The 5th International Degrowth Conference will take place in Budapest from 30 August to 3 September 2016. The conference will host more than 500 academics, researchers and practitioners who will gather in 45 special sessions, where 220 individual papers will be presented, in addition to contributions from twenty keynote speakers.

For the first time, in parallel to the conference, an open festival “Budapest Degrowth Week” will feature practical workshops, panel and participatory discussions, and also concerts, artistic performances and interactive tours throughout the city. Local residents and the international Degrowth community members are invited to participate in more than 100 events hosted in 10 venues.

Degrowth has emerged over the last 10 years. This “bomb word” has been used to inspire in-depth debates on whether infinite growth in a finite world is desirable or even possible. The main goal of the Budapest Degrowth conference and week is on one hand to question the limits to growth in understanding the challenges faced by society and on the other hand to implement dialogue about solutions on different levels.