The Call for Abstracts for the 3rd NEST conference in Utrecht has brought about a major increase in submissions: in total we have received 116 submitted abstracts! This can be seen as a sign that Sustainability Transitions Research is growing into a well-known and respected research field. However, the organising team is now faced by a rather bittersweet dilemma: how to combine the strong interest with organizing a cozy, higly interactive meeting where all participants are able to converse at least once with each of their peers. We decided to increase the size of the conference to 70 participants (compared to 45 in 2017), which is hoped to allow the event to retain its inclusive nature and not becoming overly anonymous.
The organising committee will now enter the process of reviewing the abstracts over the holiday season, aiming to notify all applicants by January 15th!
Stay tuned for further updates!