Alliance EWUU Annual Conference 2024: 'Navigating Transitions'

How do we navigate societal transitions using cross-disciplinary education and research? This question is the focus of the EWUU alliance Annual Conference 2024 'Navigating Transitions', on Wednesday, April 24, at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.

In the alliance EWUU (TU/e, WUR, UU, UMC Utrecht), the four institutions cooperate cross-disciplinary in research and education such as Preventive Health and Circular Society. With this unconventional approach, EWUU alliance contributes to urgent societal transitions.

The conference will start with a plenary session by philosopher and keynote speaker Roman Krznaric. In line with his international bestseller "The Good Ancestor", Krznaric argues for a mindset change that encourages forward-looking actions: less short-term thinking and more focus on long-term consequences. Using powerful examples, Krznaric shows how short-term thinking leads to existential threats and powerlessness in the economy, politics and social welfare, and what long-term thinking can contribute to navigating societal transitions.

After the plenary session, participants can choose from three interactive tracks shaped by the strategic programmes of the EWUU alliance.