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A detailed schedule will be released in the coming weeks that will soon be available on the website. The Conference will follow the successful format of earlier annual Earth System Governance events, with Plenary sessions, Semi-Plenaries, Parallel Panels, Innovative Session, the Taskforce & Meeting Day and an exciting social programme!

The key dates for program components are the following:

  • 20 & 21 October: Virtual Parallel Panels and Innovative Sessions. Onsite Early Career Events: Living Library and Breakfast.
  • 21–23rd October: Main Conference Plenaries and Semi-Plenaries. On-site Parallel Panels and Innovative Sessions. Social Programme for On-site attendees.
  • 24th October: Taskforce Meeting Day

For virtual attendees, we have created a program with limited virtual access on 20th & 21st of October, which provides access to the Plenary and Semi-Plenary sessions at the main event.

2021 opening plenary of #ESG2021

Karen O'Brien at the 2021 Conference for Earth System Governance. The official opening session of the 2021 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance was hosted at the conference venue and streamed live to virtual attendees.

Introduction by the conference chair: Professor Tatiana Kluvánková (SlovakGlobe at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and the Slovak University of Technology, and CETIP – Earth System Governance Research Centre)

Earth System Governance International Project Office

If you have any questions about the 2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance, you can reach out to our international project office. We will get back to you regarding your questions within a few working days.


Utrecht University
Faculty of Geosciences
Princetonlaan 8a
3584 CB Utrecht, The Netherlands