The Collaboratory

Bergen International Student Conference 2018

The first edition of the Bergen International Student Conference took place in Bergen April 5-6, 2018. The theme for the conference was “Climate and Society: Transformations in the 21st Century”.

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Climate change is raising profound challenges at every level, and to every part and member of society. Confronting and resolving issues regarding both causes and consequences of climate change is of utmost urgency and this calls for collaboration and knowledge-sharing that crosses both disciplines and borders. We therefore invite undergraduate and graduate students from all countries and academic disciplines to participate in the first-ever Bergen International Student Conference, or BISC, on the theme Climate and Society: Transformations in the 21st Century.

There is no fee for attending the conference, but please note that registration is binding. The online registration form can be found here. The preliminary conference program can be found here and below. We urge all participants to seek out financial assistance regarding accommodation and travel expenses at their institutions. If you have any questions regarding the conference, send an email to collaboratory@uib.no.


Thursday April 5 

09.00  Registration and coffee

09.30  Conference opening

09.50  Keynote - Climate and Society: Transformations in the 21st Century

10.30  Parallel sessions 

          1) Mitigation & Adaptation

          2) Nature

12.10  Lunch

13.10  Parallel sessions:

          3) Mobility

          4) Utopia & System Change 

14.50  Coffeebreak with snacks

15.10  Workshop: Transformations

16.10  Concluding words

16.30  End of formal conference program

18.15  Guided walk at Bryggen

19.00  Conference dinner at the "Akademiske Kvarter"


Friday April 6 

09.30  Registration and coffee

09.50  Opening

10.00  Parallell sessions:

          5) Politics & Law

          6) Psychology & Consumption

11.40  Lunch 

12.40  Keynote - Meeting 21st century challenges: interdisciplinary participation and partnership

13.00  Workshop: Higher education in an age of climate change

14.30  Coffee break with snacks

15.00  Wrapping-up debate

15.45  Concluding words

16.00  End of conference program