Sustainability Conference, 2007

Welcome to website of the Third International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. The inaugural Sustainability Conference was held at the East-West Centre, Hawai’i, in February 2005 and the second in two significant areas of Vietnam, Hanoi and HaLong Bay in January 2006. This third conference is being hosted by the University of Madras, Chennai, India.

The conference will work in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of sustainability. Main speakers include some of the leading thinkers in these areas, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session.

Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

We encourage all presenters to submit written papers to The Sustainability Collection, a fully refereed academic journal. Virtual participants may also submit papers for consideration by the journal. All conference participants who have finalised their registration will receive a complimentary online subscription to the journal. This subscription is valid until one year after the conference end date.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Sustainability Conference site and return for further information-the site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the conference and journal newsletter.

For all inquiries, please contact the conference secretariat.



The International Conference on Sustainability

The Sustainability Conference is held annually in different locations around the world.

The Sustainability Conference is a participants' conference, including numerous parallel sessions. The conference organising committee is inviting proposals to present 30 minute papers, or 60 minute workshops or 90 minute colloquium sessions. These can be:

  • Academic or research papers, or
  • Presentations describing educational initiatives.

The International Journal of Sustainability

Conference participants can submit papers to the Sustainability Journal, before the conference and up until one month after the conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, a virtual registration will provide participants access to the electronic version of the journal, as well as the option to submit papers to the Sustainability Journal.

For more information about the journal please visit the Publish Your Paper page.

Who Should Attend

  • Academics in the social sciences, applied sciences, the humanities, the professions and education.
  • Research students.
  • Public administrators in local, provincial and state government.
  • Representatives of the private sector.
  • Trainers and industry consultants.

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground