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Hamburg Sustainable Development Summit (HSDS) 2017
This international conference was organised by the “Center for Sustainable University” (KNU) of the Universität Hamburg in collaboration with the COPERNICUS Alliance considering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
All three days the 200 participants from over 30 countries worldwide exchanged their research results and experiences in workshops, presentations and poster sessions in the different “Topic rooms”:
- Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
- Reporting and Governance
- Steering our cities towards sustainability
- Higher Education Institutions – Aims, Agendas, Actors
- Methods and Perspectives for Transformational Processes
A special highlight was the workshop LEGO® Serious Play®, where the participants envisioned playful and active the future of educational development. The “Market of Ideas” offerd plenty of time to network and exchange ideas with other participants.
On Thursday, 28th September, the HSDS scheduled the „HOCHN“ Network Day“. The project HOCHN “Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions: develop – network – report” is coordinated by the Center for Sustainable University and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
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„Collaboration with the KVM team was pleasing. Having a special claim for a sustainable conference management, the KVM team supported whenever possible. Especially, we like to point out the good care for administration of HSDS participant processes before, during and after the conference as well as handling the event’s customer evaluation. The KVM team offered an all-round administration service that enriched the HSDS.
(Dr. Claudia T. Schmitt (Managing Director & Scientific Coordinator KNU; HSDS initiator))
On Friday, 29th September, participants explored the city of Hamburg by joining interesting excursions, e.g.:
- The German Climate Computing Center
- “Green Shore Tour” through the “HafenCity”
- International Building Exhibition (IBA) and the Energy Bunker, Wilhelmsburg
The event and conference management team of the Universität Hamburg Marketing GmbH was responsible as a service provider for the conference administration. Especially the management for the venue and its facilities, the management of the conference participants before, during and after the conference, organising the social programme as well as the summative evaluation after the conference.