2015/07/05 09:00 “Welcome to Surrey”, ISIE, U. Surrey

Plenary welcome by conference chairs @CES_Surrey, at “Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology”, 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, University of Surrey, Guildford, July 7-10, 2015

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Plenary talks for ISIE 2015 are by contributors to an open access volume, Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology, available online as open access e-book from Springer in fall 2015.  See the table of contents and the Springer book description.


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Welcome by Roland Clift, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Technology, University of Surrey

Richard Murphy, Professor of Life Cycle Assessment and Director of the Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey

Chris Kennedy, Professor, Civil Engineering at the U. of Toronto, president of the society

  • CES in Surrey has made a big contribution
  • At record membership level, society is still growing
  • More programs in industrial ecology
  • Judy is new program director

[Roland Clift]

How we got here:  previous conferences

Total attendance:  Europe 52%, North America 24%, Asia 18%

  • Similar for students and for “grown-ups”
  • 1/3 of attendees aren’t members of ISIE
  • 62% ISIE members, 40% students, 7% young professionals
  • Over 550 people at conference
  • An emerging discipline that is developing well