International Symposium, April 4 – 5, 2019

Global Sustainable Development Goals in a Mediatized World


We invite poster contributions from researchers in Austria for the international symposium ”Global Sustainable Development Goals in a Mediatized World.” Achieving the goals laid out in the Agenda 2030 in a mediatized world poses new challenges and opportunities for all stakeholders, including the scientific community. Mediatization shapes public discourses and thus influences the way in which the Agenda 2030 is reflected, criticized, and implemented. Communication plays an important and sometimes decisive role in the awareness and individual acceptance and the political and economic legitimation of the SDGs due to digitalization, convergence, and globalization in a rapidly changing societal environment. The symposium will highlight these aspects, discuss the consequences across disciplines, and elaborate the implications of research related to the implementation of the Agenda 2030.

With this symposium, the Austrian Academy of Sciences intends to highlight the contributions that Austrian scientists can make to the SDGs and deepen the interdisciplinary dialogue among scientists and beyond. In particular, we welcome colleagues with areas of expertise not typically considered when discussing the SDGs.

For poster contributions, we particularly welcome contributions that focus on the following topics:

Research related to any of the 17 SDGs

Communicating research results that contribute to implementing the Agenda 2030

Submission Guidelines Papers are accepted through online submissions ( development2019/). Submissions must include:

A title suitable for an interdisciplinary audience

A brief summary of the problem, challenge or opportunity

A short account of the contribution to the field

Contributions must be in English, should not exceed 200 to 300 words and must be submitted as PDF. At least one presenter per contribution must be registered at the ÖAW symposium on SDGs.

Evaluation Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated by the symposium’s program committee. Additional expertise will be included to ensure paper quality across disciplines.

Anticipated timeline

Paper Submission Due: Jan 25, 2019 Acceptance Notification: Feb 28, 2019 Conference Dates: 4-5, April 2019