Reports on Conferences, Meetings and other Events
The 9th Biennial Emergy Research Conference
The 9th Biennial Emergy Research Conference was held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL from January 7 to January 9, 2016.
The 9th Annual Meeting of the Emergy Society
The 9th Annual Meeting of the Emergy Society was held from January 7 to 9, 2016. For more information, visit the 9th Annual meeting of International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research (ISAER)
8th Biennial Emergy Research Conference
The 8th Biennial Emergy Research Conference was held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL from January 16 to January 18, 2014. For more information on the conference follow this link to www.emergysystems.org. The 7th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research was held Saturday, January 18, 2014 immediately after the Emergy Synthesis 8 conference.
The 8th Annual Meeting of the Emergy Society
The 8th Annual Meeting of the Emergy Society was held online from January 26 to 30, 2015. If you are a member of the Emergy Society, please go to www.isaer.org and enter the Members’ Area to read the Presidents' addresses, the State of the Society Report, the minutes of that meeting and the financial report for 2014.
The First International Social Transformation Conference
The First International Social Transformation Conference on the theme of “Energy Currency: Energy as the fundamental measure of price, cost, and value” was held in Split, Croatia on July 10-12, 2012. This conference on developing an energy-based currency was sponsored by the 40 foundation www.the40.org and the Emergy Society was invited to send a representative. The Executive Council nominated Mark Brown to be our delegate. Most of Mark's expenses were covered by the conference organizers. In addition, the Society was able to provide airfare for an additional delegate, Sergio Ulgiati. For more information on this conference see http://teslaconference.com/
On behalf of the International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research, David Tilley, Dan Campbell and Sergio Ulgiati organized a symposium for EcoSummit 2012 held from Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, 2012. The ISAER sponsored session was entitled "Emergy evaluation of sustainability: Quantifying ecosystem services, environmental debt and ecosystem restoration" and included eight speakers. In addition, there were two other sessions organized by Professor H.T. Odum's students and colleagues, including one on "the Prosperous Way Down" organized by Jay Martin of Ohio State University and Mark Brown of the University of Florida. In addition, Simone Bastianoni and Federico Pulselli of the University of Siena organized a workshop on “Unsustainabilty”. See the conference website http://www.ecosummit2016.org/ecosummit-2012.asp for further details.
International School on Emergy Accounting
International School on Emergy Accounting organized by Dr. Francesco Gonella of the University Ca' Foscari in Venice sponsored an Emergy Short Course held from 17 - 21 June 2013. Mark Brown was the main lecturer. You may find information about the event at the following link:
http://www.unive.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=148614. A repeat performance of the 2013 Emergy Short Course was given by Mark Brown at University Ca' Foscari in Venice in May of 2015.