappadocia University
Mustafapaşa, 50420 Ürgüp / Nevşehir

and worldwide as a hybrid event

Main Event

Following the 1st Global Transdisciplinarity Conference in fall 2021 the 2nd Global Transdisciplinarity Conference will be held in spring 2024 at our partner institution Cappadocia University at its scenic location in Mustafapaşa, central Anatolia. 

The Global Transdisciplinarity Conference focusses on coping with the current poly crisis, of which climate change, refugee crises, the Corona pandemic, and recent wars in Ukraine and the Middle East are symptomatic. As a whole it has threatening implications for social peace, ecological equilibrium, the world economy, health and the well-being of all lifeforms. The complexity of these threats and the hardly predictable mutual spill-over effects require new approaches. The methodologically conditioned views of the individual scientific disciplines fail us here, because they enforces results that do not reflect the whole. Transdisciplinary thinking and acting transcend the system-boundaries within and between fragmented disciplines by integrating all kinds of empirical knowledge, arts as well as spiritual wisdom and philosophical reflection. In this sense, the conference wants to contribute to overcoming the limitations of the post-enlightenment view and its claim to dominion over nature. 


  • Scaling the transdisciplinarity idea with global partners
  • Further develop and apply the transdisciplinary process itself 
  • Transdisciplinary development of Responsible Leadership and Governance with a focus on the New Economics Debate based on sustainable responsibility 
  • Enhanced adaptive capacity for societal peace by fostering transdisciplinarity  
  • Developing diverse mindsets of responsibly understanding oneself within our world 
  • Transdisciplinary approaches for science practice collaborations 
  • Bridging and enhancing networks between research and practical excellence 
  • Rethinking traditional and new forms of communication for transdisciplinary experiencing, understanding and exchanging 
  • Intending a new philosophical basis for transdisciplinarity 
  • Sharing a cultural and nature experience in order to facilitate common understanding and provide an open mental space to develop a holistic perspective  

The main conference will take place in Mustafapaşa on the 26-30 June 2024 with decentralised pre-events leading up to the main event. 

A parallel event will take place at the University for Continuing Education Krems, joining special tracks meeting there with the main event at Cappadocia University online. 

The conference is organized in co-operation with the following institutions

Logo Cappadocia University

zhaw applied linguistics

zhaw media lab

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Registration for the Main Event at Cappadocia University open now

Registration for the main conference at Cappadocia University is open now. 

Participants joining the main conference event at Cappadocia University in Mustafapaşa, Türkye can register via our e-mail: gtdc@donau-uni.ac.at using the keyword "Registration CAPPADOCIA". Please note that for on-site attendance at Cappadocia University a conference fee of € 300,00 is charged. The fee covers organisational costs as well as meals at the university mensa and catering during the whole conference. Please transfer the fee to the following account using the key word "2nd GTdC":

KAPADOKYA ÜNİVERSİTESİ  TR20 0006 2001 0410 0006 2975 37 (Garanti Bankası/Garanti bank) for playment in Turkish Lira

KAPADOKYA ÜNİVERSİTESİ  TR02 0006 2001 0410 0009 0944 68 (Garanti Bankası/Garanti Bank) for palyment in EURO 


Registration for the Tracks at UWK Krems and for Online Participation open

Registration for the tracks held at the University of Continuing Education Krems or for online participation is open now. 

Participants joining one of the tracks held at Krems can register via our e-mail: gtdc@donau-uni.ac.at using the keyword "Registration KREMS". There is no conference fee for participation in the tracks held at Krems due to third party sponsoring. 

Online participation covers the keynotes, plenary sessions and plenary discussions via stream with the possibility to pose questions via chat. It entails no costs. If you want to actively participate in any track in a hybrid manner, please contact the track organizers and register via our e-mail gtdc@donau-uni.ac.at using the keyword "Registration ONLINE". 


Registration to start soon

Registration for the conference will be open soon.

Participants joining the event in person at Mustafapaşa are kindly asked to register through Cappadocia University. Participants joining online or one of the tracks held at Krems can register separately.

Registration links will be provided in short order on this page.


Conference Schedule Update

Due to the current dynamic development of the conference and to allow for the schedules of international participants in different time zones, the conference schedule will be rearranged to allow for more internal exchange and cross-track communication. Please stay tuned for updates.

See the conference schedule here...

Track Suggestion Process Closing Down

Suggestion for new tracks is closing down by the end of this week on May 5th. You may still join existing tracks and the upcoming tracks being posted over the coming days. 

To joining an individual track, contact the track organizers listed at the top of the individual track descriptions by e-mail. 

See our tracks here...

2nd GTdC tracks are out

The tracks for the 2nd Global Transdisciplinarity Conference are out and we are still adding new arrivals. 

Over the last weeks the thematic tracks for the 2nd GTdC have been consolidated and we are proud to present our quickly grown roster of interesting issues and international participants. If you are still interested in joining an individual track, contact the track organizers. 

See our tracks here...

Call for Participation

The organizing committee of the 2nd Global Transdisciplinarity Conference is pleased to announce the official call for participation.

We are inviting representatives of institutions of research and higher education as well as from society (government, NGOs and business) either participating in or interested in science society collaboration to either participate in our existing thematic tracks or suggest tracks of their own.

If you are interested in joining an existing track see: see more

If your are interested in contributing your own track see: see more

Download the full call: LINK

Pre-Conference Announced

The organizing committee of the 2nd Global Transdisciplinarity Conference (to be held on 27-28 June 2024 at Cappadocia University) is pleased to invite you and your organization to join us in preparing and organizing the event in our Pre-Conference at Cappadocia University in Mustafapaşa, Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey, on 11 September 2023.

We are inviting representatives of institutions of research and higher education as well as from society (government, NGOs and business) either participating in or interested in science society collaboration to join a one-day hybrid pre-event on 11 September 2023.
The aim of this meeting is the formulation of a mission statement, draft program and final call for contributions for the main conference as well as the formation of a broad and inclusive organizing committee, embracing all interested parties and organizations ready to contribute actively to the
main event in spring 2024.

If you are interested in joining the organizing committee and the Pre-Conference, please contact us under: gtdc@donau-uni.ac.at


Global Transdisciplinarity Conference Office


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