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Feeding the Drylands

Challenges in Changing Environment
 
The 7th International Conference
 
November 15-19, 2020
 
 
 
We are pleased to inform you that the conference has transitioned to an online-event and will be held as scheduled in November. Further updates and changes to the program will be posted in the upcoming weeks.
 
5 days of over 80 scientific and policy sessions, workshops & tours
addressing 5 major themes, in view of the substainable development goals (SDGs)
 
Choose a theme to see it's sessions:
 
 
FOOD
 
 
 
ENERGY
 
 
 
WATER
 
 
 
HUMAN
 
 
 
ECO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday
 
15 November 2020
 
 
8:00-15:00
 
 
 
Trip to Jerusalem (optional)
Shuttles to SB From airport/TA
 
 
 
 
 
17:00-18:30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19:00
 
 
 
African Evening -Welcome Cocktail & Open Plenary Talk
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monday
 
16 November 2020
 
 
9:00-10:30
 
 
 
Plenary Session - Prof. Daniel A. Chamovitz, President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
 
 
 
 
 
11:00-13:00
 
 
 
Parallel Sessions
 
 
 
 
 
Open Campus Lunch
 
 
14:30-16:30
 
 
 
Parallel Sessions
 
 
 
 
 
 
17:00-18:45
 
 
 
Parallel Sessions
 
 
 
 
 
 
19:00
 
 
 
Wine Tasting/ & Poster Session – Part of Vineyard Ecosystems Sessions
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday
 
17 November 2020
 
 
9:00-18:30
 
 
 
Full Day Professional
Field Trips- At least one per theme

 
 
 
 
 
19:00
 
 
 
Social Event: Bedouin Style Dinner
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday
 
19 November 2020
 
 
9:00-10:30
 
 
 
Plenary Session -
 
 
 
 
 
11:00-12:30
 
 
 
Parallel Sessions
 
 
 
 
 
Lunch & Poster Session
 
 
14:00-16:30
 
 
 
Parallel Sessions
 
 
 
 
 
 
17:00-18:30
 
 
 
Parallel Sessions
 
 
 
 
 
 
19:00
 
 
 
Departures Shuttles to BS/Airport/Eilat
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post Conference Tour – Israel/Jordan
 
20-23 November 2020 (dates may change)
 
 
 
 
Optional Trip: Dead Sea, Ketura, Eilat, Jordan – to focus on challenges of desertification
(Note dates may change)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Conference Venue

 
The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research are located at the Sede Boqer campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Situated at the edge of a scenic cliff overlooking the Biblical “Zin Valley" and adjacent to several spectacular national parks and nature reserves, the campus makes a breathtaking venue for an academic gathering.