The Congress is an assembly of the leading University of Illinois, national and international scientists from different disciplines. These experts present the latest scientific research on grand world challenges of sustainability, energy generation and conservation, and the environment. Attendees gain understanding about the latest knowledge in these areas — and the directions for future research, actions and policy frameworks that could contribute to long-term breakthroughs.
Each Congress provides a forum to not only discuss the challenges facing global water availability, but also to highlight an agenda for actionable research. By bringing local, national, and international experts — from academia, industry, governments, and NGOs — together for these discussions, iSEE is fostering new research collaborations across disciplines and across continents to solve grand world challenges.
The 2017 Congress, “Building Resilience to Climate Change,” is planned for Sept. 18-20, 2017, at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. More, including an event webpage coming soon!
The 2016 Congress, “Energy 2030: Paths to a Sustainable Future,” took place Sept. 12-14, 2016. Read more >>>
The 2015 Congress, “Water Planet, Water Crises? Meeting the World’s Water-Food-Energy Needs Sustainably,” took place Sept. 14-16, 2015. Read more >>>
The 2014 Congress, “Feeding 9 Billion: A Path to Sustainable Agriculture,” took place Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2014. Read more >>>