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DAY ZERO | SDG Conference Bergen 2022

Day Zero: Call for workshop abstracts

We hereby invite you to submit your application to host an event as part of Day Zero in connection with the SDG Conference Bergen, Wednesday 9 February 2022. Day Zero will be a free, all-digital day of events on the day before the SDG Conference Bergen plenary programme starts.

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The topic of the SDG Conference Bergen 2022 is Ways of Knowing, Modes of Living: Dialogues across a fragmented Earth for the 2030 Agenda. The challenges and existential threats that underlie the sustainable development goals, demand action. How do we find new and innovative ways to develop sustainable actions rooted in the SDGs? If ways of knowing are so diverse, which ones should guide our actions? The conference will trace paths within and among different ways of knowing to explore the transformative ambition of the 2030 Agenda.

The SDG Conference Bergen will be a digital conference. Your suggested Day Zero event will therefore have to be made digitally available through a direct video streaming link, Zoom, Teams or similar.

Day Zero is an opportunity to organize creative spaces (workshops, exhibitions, debates, etc.) to present your work of relevance to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We invite a diverse audience to participate, whether you are a student or work in academia or research, civil society, non-profit, start-up company, corporation or small business.

We encourage all kinds of initiatives, from presentations of SDG-relevant teaching and pedagogical innovations to concrete research projects or just to raise a debate about what you see as important topics within the broader SDG discourse. Day Zero is designed to be an open space to communicate across disciplines, topics, and goals and learn from one another in critical applications of the SDGs and their associated targets and indicators.

Please note that you will be responsible for all practicalities of your suggested event including making it digitally available. The SDG Conference Bergen administration will be responsible for dissemination of accepted events on the official conference platform. For an overview of previously held Day Zero events and inspiration to submit an abstract, you may find the programme for Day Zero 2021 here.

As before, Day Zero will have an Opening Plenary Session, followed by three waves of 90-minute workshop sessions. For our all-digital event in 2022, there are two modes of hosting a Day Zero workshop: 

  1. [Normal/Hybrid Mode] The first mode for designing/hosting your workshop is at a physical location in a normal form only that it is live streamed so that audience members can use their video and microphone to interact with the physical-based Day Zero workshop.  
  2. [All-Digital Mode] The second mode of designing/hosting a Day Zero workshop is the pure digital mode where the moderator and any panel members or speakers and participants are all joined in a “Session” on the Day Zero web-based platform. Audience members/remote participants will have the opportunity to use their video camera and microphone like a normal video conference meeting. 

Please submit your workshop abstract by 5 November 2021.

All abstracts will be evaluated by the Day Zero Planning Committee.