After looking at the plans for next summer’s ESRS conference, “Rural futures in a complex world”, the leaders of the secretariat and the scientific committee have really begun looking forward to the conference.
The European Rural Sociology Conference for 2019 will take place from the 25th to the 28th of June in Trondheim, Norway. The conference, which will be based at the Clarion Hotel and Congress.
The focus of the conference will be on: 1) Innovation, artificial intelligence and digitisation, 2) Social justice and rural spaces and places, and 3) Knowledge production, policymaking and research agendas. Some exciting proposals for working groups have already been submitted, and we expect many more before the deadline of October 1st.
Recently, representatives of the ESRS secretariat and the scientific committee were in Trondheim to look at the conference rooms and meet the Ruralis staff.
“After a tour of the city and information about the event, we believe that this will be a great conference. We hope for a dynamic and broad conference that addresses topics that engage many and embrace Europe”, says ESRS president Sally Shortall, professor at the University of Newcastle.
Ruralis is responsible for both the practical and social aspects of the conference, and the Ruralis staff is full of enthusiasm for leading several professional working groups.
“This is a great opportunity for Ruralis and Ruralis employees to show who you are”, says Joost Dessein of the Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in Flanders.
With a central location in the middle of Norway, Trondheim can be reached by plane, train and bus. In addition to daily flights to Trondheim Airport Værnes from several European cities, there are regular flights between Oslo and Trondheim. Major airlines such as SAS, Norwegian and KLM, have routes to Trondheim. It is about 30 kilometers from the airport to the convention center. The (grey) airport bus departs for Trondheim several times an hour and has a stopover at Clarion Hotel & Congress. The Congress Hotel is a four-minute walk from the Trondheim Central Station, if you wish to travel by train. You will find more information about both practical and professional aspects of the conference at ESRS2019.no.