Evolving agriculture and food - opening up biodynamic research
1st International Conference on Biodynamic Research
September 5th to 8th 2018 /Dornach, Switzerland


We warmly invite you to the 1st International Conference on Biodynamic Research

Evolving Agriculture and Food - Opening up Biodynamic Research

which will take place in Dornach, Switzerland: September 5th to 8th 2018

This new biannual conference will gather academics, scholars, PhD students, graduate students,
farmer-researchers and action researchers from around the world to discuss the latest and most
pressing issues in biodynamic agriculture, moreover discussing related fields such as agroecology
and food and nutrition, dedicating significant attention also to new and alternative researching methods.
Taking an inter- and trans-disciplinary approach, we aim to bring together both academic research and
farmer’s expertise to explore and discuss issues in biodynamic food and farming systems.

The partners of the organizer, the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum, are:
The Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences of the University of Kassel (Germany),
the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland) and the
Forschungsring (Research in Biodynamic Agriculture, Darmstadt, Germany).

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hess, University of Kassel, Germany;
Dr. Silvia Ivemeyer, University of Kassel, Germany;
Mechthild Knösel, Hofgut Rengoldshausen, Germany;
Prof. Geraldo Deffune G. de Oliveira, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Brazil; and
Dr. Anet Spengler, FiBl, Schweiz

Programme committee:
Dr. Christopher Brock (Forschungsring, Germany)
Dr. Petra Derkzen (Demeter International, Netherlands)
Dr. Jürgen Fritz (University of Kassel, Germany)
Dr. Anet Spengler (FiBL, Switzerland)

Organising committee:
Jean-Michel Florin, Ueli Hurter, Verena Wahl
More information: http://www.sektion-landwirtschaft.org/en/events/biodynamic-research-confercene/

Booking Form

¹ Concessions apply for students, schoolchildren, OAPs, the unemployed, those in training, military or civil service and people with disabilities who receive benefits. Proof of status has to be submitted with your booking form.
, . Proof of status has to be submitted with your booking form.
² Should you be in a position to pay an additional amount, this would help to cover the costs of the conference and support the work of the section.
Parking at the
insurance (5% of
the total costs,
(state address of institution if institution is to be invoiced)
N.B.: For group applications your institution will receive a collective invoice.
Later applications will have to be booked and payed for separately.
For the biannual Events Magazine of Goetheanum-Events (Pdf-Download) please click here http://www.goetheanum.org/en/events/events-magazine/.
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Cancellation: Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the begin of the conference (22.8.2018, date of posting).
After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged.
Meals, breakfast, parking permit and group accommodation may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference (04.9.2018). Cancellation on the day when the conference begins or failure to attend are subject to a 100% invoice total.
Substitutes will be accepted at no extra cost.
Cancellation insurance: Subject to a payment of 5% of total costs (CHF 10 minimum) full cancellation insurance can be taken out
to cover illness (including dependent children and partner), job loss and force majeure.
Please ask for our terms of insurance or visit www.goetheanum.org/6053.html.