Call for Proposals; SCORAI 2013 Conference

The following is a call for proposals for a conference on sustainability, organized by the largest US network on sustainable consumption research SCORAI (, together with its European sister network SCORAI Europe.As member of the Steering Committee of the Princeton based Network, CBS Professor Lucia Reisch serves on the organizing committee of this conference



The Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) is organizing an international conference on the theme of "The Future of Consumerism and Well-being in a World of Ecological Constraints" on June 12-14, 2013, at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. The conference seeks:


1. To improve our understanding of the complex driving forces underlying prevalent consumerist lifestyles in the wealthy parts of the globe;


2. To generate insights about fostering a necessary transition toward alternative ways of pursuing individual and societal well-being in a technological society cognizant of ecological limits;


3. To build on recent developments to establish a vibrant global research community focused on sustainable consumption.


Proposals are invited for conference sessions, individual papers, and posters based on theoretical and applied research. Especially welcome are interdisciplinary contributions that address consumerism from different perspectives; alternative visions and framings of post-consumerism; and emergent contours of post-consumerist society.


Prospective participants are encouraged to visit  for more complete information, including details on the submission of session proposals and paper and poster abstracts. Information is also available on target dates, registration and fees, and accommodations.


Deadline for the submission of proposals is October 1st. 2012.

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