Archive Monthly Archives: February 2018

Amsterdam Conference on Theories and Strategies for Sustainability

The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and its partner institutions invite papers for the 2018 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, to be held in Amsterdam on 24-26 May 2018. This conference will be the seventh event in the series of annual European Conferences on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. This year’s discussions will address the theme ‘Earth System Governance: Theories and Strategies for Sustainability’.

Conference registration is now open.

post2aThe conference will run through three days, with keynote addresses in plenary sessions, major academic presentations in parallel semi-plenary sessions, and 175 presentations of research papers in a series of seven parallel panel sessions. All presentations have been solicited through an international call for papers and have been selected in a double-blind review through an international review panel of about 70 experts. Every paper proposal has been reviewed by at least 5 international reviewers.

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge, then we definitely recommend that you register here for this conference because this will be a very educational meeting. Throughout the years before, we always had a lot of success with our conferences and we always had more and more people coming in. This year we surely expect to see a much bigger crowd than ever before because we have some very interesting topics and subjects to talk about. The main goal of this conference is not only to educate other people but to discuss certain issues and come up with new ideas that might affect the world for the better. Of course, smart ideas that can affect the entire world are not easy to come by, that’s why we are gathering a large team of professionals who have the potential that is required.

post2bThe 2018 Amsterdam Conference is co-hosted by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP), the Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE), the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, AIRD Environment Canada, and four European research programmes: ADAM, NeWater, REFGOV, and The conference is endorsed by the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and by the World Academy of Art and Science. (more information on partners)

We look forward to welcoming you in May 2018 in Amsterdam! In case you happen to have some friends, who might also be interested, make sure that you invite them to this conference. If we want to achieve something, we need to work together towards that goal, this way we can save a lot of time and come up with much easier solutions. One of the topics that we will be discussing is about cryptocurrencies and how they affect our lives. In the past few years, they have been making a huge impact and we need to talk about them. We hope to see you soon and we will do everything in our power to make these conference days very exciting and unforgettable for you.


Cryptocurrency Summerschool

If you are really interested in technology and you are good with computers, and you are looking for a new way to improve your skills, then maybe the solution lies in the cryptocurrency summer school. That’s right there are some specialized summer schools that will educate you about cryptocurrencies. Of course, some of you might have some knowledge about these currencies, but that is nothing compared to what you can learn in a school like this. There are some people who don’t understand why they would want or need to learn about cryptocurrencies, well, to be honest, you really don’t need to learn about anything, but you are doing it for your benefit.

The same goes for cryptocurrencies, that is something that you will have for the rest of your life. Nowadays, cryptocurrencies have been getting a lot more attention than ever before and that is because the prices have skyrocketed in the past year. Nobody ever expected them to reach the amount they have, and everyone was stunned by the progress. If you want to learn more about these specialized summer schools, then continue reading because we put a lot of effort into creating this article.

post3aProfessional Education

Finding a place or people who can really help you understand and learn everything there is about cryptocurrencies is not easy. Up until recently, it was almost impossible unless you had some first-hand experience with them. Even then, the people who invested into cryptocurrencies didn’t understand everything about them. There are a lot of people who just invest money without doing any research. That is never a good idea, especially if you are investing a lot of money, you should always need to know what you are getting into before rushing things. That’s why we recommend that you visit a cryptocurrency summer school if you are looking to invest or start mining these cryptocurrencies.

The best thing about these summer schools is that they offer professional education that you cannot get anywhere else. There are people with a decade of experience with cryptocurrencies who are ready to share their experience with you. there is not a better way for you to learn about the process of mining or the Bitcoin regulations. Of course, there are a lot more things that you will learn in this summer school, but you just have to be a part of it to understand it, we don’t want to spoil everything.

post3bSimple Registration

If you decide that you want to attend this summer school, then we suggest that you start researching about it because you will need every little bit of help and information that you can get. The reason for that is because there will be a lot of people who would want to get into as well. As for the registration part, you don’t need to worry much, it is very simple to do it, you just need to follow the instructions and give your information. If you do make it into the school, you will be contacted, and you can start this amazing adventure that will take you to some places that you never been or dreamed of before.


When to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are becoming more and more popular by the day, but people don’t realize that they were here for quite some time now. They are not something new, the first cryptocurrencies can be dated back to 1980’s, but they were not as popular as these modern ones are now such as Bitcoin. Of course, most of you if not all who are reading this have heard about a cryptocurrency called Bitcoin because it is the most popular one. Most likely it is the reason why you are here in the first place, you found interesting the idea to invest your money into some E currencies.

post4aWell, if you are thinking about making that investment, we recommend that you first read this article about when it is the right time to invest into cryptocurrencies because it will help you a lot. The worst thing that you can do with your money is to invest it into something that you have no knowledge about. If you want to do it the right way, you have to do it step by step. One of the first steps is to educate yourself about these currencies in order to understand how they work. If you want to know when the right time for you is to invest money into cryptocurrencies, then stick around.

Be Patient

Giving you the right answer when to invest into cryptocurrencies is not possible because we cannot see the future and we don’t know what is going to happen. You just never know with them, anything can happen and change within a day. Just like Bitcoin suddenly increased in price, the price can suddenly drop, but that is a risk that you will have to take if you want to invest. There isn’t an investment that has 0 risks if there was everyone would invest into that. The best advice that we can give to rookies who want to invest is to be patient and keep an eye on the prices. No matter what cryptocurrency you want to invest, the price is something that you will always have to take seriously because it can make a huge difference in your profits.

post4bAt first, you want to follow the price for some time before you make your investment. The reason for that is because you can see how the price is going, if you see that it is increasing, then you probably should wait for it to stop and hope it will start decreasing.  Of course, most people are not that calm and cannot wait when they are seeing an increase in the price, they want to get into that as soon as possible. That is completely up to you, we are only suggesting that you wait some time before making a mistake.

Go with Instinct

You shouldn’t listen to some people that say they know what is going to happen next because they are just a scam. All they want is for you to give them money for absolutely nothing. We suggest that you go with your instinct on this one.


What the Future of Cryptocurrencies Holds

No matter where you look, nowadays people are talking about cryptocurrencies all the time, some say that they hold the future and that investing is a very smart idea. Well, just how smart of an idea is it really to invest in something that most of you didn’t even know existed 2 years ago. The past year has been a very successful year for every cryptocurrency investor and miner because the prices of all currencies have increased significantly. A lot of people who invested right at the start and didn’t sell up until recently have become millionaires because the difference in price was so drastic, especially for Bitcoin investors.

post5aHowever, Bitcoin is just one of the many cryptocurrencies that are available now, but people seem to know Bitcoin the most because everyone keeps talking about it. The main reason why everyone is talking about this particular currency is that the price of only 1 has reached a crazy amount of almost $20.000 in December of 2017. So, people who did invest right at the start even just a $100 are now millionaires thanks to Bitcoin. Of course, not everyone was so lucky, there were people who sold it when the price was $2.000 thinking they made a huge profit. Here is what the future of cryptocurrencies might hold for us.

Regular Paying Method

One of the things that every cryptocurrency investor is hoping for is that it becomes a regular way to pay for things. Of course, there are various locations and stores that offer the option of paying in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but there are still not enough of those places. What people are hoping for is that cryptocurrencies will be accepted all around the world as a legal way to buy things. there are some countries that don’t allow any type of cryptocurrencies and for people living there, it is a very bad thing because if they want to start investing or mining, they will be doing it illegally. post5bThe main reason why it is illegal in some countries is that people fear of it, they cannot control it and put their hands on it, so they rather not deal with it at all. We surely hope so that the situation will change in the future and that you will be able to buy anything that you want with any cryptocurrency.


If you take a look at any of the cryptocurrencies, you will see one thing that they all have in common and that is they are not stable. What we mean by this is that the price of them is changing quite rapidly. It cannot be compared to $ or £ because of the changes much more drastic. We can hope that in the future that will slowly stabilize. Of course, for people who invested, they would want to see drastic increases in the price because that will mean they made a huge profit. So, this stability can be both a good and a bad thing, depending on your standing point.