25.01.2018

Bonn Conference Highlights for the First Half of 2018


The first six months of the new year will again bring a number of high-level conferences to Bonn: In February, the European Conference on Research Integrity at the University will be followed by a Climate Conference in our city organized by the German Association of Towns and Municipalities and by a state-level conference of the One-World Network in North Rhine-Westphalia in March focusing on development policy in times of global insecurity.

Also in March, the UN SDG Action Campaign will organize its Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development at the World Conference Center Bonn. And LAG 21 NRW and the Service Agency Communities in One World / Engagement Global will hold their closing conference entitled ‘Globally Sustainable Municipality’ at the end of the month.

In April, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability will again organize the annual Resilient Cities conference in Bonn, which will be followed by the Bonn Climate Change Conference hosted by UNFCCC.
June will see the DW Global Media Forum with a special focus on global inequalities this year.

We will be proud to welcome all conference participants here and shall be looking forward to the fruitful debates and meetings in our city.


Bonn’s conference highlights and topics over the coming months:

5 to 7 Feb 2018: Printeger – European Conference on Research Integrity
Organizer: Printeger, a project funded by the European Union in the framework of Horizon 2020
Venue: University of Bonn
Topics: Promoting integrity as an integral dimension of excellence in research
https://printeger.eu/about-the-conference/


6 Feb 2018: Climate Conference
Organizer: German Association of Towns and Municipalities
Venue: DW Bonn
Topics: climate action and energy efficiency

The eleventh edition of this annual technical conference will again bring several hundred representatives of municipalities, politics, science and economy to Bonn for an exchange of experience and best practice at local level. The conference aims at facilitating municipal exchange and stepping up climate action and energy efficiency.
https://www.klimaschutz.de/service/veranstaltungen/11-dstgb-klimaschutzkonferenz


9 to 10 Mar 2018: State Conference ‘Development Policy in Times of Global Insecurity’
Organizer: One-World Network in North Rhine-Westphalia
Venue: GSI Bonn
Topics: development policy and related fields

300 representatives of the One-World movements, politics and science meet for this annual state conference to discuss topical issues in panels and workshops.
https://eine-welt-netz-nrw.de/about-us/


21 to 23 Mar 2018: Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development
Organizer: UN SDG Action Campaign
Venue: World Conference Center Bonn
Topics: global action for the Sustainable Development Goals

Taking place in Bonn each year, the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development provides a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG implementation. It aims at building synergies and increasing mutual understandings to approach problems and solutions from multiple angles.
http://sdgactioncampaign.org/


22 Mar 2018: Closing Conference ‘Globally Sustainable Municipality’
Organizers: LAG 21 NRW and Service Agency Communities in One World / Engagement Global
Venue: DW Bonn
Topics: Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, local strategies and partnerships for the implementation of the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals

The Service Agency Communities in One World supports cities and municipalities in all issues of local development cooperation and has been providing advisory and other services to municipalities and local actors since 2001. This includes providing platforms for dialogue, organizing awareness-raising activities, municipal exchange and partnerships for local sustainable solutions.
https://skew.engagement-global.de/home.html


26 to 28 April: Resilient Cities Conference 2018
Organizer: ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
Venue: GSI Bonn
Topics: urban resilience and climate change adaptation

This annual global forum on urban resilience and adaptation was first launched in 2010 to discuss the special challenges in urban environments around the globe and forge new partnerships in the field. The 9th edition of the Resilient Cities congress series will focus on three thematic streams: incorporating adaptation, collaborative adaptation and implementation and monitoring. There will be a number of related panel discussions and trainings as well as an Open European Day back to back with the conference on 25 April.
https://resilientcities2018.iclei.org/


30 April to 10 May: Bonn Climate Change Conference
Organizer: UNFCCC
Venue: World Conference Center Bonn
Topics: climate change

First sessional period 2018 to build on COP23 in Bonn in November 2017 and prepare the upcoming 2018 UN Climate Change Conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
http://unfccc.int/2860.php


11 to 13 June: DW Global Media Forum
Organizer: DW
Venue: DW Bonn
Topics: global inequalities

Global Inequalities will be the focus theme of the 2018 Global Media Forum hosted by Deutsche Welle. Shedding light on all dimensions of global inequality and its various solutions is a difficult yet vital mission for media, civil society and politicians. There will again be a number of related panel discussions and a Media Innovation Lab Day on the third day of the conference.
http://www.dw.com/en/global-media-forum/global-media-forum/s-101219