SDG Conference Bergen

Day Zero: Wednesday 5 February 2020

We welcome you to Day Zero at the 2020 SDG Conference Bergen. We invite you to register an event by 1 November 2019.


Ten years to go!

Day Zero, taking place on Wednesday 5 February 2020, represents an opportunity for students, researchers, civil society actors and the business community engaged with the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development to organize workshops and poster presentations, or demonstrate experiments, and present other kinds of knowledge and activities relevant for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Day Zero takes serious the United Nations’ call for a “formative shift”. We need to change the way we live, produce, consume and interact between ourselves and with nature within a short timeframe.

We must change how we use knowledge and how we interact with all parts of society to learn more about the knowledge we need for the transformative shift to happen.

We expect workshops and other activities at Day Zero to be relevant for new curriculums and teaching, but also for how university and society/politics interact and how research is, or should be, prioritized, and how societal actors can and should put demands on the universities in line with the expectations of the SDGs.

We invite you to register your event here by 1 November 2019.

There is room for up to 20 events, which will take place at the Student Centre and the Academic Quarter (Kvarteret). In order to make room for as many presenters as possible, the committee might seek to combine events with overlapping themes.

Accepted events will receive a class room/lecture hall with projector/internet.

To have your event presented in SDG Conference programme, please register your event in our registration form now (programme revision/updates are possible).


Contact persons
Tor Halvorsen, Associate Professor, 5558 9359 / Tor.Halvorsen@uib.no

Tord Rø, Adviser, 5558 9326 / Tord.Ro@uib.no