The Sustainable Society Future Conference – Acting for Change

Annual German-speaking Conference of the International Erich Fromm Society, in cooperation with the Protestant Academy Hofgeismar, June 3rd to June 5th, 2022 in Hofgeismar.


The goal of the German-speaking, weekend-long conference is to critically discuss the possibilities and limits of sustainable societies.

Registration for the conference is directly through the Academy in Hofgeismar: ➜ to registration

Flyer for the conference: ➜ Download

Sustainable societies in the sense of securing and protecting the livelihoods of human and non-human living beings have long been a central topic. Nevertheless, according to a realistic assessment, global resource consumption continues to rise, thousands of non-human species are disappearing from earth forever (loss of biodiversity), land is desertifying, and climate change is more present and tangible than ever before with recent heat waves, forest fires, and increasing extreme weather events.
Against this backdrop, the conference addresses the question of whether sustainability still has a future. It is therefore decidedly not about the question of what threatens us all – that is well known and can be read, watched and listened to live and in real time every day. Rather, the aim is to reflect on why, despite countless reports, commissions and agendas, so little sustainable transformation has taken place and what needs to be done.

Speakers are:
● Dipl. Pol. Kai Mosebach
● Prof. Dr. Birgit Mahnkopf
● Prof. Dr. Ingolfur Blühdorn
● Dr. Rainer Funk
● Prof. Dr. Burkhard Bierhoff
● Dr. Kora Kristof
● Prof. Dr. Ernst-Ulrich Weizsäcker

Conference costs: The conference and pension costs at the Protestant Academy Hofgeismar for members and interested parties of the Fromm Society (from Friday to Sunday with full board) are 140 € in a double room p. p. and 152 € in a single room. Members of the Erich Fromm Society can, if necessary, submit an informal application to the office for a subsidy of up to 50 €.


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