Save the date! 8th NEST conference at the IOER

The 8th conference of the "Network of early career researchers in sustainability transitions" (NEST) will take place in Dresden in summer 2023. Host institutions for the conference will be the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS). The conference will take place on 30 June and 1 July 2023 and is aimed at early career researchers. The call for abstracts will be shared soon.

The NEST conference 2023 will be hosted by IOER and is being organized in collaboration with the PhD candidates of the IOER and DLGS, with the umbrella theme of “Re-imagining transitions: beyond established methods and concepts.


The conference strives to widen horizons and perspectives by creating a space in which new concepts from different disciplines and schools of thought can play a role, while questioning the established ways of knowing and doing. The conference focuses on the exchange between early career researchers working on topics related to sustainability transition. It serves as a platform to share knowledge, network, and discuss. It strives to encourage scientific collaboration among early career researchers at an international level.

The "Network of early career researchers in sustainability transitions" (NEST) is an international network and community established to cater specifically to the needs of early career researchers and doctoral candidates in the field of sustainability transitions. NEST complements the work of the international forum "Sustainability Transitions Research Network" (STRN).

Contact to the NEST 2023 organising team

Contact at the IOER – Doctoral candidates’ representatives
Mabel Killinger, e-mail:
Subhashree Nath, e-mail:



The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.

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This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.