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

The conference will be hold in English. Lecture in German will be translated in English.

Invitation

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/

Online Registration

1809_Evolving Agriculture

Booking Form EN
¹ 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.
² 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.



Cancellation: Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the conference (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. 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.

Terms of insurance.

General Standard Terms and Conditions (GTC)

General Information

General Information
Evolving agriculture and food - opening up biodynamic research
1st International Conference on Biodynamic Research
A conference of the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum
from Wednesday, 05 Saturday, 08 September 2018
Booking closes: Wednesday 22 August 2018

Conference fees:
with sponsorship¹: CHF 380 with meals: CHF 480
regular price: CHF 180 with meals: CHF 280
concessions²: CHF 120 with meals: CHF 220

Conference meals
Conference meals (vegetarian) include 2 lunch and 2 evening meal at CHF 100in total. The conference dinner on Friday 07.09.18 can be booked separately at CHF 55. The other meals cannot be booked separately. We regret that food intolerances cannot be catered for.

Parking permit
For the period of the conference: CHF 21 (not right next to the Goetheanum building).
If you have a disability, please display your disability badge in your car.

Methods of payment/confirmation
On receipt of a group application, the respective institution will receive the account for the group. Subsequent bookings can only be applied for and paid on an individual basis.
Credit cards (all countries): The full amount will be charged to your credit card as soon as your booking has been processed. You will receive postal or email confirmation of your booking and payment.
Invoice Switzerland: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed. Please note that we only send out invoices up until 10 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.
Invoice Eurozone: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed (Euro account). Please note that we only send out invoices up until 14 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.
Other countries: Once your booking has been processed you will receive a confirmation by post or email. The amount due will either be charged to your credit card or you can pay on arrival. Bank transfers are not possible.

Please note that the conference fee must be paid before the conference starts.

Conference tickets: Tickets can be collected at the Reception until half an hour before the conference starts, also if you pay on arrival. We accept cash (Euro and CHF), VISA, MasterCard, ec-direct and Postcard-Schweiz.

Cancellation: Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the conference (22.08.2018, date of posting). After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged. Meals, conference dinner and parking permit may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference (04.09.2018). 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.

Data processing: All data will be electronically recorded and filed and not passed on to any third party.