Welcome to inVIVO 2020
We are excited to be holding our 9th annual conference of inVIVO Planetary Health in collaboration with the KIT Royal Tropical Institute and ARTIS Micropia—the world's first microbe museum. We will also be working closely with the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute and VU University Amsterdam.
Pre-conference workshops--will begin at ARTIS on June 17
The Main Scientific Conference—will run at KIT from June 18 through June 20 with some activities also at ARTIS (a short walk away), including a visit to Micropia.
A Public Planetary Health Festival—will run at ARTIS from June 19 through June 21. This public event is intended to promote concepts of planetary health more widely, and we are planning some shared activities (such as a public lecture at the ARTIS Planetarium).
The overarching theme of the meeting will be “Rewilding Spaceship Earth: from Microbes to Mammoths, Music and More”, to underscores the imperative for creative ecological solutions for the global challenges we face in all systems and all scales with advancing global urbanization – for personal, environmental, economic and societal health alike. Our agenda continues to address strategies to overcome global ‘dysbiotic drift’ – life in distress - on every level, bringing together diverse perspectives from across many dimensions of the arts and the sciences, as we explore novel solutions and new normative values.
As always our sessions will cover diverse perspectives pertaining to this, as reflected in our broad ranging abstract categories (below). We encourage creative ideas and also welcome other topics.