4th Annual Biophysical Economics Conference - October 26-28
The 4th Annual Biophysical Economics Conference will be held October 26-28 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. The conference will include 2 days of seminars, workshops, and break-out discussions, followed by a Sunday field trip. Registration is available at this site.
Event co-sponsors include the University of Vermont's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics.
The conference will be organized around a combination of Plenary Panels, as well as Organized and Normal Parallel Sessions. Current session themes include:
- Energy Update: EROI and the Transition Economy
- The Biophysical Base of an Ecological Economics
- Money, Debt, and Energy
- Energy Use in Food Systems: the Realities of Relocalization
- Investment Finance in an Energy Constrained World
- Transportation and Energy Modeling: Challenges and Lessons from a Rural State
- Energy Taxes in a Fiscally Challenged Political Economy
- Energy, Democracy, and the Political Economy of Change
The organizers are currently soliciting proposals for presentations, organized panels, and short workshops on all areas of biophysical economics. Graduate student presentation proposals are highly encouraged. The deadline for presentation abstracts and ‘Organized Sessions’ is September 24, 2012.
For more information, or to submit your ideas, contact Brian Kelly (bkelly4 at uvm dot edu) or Jon Erickson (jdericks at uvm dot edu), or visit the conference registration page. Advance registration required.