Nova Annual Conference 2022
People ⋅ Places ⋅ Planet
December 1 – 2, 2022
The ultimate aim of planetary health is flourishing along every level of the person, place, and planet continuum. In an era of so many interconnected challenges, now is the time for ambitious, integrative approaches.
Our agenda underscored the imperative for creative ecological solutions for the challenges we face in all systems and all scales with advancing global urbanization in the digital age–for personal, environmental, economic, social and spiritual health alike. We brought together diverse perspectives from across many dimensions of the arts and the sciences to explore novel solutions and new normative values.
Big thanks to our speakers and attendees for such an inspiring, heartwarming gathering! More than 30 countries were represented across over 40 presentations and 600+ registered attendees.
Four sessions included broad topic areas and a diverse array of presentations emphasizing relationships and connections across scales; “Tapestry Thinking” and reaching people through their values; the intersection of the microbiome, mental health, and social equity; Indigenous wisdom and cognitive justice; and so much more!
Recordings of all presentations are available below — please (re)watch and share!
Thanks to Jake Robinson for use of his wonderful art in our conference materials.
There will be no in-person sessions in 2022, however, we will honor travel 2020 awards (deferred because of the pandemic) for future in-person meetings. We hope to have an in-person meeting in 2023!
We are proud to announce successful travel awards for early career researchers:
- Camilla Allen (UK)
- Chris Buse (Canada)
- Phanie Charest (Canada)
- Zoe Davis (Canada)
- Bahrul Fikri (Indonesia)
- Yogi Hendlin (Netherlands)
- Vivien How (Malaysia)
- Aaron Jenkins (Australia)
- Ingrid Jarvis (Canada)
- Danica-Lea Larcombe (Australia)
- Kyo Lee (USA)
- Danielle MacCarthy (Northern Ireland)
- Anna Ojo (South Africa)
- Sagun Paudel (Nepal)
- Manila Poudel (Nepal)
- Kristina Rueter (Australia)
- Amandine Selle (France)
- Hildy Steinacker (UK)
- Alex Wacoo (Uganda)
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