The 28th Annual Conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) will be held in Stockholm. However, we also offer participants to join the conference digitally.

On this page you can find links to Keynote speakers, tracks & themes, the PhD Workshop as well as a program overview. The detailed program will be available on this site in the coming weeks and on the conference platform Oxford Abstracts during the whole conference.


We are happy to announce that the ISDRS 2022 Conference program is now published! 

Follow the link below and log in. When setting up your conference program account, make sure that you set your time zone according to where you will be when joining the conference. The program adjusts the times shown in the program according to this. 

Conference platform:

Instructions on how to set up your conference program account: 

On the conference platform you will find the program, poster gallery and all attendees. In the program you can use the ‘Bookmark’ function to mark the sessions that you wish to attend over the course of the three conference days. All bookmarked sessions will gather in ‘Your bookmarks’, which can act as a personal schedule to use during the conference. The tracks have been placed in numerical order to allow you to easily find the tracks you are interested in.

 Finding your sessions online: Most sessions will be available for online participation. These will have a zoomlink added to the session. The links are being created and added at the moment.

The first day ends with a fantastic reception at the Stockholm City Hall, hosted by the City of Stockholm. 

We look forward to seeing you all in June!

Program overview

June 14: Doctoral student and workshop day (optional) 

Location: University College Stockholm

Doctoral students admitted to the conference are offered a particularly inspiring day for young researchers. They will get to present and receive feedback on their current work as well as take part of a paneldiscussion with editors after lunch and a selection of workshops in the afternoon.  


Day 1 ( 15 June ) - Marie Cederschiöld University & Ersta Conference

08.00 – 08.50 

Registration on campus

08.50 – 09.00

Find a seat

09.00 – 10.30 

Plenary Session: Justice, courage and sustainable development. 

Keynote speakers: Azza Karam and Carlton Waterhouse

10.30 – 11.15


11.15 – 12.30

Parallel sessions

12.30 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.15

Parallel sessions

15.15 – 16.00


16.00 – 17.15

Plenary session: Climate, poverty, inclusive climate governance

Keynote speakers: Björn-Ola Linér, Prajal Pradhan and Sabina Alkire

19.00 – 21.00

Reception at Stockholm City Hall, Gallery of the Prince. Hosted by City of Stockholm. (Booked participants only)

Day 2 (16 June) - Södertörn University

08.30 – 09.20

ISDRS Members meeting in auditorium

09.30 – 11.00

Plenary Session: The role of art in climate transformation. 
Keynote speaker: Mats Bigert,  Carl Anders Säfström and Cecilia Sjöholm

11.00 – 11-45


11.45 – 13.00

Parallel sessions 

13.00 – 14-15



Parallel sessions




Plenary Session: Vulnerability. 
Keynote speakers: Marie-Andrée Robitaille, Malena Britz, Emma Stenström 


Buses leaves from Södertörn University to Subtopia

18.30 – 23.00

Conference Dinner

Day 3 (17 June) - Stockholm School of Economics & Swedish Defense University

08.50 – 09.00

Find a seat

09.00 – 10.15 

Plenary session : Inner development goals and sustainability practices
Keynote speakers: Jonna Bornemark, Jakob Trollbäck and Lars Strannegård

10.15 – 10.45


10.45 – 12.00

Parallel sessions

12.00 – 13.45


13.45 – 15.00

Parallel sessions

15.00 – 15.30


15.30 – 17.15

Plenary session: War, peace, security and human rights. 
Keynote speakers: Michel Östlund and Annick Wibben

17.15 – 18.30 

Performance by the vocal ansemble VoNo & Final Mingle

A conference that travels - Travel

This conference is organized by a consortium of universities in Stockholm. Therefore, the conference moves to a new campus each day in order to offer the participants the chance to view and enjoy the characteristics of the contributing universities. 

This means that you will be travelling to different parts of Stockholm during your stay in June. We wish to make this as easy and comfortable as possible. We have put together a travel manual for you, one page presents the campus and possible travel alternatives for each day. Have a look and rest assured, you will find your way to the campuses of the universities! 

Go to the page Travel manual to find all available information on the practicalities around travelling in Stockholm during the conference.