Now Accepting Submissions for Third SCORAI Conference in Copenhagen!

Submission Portal for the Third International SCORAI Conference in Copenhagen is Now Open!

June 27‒29, 2018

Sustainable Consumption: Fostering Good Practices and Confronting the Challenges of the 21st Century

The Organizing Committee for the Third International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative welcomes your abstract submissions and session proposals! The website portal is now open at Please note that the deadline for submissions is October 15, 2017.

Conference Overview

Mitigating the social and environmental impacts of contemporary provisioning systems constitutes a grand challenge in the 21st century. Academics and practitioners from across disciplines as diverse as architecture, business, industrial ecology, sociology, and beyond are actively engaged both in deepening understanding of the scale of these problems and articulating solutions. Yet movement to implement sustainable consumption lags significantly behind these advances in knowledge.

In collaboration with the VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability and hosted by the Copenhagen Business School, the Third International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) will be held in Copenhagen on June 27–29, 2018. The event will comprise paper presentations, panel discussions, and keynote presentations by acclaimed speakers. Copenhagen has been in the vanguard of cities around the world actively engaged in facilitating more sustainable lifestyles and the conference will enable participants to learn firsthand about some of the world’s most sustainable solutions to challenges in the domains of transportation, food, energy, and urban design.

Building on earlier events at Clark University (2013) and the University of Maine (2016), the conference is expected to attract an international assemblage of researchers who value close interaction with policy makers and practitioners while pursuing co-designed interventions to enable progress toward a more sustainable future. We therefore enthusiastically encourage participation from representatives of academia, industry, government, and civil society organisations. Across these sectors, we invite those with recognised and emerging expertise in topics related to sustainable consumption from interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and disciplinary perspectives.

Conference Co-chairs

· Maurie Cohen (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

· Lucia Reisch (Copenhagen Business School)

· Wencke Gwozdz (Copenhagen Business School)

· Emily Huddart Kennedy (Washington State University)

Additional details about SCORAI are available at lth.msc.