On behalf of the international Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) we extend a very warm welcome to you all to the 4th International SCORAI conference June 10-12, 2020. The world has changed dramatically since we began planning this conference many months ago. While we were looking forward to welcoming participants to Northeastern University in Boston and to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, we are now moving the conference to an all on-line remote program in response to the disruption and risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful to have the opportunity to transition to a fully digital conference format that will reduce our collective consumption while preserving vitally important sharing of ideas. The conference sessions will be accessible to all who register – all that is needed is access to high-speed internet connection. We are developing creative ideas to preserve a sense of open discourse and celebration of community as we move to a virtual format.
In-person gatherings in Boston and Stockholm are being cancelled. The agenda on our conference website will continue as published with some minor modifications, to be announced soon. The new conference registration fee is $120 for regular registration and $50 for students and other low-income participants.
With this virtual format, we look forward to expanding accessibility to the conference. Registration is open and we encourage you to spread the word about this exciting opportunity to your students and colleagues. For those who are presenting, please register ASAP (definitely before April 21) to confirm your inclusion in the program.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. We look forward to an engaging virtual gathering in June. The conference’s focus on sustainable consumption and social justice in an urbanizing world is more important than ever now as we face this global pandemic, which underscores the interconnections between personal behaviors and societal outcomes and demonstrates the importance of linking research to action.