About the Conference

Evaluating the responses of mountains to climate and other changes, and their resilience as social-ecological systems, requires the consideration of multiple and mutually interacting stressors. The IMC 2019 aims to encourage in-depth cross-disciplinary discussions towards a new understanding of mountain systems, their responses and resiliencies.

The IMC 2019 will take place 08 - 12 September 2019 in Innsbruck, Austria. It aims to build upon the three previous mountain conferences that took place in Perth, Scotland, continuing this special scientific conference series with a focus on mountain-specific topics. Hosted in the Alps, the IMC 2019 will provide an excellent opportunity for experts from different disciplines to come together and discuss mountain-related issues.

Link: Current state of the program


 Time Line


 Daily Schedule

The core elements of the conference will be interactive workshops, with max. 3 min. flash talks to introduce the participants and moderated discussions on the issues/questions raised in the workshop descriptions. Detailed instructions and training will be offered to workshop moderators. Additionally, printed versions of all posters/infographics* will be presented within a publicly accessible exhibition. It is also possible to only submit a poster and join workshops as listener. All workshops will be open for listeners limited only by the room capacities. 

Whereas contributions to workshops should be more general to help answering the issues raised in the workshop descriptions, contents of poster contributions can be rather general or specific, depending on the background and preferences of the presenters. 

Details on the application process are available here

 * Format will be specified. 


Daily Schedule


    08.09.2019 09-11.09.2019 12.09.2019
Time Sunday Mon, Tue, Wed Thursday
From to      
08:30 09:00   Key Notes Conf. Gleaning
09:00 09:30   Synthesis
09:30 10:00  
10:00 10:30   Coffee Coffee
10:30 11:00   Workshop 120 min Next Steps
11:00 11:30  
11:30 12:00   Conference excursion
12:00 12:30  
12:30 13:00   Lunch
13:00 13:30  
13:30 14:00   Workshop 90 min
14:00 14:30  
14:30 15:00  
15:00 15:30   Coffee & Poster
15:30 16:00  
16:00 16:30 Start registration Workshop 90 min
16:30 17:00
17:00 17:30
17:30 18:00   Farewell ceremony
Salzlager Hall
18:00 18:30  
18:30 19:00  
19:00 19:30 Ice breaker and mountain film event  
19:30 20:00  
20:00 20:30 Entertainment Outreach
20:30 21:00
21:00 21:30
21:30 22:00    



Main Contents

Each day will focus* on a general topic (see above) divided into specific subtopics, and each will feature at least one workshop. Details on specific topics and workshops will be released in early summer 2018.

 * Due to the high number of submitted workshops and to reduce overlaps of similar workshop topics, each day will contain workshops from all general topics. However, the daily keynotes will still follow the focus of each day.


Conference Output

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