The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2017


"East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery"

From natural phenomena and the results of climate change to pollution and societal traumas, migrations and war, the enormous challenges that face humankind and our environment are frequently daunting and difficult to comprehend. However, with every new challenge or disruption comes the opportunity for innovation and discovery. Whether inventing new technologies, implementing innovative systems, enacting better policies, legislation, or governance, or ensuring greater cooperation and information sharing, responses are many and varied.



From incremental shift to radical change, from the local to the regional and from the national to the global, this international conference will focus on the challenges that demand a collective response. It will highlight the need to harness our abilities as scientists, policymakers, practitioners, engineers and educators to find multidisciplinary solutions in pursuit of the common goal of a sustainable world.

The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ECSEE2017) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2017 (ECSS2017). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either of these conferences permits attendance in both.

In conjunction with our Global Partners, including the University of Sussex and Birkbeck, University of London, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2017.

Location: The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK
Dates: Friday, July 07, 2017 ​to Sunday, July 09, 2017
Conference Theme: "East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery"

Why Attend ECSEE?

The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ECSEE) offers the chance for scholars and practitioners to exchange the latest ideas and approaches, attend workshops and interact with some of the biggest names in the field.

What’s more, this conference, like all IAFOR conferences, is organised in partnership with some of the world’s leading universities and academic associations. These partnerships attest to the excellence of our programme and ensure that the conference offers an exceptional platform through which to disseminate research. Learn more about IAFOR's Global Partners.

Academic Quality

We work hard to put together an excellent academic programme of plenary and featured sessions, topical panels, workshops and forums, but the heart of any academic conference is, of course, the parallel sessions during which the majority of delegates present their papers, then engage in discussion and receive feedback from their peers.

The responses indicate that consistent high standards are maintained during this part of the conference. 85% of respondents to the ECSEE/ECSS 2016 feedback survey said they were satisfied with the quality of the parallel sessions, with 60% responding that they were "good" and 25% stating that they were "fair".

Networking Opportunities

Human interaction is at the source of all value creation, and our academic connections provide us with a community of knowledge. Conferences provide an excellent opportunity for academics to expand the personal and professional networks necessary for a successful career.

IAFOR's conveniently located conference venue in Brighton offers an ideal environment for building these networks. Delegates have numerous opportunities to connect with their peers – over freshly brewed coffee in the baseroom, at a forum discussion, in the sessions and workshops, at the cultural or side events, over lunch, at the evening dinner out, or on one of the conference tours.

Based on feedback received after the ECSEE/ECSS 2016 conference, 86% of respondents said that they were satisfied with the networking opportunities offered by the event, with 14% responding the networking opportunities were "very good", 29% describing them as "good" and 43% saying they were "fair".

Conference Venue

The UK is a wonderful place to attend an event – vibrant, culturally rich and scenic – and Brighton is one of the most attractive cities in the country. From iconic tourist spots to beachfront cool, Brighton is crammed full of things to see and do. Boasting a cultural heritage that includes the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums plus the seaside attractions of Brighton Pier, the Brighton Wheel and the famous pebble beach, Brighton offers something to delight each and every visitor.

95% of respondents said they were satisfied with the conference venue, Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel, which is bright, modern and conducive to networking.

Situated on the picturesque seafront, Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel is centrally located and is a short walk or taxi ride from nearby train and coach stations.

95% of respondents to the ECSEE/ECSS 2016 feedback survey were satisfied with the quality of the conference venue, with 14% responding that it was "very good", 43% responding that it was "good" and 38% stating that it was "fair".