The plenary speakers provided digests of concepts and methods, exemplary case studies and education insights from inter- and trans-disciplinarity, systems thinking, complexity, implementation science, unknowns, project management, action research and more.
There were 16 plenary talks to provide an overview of a range of different methods or case studies illustrating their application. Eight of the plenary talks were live in Canberra, one was live at the German co-conference (a joint presentation by Vilsmaier and Bergmann) and seven were provided via live video (Bradbury-Huang, Contractor, Fixsen and Klein from the USA, Fulton from Tasmania in Australia, Jaeger from Austria and Polk from Sweden). All of the talks were provided as a live video stream (webcast) and were also available for later download. They are now available via the I2S Channel on You Tube.
The 16 plenary talks presented at the conference are listed below, along with links to the You Tube video, a pdf of the powerpoint slides used in the presentation and any other materials made available.
- Gabriele Bammer – Combining Forces: A New Discipline to Underpin Diverse Approaches to Research Integration and Implementation
- Hilary Bradbury Huang – Action Research and the Transformation of Knowledge Creation
- Mark Burgman – Expert Judgment in Risk Analysis
- Noshir Contractor – Some Assembly Required: Networking and Team Science for the 21st Century
- Lynn Crawford – Managing Projects as an Inter-disciplinary and Integrative Practice
- Dean L. Fixsen – Applied Implementation Science
- Beth Fulton – Complexity Science in Action: Examples from Multiple Use Environments in Australian Coastal Zones
- Jill Jaeger – Transforming the Knowledge System to Support Research Integration and Implementation
- Julie Klein – Interdisciplinarity Then, Now, and Into Networked Futures
- Gerald Midgley – An Introduction to Systems Thinking: Integration and Implementation in the Face of Wicked Problems
- Christian Pohl – Heuristics of Transdisciplinary Research
- Merritt Polk – Does Transdisciplinarity Contribute to Sustainability? Testing and Evaluating a Framework for Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production for Sustainable Social Change
- George Richardson – Models that Matter: System Dynamics Applications with Impact
- Michael Smithson – Dealing with Unknowns
- Ulli Vilsmaier and Matthias Bergmann – Mixing and Coupling Methods in Transdisciplinary Research and Research-Based Learning
- John Young – Knowledge vs Politics: How Research can Contribute to Better Policy
We are grateful to Mark Burgman for stepping in as a last-minute replacement for Michael Keelty, who was to speak on “Is it Feasible to have Predictable Responses to Unpredictable Events?”.