Program Now Available for the Year’s Top Sustainability Science and Innovation Event

The program is now available for the top sustainability science and innovation event of the year. A collaboration between the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress and Finland’s Sustainability Science Days, SRI/SSD2024 will bring together 2000 leading experts from across the world working toward a sustainability transformation.

The rich and engaging program features training workshops, interactive roundtables, networking events, cultural excursions, book launches, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to join discussions covering topics such as sustainability education and awareness, the science-policy interface, arctic and regional sustainability, and innovative approaches to renewable energy transitions.

Speakers include former Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Economist Kate Raworth, and former Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni.

Special events will include evening receptions hosted by the City of Helsinki and the City of Espoo, an evening at Puistokatu 4 – a Space for Science and Hope, a plenary session by Indigenous youth leaders, and more.

SRI/SSD2024 will also include an “Open Day” in which the Congress opens its doors to the local audience while offering participants the opportunity to engage with the surrounding community. Coinciding with the annual “Helsinki Day,” the Open Day activities, designed with local partners, will transcend the walls of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki and expand to our host cities. The Open Day activities and additional special events will be announced soon.

“The SRI/SSD2024 program promises to foster collaborations, ignite action, and help drive the implementation of evidence-based solutions to sustainability challenges,” said Future Earth US Global Hub Director Erica Key, Belmont Forum Executive Director Nicole Arbour, and SRI Director Veera Mitzner. “The Congress represents a pivotal moment for professionals from all over the world to meet in Finland and chart a course to a more sustainable future.”

SRI/SSD2024 will be held 10-14 June at both the University of Helsinki and Aalto University in Helsinki and Espoo, Finland. You can still register for the Congress if you have not done so yet.

The program for the SRI2024 Africa Satellite Event is also available. It will be held 21-24 May in Durban, South Africa.