Design your own workshop at the World Resources Forum 2017

WRF 2017 will be hosting several workshops as part of the conference program and invites interested organisations to design and submit a workshop proposal now. WRF 2017 offers the space to interact, exchange knowledge and co-create ideas together with decision makers, experts and leaders of tomorrow. The number of workshops is limited, an early submission of proposals is therefore recommended.

NOTE: Next key date–> Workshop proposal submission deadline: May 1, 2017


Workshops should address topical issues related to the main themes of the WRF 2017:

► Governance of Raw Materials
► Circular Economy and Sustainable Recycling
► Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
► Business Concepts on Resource Efficiency and Decoupling
► Sustainable Consumption and Production
► Life Cycle Thinking
► Smart Cities, Infrastructure and Lifestyles
► Capacity Building for Resource Efficiency

Workshops should include a mix of presentations and panels that encourages dynamic interaction and active participation.


Please consider the following requirements and deadlines for your application:

► You are required to introduce your workshop to the audience on the first day of the conference during the WRF Parade (October 24). You will get exactly 30 seconds. We encourage you to send us one Power Point slide only to advertise your Workshop and convince the audience! Kindly send it by September 25, 2017 to If you are curious to see how a WRF Parade works, check the following link:
► You are expected to provide a summary of your Workshop to the audience on the last day of the conference (October 25) during the closing session. You will be have 2 minutes to present the results and be allowed 1 slide. Kindly send the slides after your workshop, as soon as possible, to
► If you cannot personally attend the previously mentioned sessions, kindly confirm who will represent you to These activities are optional for workshops scheduled on October 26, 2017
► You are required to send us a max. 3-page summary report of your Workshop within two weeks after the event by November 8, 2017. The report will be included in the WRF 2017 Meeting Report.
► Finances:
We normally charge a standard rate per workshop, which also includes all venue and related costs, and two entrance tickets for organisers. Speakers, moderators and participants of your workshop need to be registered to the WRF conference through our official conference tool, not necessarily all three days. Contact us ( for more information on finances.

Submitting your proposal

The form linked below is to be used for workshop proposal submissions. All form fields are required to be filled in. Should you encounter any problems with the form or if you have additional questions, please contact María-Lucía Hijar.

Workshops at the WRF 2017 are programmed to last in principle two hours each. Creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged.


Key dates

Mark your calendars with the following important dates and deadlines:

► Workshop proposal submission: May 1, 2017
► Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2017*
► Confirmation workshop speakers: August 1, 2017
► Final workshop program: September 15, 2017
► Workshop announcement (1 PowerPoint slide): September 25, 2017
► Workshop key findings (1 PowerPoint slide): October 24-25, 2017, on the day of your workshop
► Final Workshop report: November 8, 2017

*The notification depends on the date of your proposal submission. You will be notified latest on June 1, 2017.