PECS-3: Pathways to Sustainability

12 Aug 2024 - 15 Aug 2024
Montreal, Canada

Pathways to Sustainability: Social-ecological resilience and transformation across multiple scales

The world’s foremost thinkers and advocates of place-based social-ecological scholarship are invited to PECS3 in Montreal, Canada (12-15 August 2024) to share ideas on how to transform sustainable development to better contend with the challenges of the Anthropocene informed by issues and solutions in multiple pieces of knowledge and values. This conference is co-hosted by The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society, the Resilience Alliance, and NSERC ResNet.

As the flagship meeting of a transdisciplinary, action-orientated field, this conference will gather a diverse group of scholars, policy-makers, stakeholders, practitioners, and Indigenous rights-holders from across Canada and all over the planet to share cross-cutting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and insights on social-ecological dynamics in the Anthropocene. It will focus on the transformative changes needed in different contexts and places to bring society onto a sustainable path.

The PECS-III meeting will be more than just a conference. Participants will also discuss the launch of a new society for the social-ecological systems community at the conference, which could be a monumental step for our community. The organisers intend this society to guide and set the agenda for the future of transdisciplinary social-ecological research and policy responses- creating a global community of social-ecological systems practice to support urgently needed sustainability transformations.

PECS-III will take place in the beautiful city of Montréal located in the province of Quebec in Canada. It is the largest city in the region, and is known for its French-Canadian culture and heritage and its cobbled streets, quaint cafes, and lively nightlife. Montréal has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability, being recently named "most sustainable destination” in North America for the ways that both the city and visitors can mitigate environmental and social impacts of travel.

Registration period

September 29, 2023 - 08:00 until August 5, 2024 - 23:30

Submission period

October 2, 2023 - 00:00 until November 15, 2023 - 00:00


For any questions about the event, please contact 


Centre Mont-Royal

2200, Rue Mansfield

Montréal, QC

Canada, H3A 3R8