Budapest, Hungary: the venue of the 26th Annual Conference of ISDRS announced

Gyula Zilahy

The venue of the 26th annual conference of ISDRS was announced during the final session of this year’s annual conference in Nanjing, China. The 2020 conference will be organised in Budapest, Hungary, at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics between the 15th and 17th of July, 2020. The special topic of the conference will be ’Sustainability in Transforming Societies’.

The Budapest conference will aim at identifying the most important trends in today’s societies happening either as a result or parallel to the environmental and social crises we face in both developing and developed countries. The conference will explore the sustainability implications of these large scale changes, including, but not limited to shifts in demographics and the polarization evident in many societies; the impacts of rapid technological innovation including the digitisation of the economy; the shifting centres of economic power and the spread of new business models, as well as resulting changes in lifestyles.

A traditional Ph.D. workshop will be held the day before the conference on the 14th of July, 2020 and several social programs will be organised to explore the city and its history.

The web site of the conference is already available at, the call for abstracts will be published in October, 2019.