Key formats of "Closed Cycles 2020"

In response to the Covid-19 / Corona crisis, the Closed Cycles 2020 symposium will be switched to 100% virtual. The adaptations of the formats and the program outline are noted in square brackets below. They are currently in discussion and subject to changes. The organizers, March 26, 2020.

The main concern of this symposium is to create time for a deeper exchange on Ecological Engineering and its implications! This is reflected in the session formats listed below.

  • Keynotes: Topics of general interest, related to ecological engineering (Presentation of 30 min + 15 min discussion) [live stream]
  • Tasks: In-depth discussion and reflection about unsolved complex planning challenges  (max. 1/3 presentation, min. 2/3 facilitated discussion) [online seminar]
  • Case Studies: In-depth discussion and reflection about existing case studies (max. 1/3 presentation, min. 2/3 facilitated discussion) [online seminar]
  • Parallel Sessions: Short presentations of research results, technologies, approaches from the field of ecological engineering (max. 1/2 presentation, min. 1/2 discussion) [online seminar]
  • Virtual activities organized by students: e.g., demonstration of circular technologies. Some of these will be organized by ZHAW students [to be defined, ZHAW student group is brainstorming]
  • IOeV and IEES assemblies: The formal 2020 reunions of the two societies [online meeting]
  • Virtual social activities [the creative process is ongoing...]
  • Virtual field trip: Tour to ecological engineering objects of interest in Switzerland [under construction, possibly video tour]
  • Access to presentations: All presentations are available on demand at any time

The program outline below is under construction. CEST = Central European Summer Time

* = These activities may be time independent