Upcoming Events: 

25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Accelerating Economic Transformation, Diversification and Job Creation"

June 8-10, 2022 Virtual Conference 



Simple G Course (Onsite session May 2-6, 2022):

Course Format: Online/In-Person

Dates: Online Coursework (April 4-29, 2022); Onsite Course (May 2-6, 2022) 

Location: Onsite Course - Purdue University

The training modules are designed to provide an immersive experience that spans geo-spatial data, model code, and software structures to allow participants to examine real policy problems and synthesize quantitative results while enhancing their own intuition. To review the previous course material, visit: Sustainability Short Course 

NEW This Year: There will be two scholarships available to cover travel costs. To be eligible, applications must include a brief statement of interest, and how the applicant intends to use the model in their research. 

Improved teaching materials (more diversified SIMPLE-G applications, a flexible SIMPLE-G mini model, etc.)

Visit course website to learn more.  


GLASS Conference 2022: Managing the Global Commons: Sustainable agriculture and use of the world’s land and water resources in the 21st Century

Dates: April 7-8, 2022

Location: Purdue University

Ensuring the long-term sustainability of our land and water resources, even as we seek to meet the world economy’s growing demands, requires informed management of the complex networks of policies, infrastructure, and technologies that connect the food and resource nexus. In addressing this challenge, a global perspective is required to determine the boundary conditions facing decision-makers as they seek to craft policies to ensure a sustainable economy and planet. The goals of the conference are: (i) to lead and to learn from other scholars, policymakers, and industry leaders engaged in the analysis of sustainability challenges at global, national, and local scales, and (ii) to identify current challenges in this space and (iii) contribute to the community-driven research agenda being developed under the auspices of the NSF-funded GLASSNET project can tackles these challenges using collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches that are responsive to stakeholder needs. A special issue of Environmental Research Letters has been commissioned to publish papers emerging from this conference.


MAgPIE22 March 2022: 

Course Format: Online

Dates: March 7 - March 11, 2022

The workshop will be preceded by a pre-event on Mar 4th and will be based on the MAgPIE tutorials available online and presented by various members of the MAgPIE development team, giving you the opportunity to not only get to know the model but also the team behind it. Sessions will address different levels of experience from absolute beginners to more experienced MAgPIE users and participants are encouraged to select sessions based on their own experience level and interest.

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Course Format: Online

Dates: Available now

The GIS for InVESTis a video tutorial series that provides step-by-step guidance related to a variety of geographic information system (GIS) topics for working with InVEST models. Each tutorial covers one topic, and each topic is presented in both ArcGIS and QGIS.

The online set of tutorials around InVEST and GIS, are available  here