ICSD 2017, the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017 will take place on September 18th – 20th in New York City, New York, U.S. The theme this year is The World in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development. ICSD brings together professionals from the private sector, academia, government, and civil society, along with students from the world’s top universities. We welcome participants from all sectors and experience levels. Simply register and help us reach our target of 1,000!
In 2013, an ocean away from New York, a meeting was held in Dakar, Senegal, to find solutions to the complex challenges of sustainable development. Participants felt that a larger conference was needed to bring others into the dialogue, and thus in an auditorium at Université Cheikh Anta Diop, it was decided that the Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice programs would partner with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network to launch the first ICSD. The first ICSD took place in September 2013, followed by conferences in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Soon it was time for the 5th ICSD, taking place on multiple campuses, and hosted in New York City by The Earth Institute, Columbia University, and their Center for Sustainable Development.