Every seat in the Winkel van Sinkel was occupied during the opening of the Utrecht University Sustainability Conference 2016. With fascinating keynote speakers, interactive parallel sessions, impressive posters and a very diverse audience, we can look back on a successful event with pride.
It was still dark outside when Rector Magnificus Bert van der Zwaan and Programme Director Sierd Cloetingh opened the conference. But inside, everyone listened with rapt attention, and not a single chair remained unoccupied. Keynote speakers Andreas Tilche from the European Commission and Rick van der Ploeg, Guest Professor at Utrecht University and Research Director at the University of Oxford followed with their own visions of sustainability and how to reverse the accelerated pace of global warming.