Individual presentations

The 2018 First North-South Conference on Degrowth, Mexico City to be held on September 3 to 7, 2018, will be a forum to present the latest in thought and practice of degrowth in the world and put it in dialogue with the context of the countries of the global North and South countries in the twenty-first century.

To this goal, the Conference will be organized around a number of topics that reflect its international context (see Thematic axes) and degrowth issues which were highlighted and left open in the 2016 Budapest conference (see Cross-cutting axis), issues that represent challenges or predicaments that need to be addressed by decroissance, decrescita, decrecimiento, postwachstum, degrowth, descrecimiento movements and other close to them. Subthemes have been established for the most part by the experience of previous conferences.

Individual presentations

Individual presentations are conventional presentations of research findings, written by one or more researchers, or philosophical or historical reflections about the basic premises that support technology, economic, political and sociological science, written by one or more philosophers or historians. Only one co-author of the paper may present it. Speakers address an issue of their interest, for instance, a Subtheme or a Cross-cutting axis, linking it to a thematic axis. (There is one axis for every day of the Conference).

Approved individual papers will be classified and grouped according their thematic closeness and will be included in the Conference Program, in the parallel sessions: four presentations in each one; sessions will last in two hours. Each paper must be presented in no more than 15 minutes in order to allow time for other papers and questions from attendees.

To submit an individual presentation it is essential to mention the following data:

  • Addressed thematic axis.
  • Subtheme (indicated or not in the list) or Cross-cutting axis or the personal issue of interest tackled in the presentation.
  • Title of the presentation.
  • Name of the speaker and coauthors, if they exist. Only one coauthor may present the paper.
  • Summary of the presentation in up to 1,700 characters with spaces.


The platform for submitting of Individual papers is closed. Selection of the submitted presentations will be informed thereof within 40 days after the deadline of submission. For your information, the submission platform will include a presentation form here.

Approval of individual presentations

In order to ensure a high level of quality of the lectures and debates of the conference, the organizing committee, with the support of the reviewers, will make a selection of the individual presentations that best display the latest discoveries of research on degrowth or that have more insightful reflections on the basic premises that support economic, political and sociological science. Proposals will be classified according to each of the following criteria:

  • Thematic relevance
  • Quality
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Originality
  • Disciplinary confluence
  • Regional contextualization

Evaluation scale is 1-5:

  • 1 - Does not satisfy the criterion at all to.
  • 5 - Perfectly satisfy criterion

Remember that you can register for the Conference before submission of papers or proposals to secure your participation, because quotas are reduced.

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If you have any questions or need help for your presentations do not hesitate to contact us support@degrowth.descrecimiento.org

Other Calls

After the calls for special sessions and individual presentations, we will announce and open other calls for other activities that will take place within the Conference and the Degrowth Week (networking, practical activities, workshops, cultural and creative performances, open discussions, etc.) If you have any questions or would like to inform us about your events, do not hesitate to contact us: support@degrowth.descrecimiento.org

Last update: March 30th, 2023

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