Applications Now Open for Hands-on Demonstration Sessions at SRI2020

Showcase your innovation to hundreds of leaders, experts and changemakers in sustainability through a hands-on Demonstration Session at the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2020 (SRI2020).


Applications are now open for Demonstration Sessions at SRI2020 for hosts to present innovations such as technologies and hardware, visual tools, creative installations and other physical and interactive assets for use in sustainability.

SRI2020 is the world’s first transdisciplinary gathering in sustainability – it will be a space of fierce advocacy for sustainability scholarship and innovation, collaboration and action.

The Congress, which will take place from June 14-17 in Brisbane, Australia, is a unique opportunity to connect with the global sustainability community, learn about the latest sustainability science, create novel networks and partnerships, explore new ideas, gain visibility, inspire and be inspired.

Demonstration Sessions will be held in a high-traffic area of the event and allocated a 2.5-hour period during which hosts can schedule multiple demonstrations or exhibits, or run these on a rolling basis, to make up one session.

“This is a really exciting format for private sector, research and community groups alike to showcase their innovation and get direct access to hundreds of leaders in sustainability across government, science, civil society and more,” says Josh Tewksbury, the Future Earth USA Global Hub Director.

“We think that the interactive nature of the sessions will be a hit with congress attendees who’ll be able to engage with presenters and learn more about their innovation.”

“What we’re offering is a flexible session that can be used to showcase anything from applications for decision support, to games, illustrative examples of innovations, or really any technology, service or tool for the global sustainability challenge,” adds Erica Key, the Executive Director of Belmont Forum.

Demonstrations can be followed by a moderated discussion and questions from the audience, and proposals are encouraged to include interactive and innovative designs that increase audience participation.

Applications close February 16, 2020.

For more details and to apply, visit the SRI2020 website.