Co-hosted by ALL-Ready partners Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and INRAE, this will be a side event within the Adaptation Futures 2023 conference in Montréal, Canada, from October 2 to 6, 2023.
The Forum will feature discussion panels and parallel sessions of scientific papers to establish state-of-the-art practices, share lessons learned from case studies and address challenges facing the international agroecosystem living lab community. The Forum will also feature networking events and field tours aiming to generate dialogue among practitioners, provide a platform for sharing innovative ideas, and create an inspiring space for collaboration and action.
Diverse stakeholders including academics, governmental researchers, policy makers and practitioners, among others, are invited to submit outlines for papers and posters on the following themes:
- Fostering transitions towards sustainable food systems through living labs: for food production,transformation, and consumption.
- Empowering participation, strengthening participatory governance in living labs: encouraging inclusion of all relevant partners and identifying best practices to work on shared goals with a prospective vision.
- Evaluating success in living labs: natural and social indicators to measure success of living labs, including processes, innovation outcomes, and impacts beyond the living labs.
- Promoting innovation through living labs: finding innovative ways to establish productive agroecosystems, capturing the experience of scientists working using an open innovation approach, capitalizing on the potential of local knowledge and promoting the dialogue between scientific and empirical knowledge, and exploring with policy makers new ways to enable open innovation systems.