Invited keynote talks

Luthe, T. 2018. (Climate) Change is Chance – Designing a resilient society. Austrian Climate Days, Salzburg.

Luthe, T. 2018. From Vision to Transformation: Resilience of Snow Sports. UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and Snow Culture, Yamagata, Japan.

Luthe, T. 2017. More connected, more resilient: Tourism and a Circular Economy. CIPRA Workshop on the EUSALP strategy for a Green Economy. Edolo, Italy.

Luthe, T. 2015. Schnee von gestern. Resilienz von Wintersportzentren im Klimawandel (La neve di ieri. La resilienza dei centri sportivi invernali nei cambiamenti climatici). October 2015. Toblacher Gespräche. Dolomites, South Tirol, Italy.

Luthe, T. 2015. Skiing – quo vadis? Key elements for designing the future of snow sports.Interski congress, Ushuaia, Argentina.

Luthe, T. 2015. Transformation pathways towards resilience and sustainable development of tourism. April 2015. International Students Conference on Sustainability. Breda, Netherlands.

Invited speeches

Luthe, T. 2018. Podium speaker as CEO of Grown Skis, Winner ISPO Eco Achievement Award 2018. Ecodesign Conference, Salzburg.

Luthe, T. 2018. The MonViso Institute. A real-world mountain laboratoryfor research, education and entrepreneurship in sustainability transitions and systemic design. UNWTO 10th World Congress one Snow and Mountain Tourism, Andorra.

Luthe, T. 2017. Cooperation, circular economy and tourism: Building resilience of Arctic and Alpine communities. Implications for development through tourism. Conference ”Globalizing Polar Issues – High altitudes meet high latitudes”, Swiss Polar Institute, Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Luthe, T. 2016. Resilience of social-ecological systems to climate change in a network governance context. Public lecture at the University of Innsbruck.

Luthe, T. 2015. Change, Crisis, Opportunity; Mental Models of Resilience – Shaping Transformations. Speech at the event “Business&Freeriding”, Obergurgl, Austria.

Luthe, T. 2015. Whole Systems Design for Eco-Social Transformation. Public lecture at the Free University of Bozen, Italy.

Luthe, T. 2015. Sustainability, tourism systems and the resilience concept. Lecture at the Sustainable Tourism Colloquium, University of Lugano, Switzerland.

Luthe, T. 2015. (invited speech) The MonViso Institute – a projected design for social-ecological transformation of Serre Lamboi, an abandoned Baita in the community of Ostana. UNESCO commission, Ostana, Oct. 2015.

Luthe. T. 2013. Expert consultation on a roundtable for The Great Energy Challenge: The role of Science and Arctic Change. Organized by National Geographic and Shell. The Royal Society, London, UK.

Luthe. T. 2013. Podiums discussion: Ideas and concepts for sustainable mountain tourism of the future: new positioning with climate friendly offers. International Mountain Day, Scuol, Switzerland.

Luthe. T. 2013. Comparaison et analyse des labels de durabilité pour la montagne, en europe et dans le monde. Table Ronde: Les stations de montagne en transition: Labels touristiques et durabilité. Mountain Riders, Chambery, France.

Luthe. T. 2013. Measuring sustainability: Tools and measures to quantify and communicate sustainability in alpine tourism. Symposium Sustainable ski destination. Bozen, Italy.

Luthe, T. 2013. Research on Resilience of Tourism as a social-ecological-economic system (SEES). Swiss Tourism and Hospitality Research Meeting STHRM, University of Berne, Switzerland.

Luthe, T. 2010. Nachhaltigkeit des alpinen Tourismus. Öffentlicher Vortrag in der Projektplattform des Instituts für Entwerfen, Stadt und Landschaft, Technische Universität München.

Symposium organization/Session chair/Workshop lead

Luthe, T. 2017. Symposium chair “Making change happen? Transformations in the Anthropocene”. Program on Ecosystem Change and Society PECS II conference, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Luthe, T. 2017. Organizer of the 3rd SMTA (Sustainable Mountain Tourism Alliance) Symposium, January 2017, Ostana, Italy, on tourism and the circular economy.

Luthe, T. 2016. Leading an interactive session on „The revival of resilient mountain communities: What constitutes a new model of “Alpine urbanism” or “live-work-play” in the Alps? The successful story of Ostana, Piedmont, Italy.“ AlpWeek, Octobber, Grassau, Germany.

Luthe, T. 2016. Measuring and Communicating Sustainability. Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) Summer School. Myclimate, Zurich. CH.

Luthe. T. 2016. Organizer of the 2nd SMTA (Sustainable Mountain Tourism Alliance) Symposium, January 2016, Chamonix, France.

Luthe, T. 2015. „Cross-scale connections and feedbacks in social-ecological systems“ at the PECS conference „Social-ecological dynamics in the Anthropocene“. Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Luthe, T. 2015. Organizer of the 1st SMTA Symposium, January 2015, Chur, CH (70+ participants, three days, international key note speakers, field visits).

Luthe T. 2014 Session on “Systems Thinking and Responsible Management Education”, 1st PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) Conference, University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, 2014 (10 session participants with speed talks and workshops as part of a 100+ people conference).

Luthe. T. 2013. ArcAlpNet – Resilience of vulnerable communities to environmental change: an Arctic-Alpine comparison of social-ecological network governance. Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) workshop, Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm, Sweden.

Luthe, T. 2012. Resilience as requirement for sustainable development. International work shop March 2012 at Wildbad Kreuth. International Expert Group on Earth System Preservation (IESP).

Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2012. The role of sustainability measurement and stakeholder involvement for strengthening entrepreneurial engagement. Workshop lead at the Regiosuisse science and regional development day 2012, Bern.

Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2012. The role of collaboration in entrepreneurial networks for fostering regional innovation. Workshop lead at the Regiosuisse science and regional development day 2012, Bern.

Luthe, T. 2010. Minimizing the impact of ski tourism on alpine ecosystems. Verbier Green Pioneering Summit 2010 and International Mountain Day in association with UNEP. Verbier, Switzerland.

Speeches

Luthe. T. 2017. Success in Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research. International Transdisciplinary Conference ITD 2017, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany.

Luthe, T. 2017. Design solutions for a new model of alpine urbanism in reviving mountain regions. Track “Social-ecological transformations for sustainability”, session “Transformative agency”. Resilience 2017, Stockholm.

Luthe, T. 2017. Transdisciplinary mixed-methods application to incubate a circular economy transformation. Track “Knowledge co-production/Transdisciplinary methods”, session “Approaches and methods for understanding social-ecological system dynamics. Resilience 2017, Stockholm.

Luthe, T. 2016. Netzwerkmodelle der Resilienz und Kreislaufwirtschaft. Green Summit, University of Liechtenstein.

Luthe, T. 2015. A narrative of two Alpine communities following different paths of transformations after similar system break downs. Tranformations 2015. People and the Planet in the Anthropocene. Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm, Sweden.

Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2015. Leverage hubs in a social-ecological network to address resilience of mountain regions. Sunbelt network analysis conference, Brighton UK.

Luthe, T. 2015. Assessing and managing resilience of Arctic communities to climate change. Climate change days, Session „Climate and Society“, Ilulissat, Greenland.

Luthe, T. and M. von Kutzschenbach. 2015. Towards a ‚new’ mental model of sustainability. Conference Cultural Sustainability, Helsinki, Finland.

Luthe, T. 2015. Life Cycle Assessment as a basis for decision making for more responsible products. ISPO BRAND NEW stage, ISPO 2015, Munich.

Luthe. T. 2015. Measuring, Labeling and Communicating Sustainability in Alpine Tourism. Comparison and classification of existing labels – towards a common standard. Oral presentation at the 1st Symposium on Measuring, Communicating and Labeling Sustainability in Alpine Tourism. Chur, Switzerland.

Luthe, T. 2014. Resilience in a tourism destination governance context: a combined quantitative-qualitative network analysis. Oral presentation at the 5th Advanced Social Network Analysis seminar, EAWAG, ETHZ, Zurich.

Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2014. Eine sozial-ökologische Netzwerkanalyse der Bedeutung von Ökosystemleistungen in der touristisch geprägten Schweizer Park Adula Region. Oral presentation in the track Ressourcenmanagement im Sporttourismus. Kongress Sport und Tourismus, DSHS Köln.

Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2014. Quantitative mapping of qualitative expert knowledge for identifying intervention hubs with systemic impact in socio-ecological networks. Oral presentation at Resilience 2014, Montpellier, France.

Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2014. Indirect Economic Mapping for assessing socio-economic networks of mountain tourism as a coupled social-ecological system. Oral presentation at the European Social Network Conference 2014, Barcelona.

Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2014. Quantitative mapping of qualitative expert knowledge for identifying intervention hubs with systemic impact in socio-ecological networks. Oral presentation at the European Social Network Conference 2014, Barcelona.

Luthe. T. and R. Wyss. 2014. Agent Based Mapping for assessing socio-economic networks of mountain tourism as a coupled HES. Oral presentation at the Global Land Project second open science meeting, Berlin. March 2014.

Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2013. ArcAlpNet – Resilience of vulnerable communities to environmental change: an Arctic- Alpine comparison of social-ecological network governance. Public scenario building workshop. University Centre of Svalbard (UNIS), Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

Luthe, T., Lawrence, R., Kelman, I., Evers, Y., Curran, M.M., S. Tornblad, Wyss, R. and E. L. Berlow. 2013. Identifying intervention hubs with systemic impact for resilience of Arctic systems: Resilience of the Longyearbyen community to climate change and implications for other Arctic societies. Arctic Science Summit, Krakow, Poland.

Luthe. T. 2013. Tourism as a Human-Environment-System: Towards a Systemic Agenda for Research on Sustainability. CH-A Mountain Days, Mitttersil, Austria.

Luthe. T. 2013. ArcAlpNet – Resilience of vulnerable communities to environmental change: an Arctic-Alpine comparison of social-ecological network governance. Arctic Resilience Report (ARR) steering group meeting, Stockholm Resilience Center and Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Wyss, R., Lawrence, R., Kelman, I., Evers, Y., Curran, M.M., S. Tornblad and T. Luthe. 2013. Differentiating network analysis   by   quantity   and   quality   of   ties. Implications  for  resilience  assessment  in  an  Arctic­-Alpine comparative  context. Applications of Social Network Analysis, ASNA 2013, Zurich.

Luthe, T., Lawrence, R., Kelman, I., Evers, Y., Curran, M.M., S. Tornblad and R. Wyss. 2013. Quantitative mapping of qualitative expert knowledge for identifying intervention hubs with systemic impact in socio-­ecological networks. Applications of Social Network Analysis, ASNA 2013, Zurich.

Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2013. Exploring Agent Based Mapping (ABM) for constructing socio­‐economic networks.. Applications of Social Network Analysis, ASNA 2013, Zurich.

Luthe, T., Kelman, I., Curran, M.M, Evers, Y., Tornblad, S.H., Wyss, R. and R. Lawrence. 2013. Resilience of the Longyearbyen community to climate change and implications for other Arctic societies. The Artic Hub – Regional and Global Perspectives. The Arctic Science Summit Week 2013, Krakow, Poland.

Luthe, T., Kelman, I., Curran, M.M, Evers, Y., Tornblad, S.H., Wyss, R., Lawrence, R. and E.L. Berlow. 2013. Identifying intervention hubs with systemic impacts for sustainable development of Arctic systems. The Artic Hub – Regional and Global Perspectives. The Arctic Science Summit Week 2013, Krakow, Poland.

Luthe, T. and L. Burget. 2012. Sustainability assessment in Alpine destinations and the example of the Green Snow Flake approach of the European Sustainable Mountain Tourism Alliance. Alps Week ‘Renewable Alps’, Valposchiavo, Switzerland.

Curran, M.M., Evers, Y., Tornblad, S.H., Luthe, T., Lawrence, R. and I. Kelman. 2012. Comparing full census SNA and snowball sampling methods for accuracy, completeness and efficiency to capture the same business actor network in the Arctic settlement of Longyearbyen on Svalbard, Norway. Applications of Social Network Analysis, ASNA 2012, Zurich.

Luthe, T., Lawrence, R., Kelman, I., Evers, Y., Curran, M.M. and S. Tornblad. 2012. Network governance and community resilience to climate change – comparing tourism business actor networks in the Arctic community of Longyearbyen on Svalbard with three communities in the Swiss Surselva-Gotthard region by SNA. Applications of Social Network Analysis, ASNA 2012, Zurich.

Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2012. Comparing quantity and quality of ties in SNA – a case study from Swiss Gotthard region. Applications of Social Network Analysis, ASNA 2012, Zurich.

Luthe, T. 2012. Barriers and success factors for measuring sustainability in communities. Congress Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy of the International Society of Ecological Economics, ISEE 2012, Rio de Janeiro.

Luthe, T. 2012. Enhancing effectiveness and efficiency of sustainability learning through embedded case studies and outdoor training. Sustainability Summit 2012, Leuphana University Lüneburg.

Luthe, T. 2011. Enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of sustainability learning. European Society of Ecological Economics Congress, Istanbul, Turkey.

Luthe, T., Schuckert, M. and R. Wyss. 2011. ClimAlpTour workshop on adaptation of regional tourism to climate change. Results of a social network analysis for collaboration and resilience governance. INTERREG IV b ClimAlpTour project. Surselva, Sedrun-Disentis-Andermatt. University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur.

Luthe, T. 2010. Scenario-building in ecological-social-economic networks in a changing climate in Spitsbergen. Climate Change and Impact Assessment IAIA Special Symposium, Alborg, Danmark.

Luthe, T. 2010. Overcoming social barriers in managing vulnerability of alpine tourism to environmental change. Social Dimensions of environmental change and governance. 2010 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin.

Luthe, T. 2010. Developing and testing a sustainable growth model for adaptation and mitigation to climate change in the Arctic of Svalbard: balancing science, communication and practice. Td-conference „Implementation in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research, Practice and Teaching.“ Network for Transdisciplinary Research, Swiss Academy of Arts and Science. University of Geneva.

Luthe, T. 2010. Strengthening social networks for climate change vulnerability management. 7th Conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis, ASNA 2010, ETH Zurich & University of Zurich.

Luthe, T. 2010. Erfolgsfaktor Nachhaltigkeit für den alpinen Tourismus im globalen Wandel. ICAS Nachwuchsforschertagung Phil.Alp. ICAS Interacademic Commission for Alpine Studies of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Science. Mendrisio, Switzerland.

Luthe, T., Schuckert, M. and R. Wyss. 2010. The current state of scientific knowledge on global environmental change and tourism. Expert hearing workshop on Climate Change and Tourism. INTERREG IV b ClimAlpTour project. Surselva, Sedrun-Disentis-Andermatt. University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur.

Luthe, T. 2009. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in tourism as market driven entrepreneurial instruments for environmental governance to decrease vulnerability to Global Change – and the challenge ahead. Conference: Facing Climate Change and the Global Economic Crisis. Challenges for the Future of Tourism. EURAC Academy Bozen, Italy

Luthe, T. 2009. “Behavioural change to sustainable consumption as an economic driving force for enhancing the transition to sustainable business models in ski tourism”. 8th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics TRANSFORMATION, INNOVATION AND ADAPTATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY – INTEGRATING NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES: Ljubljana, Croatia.

Luthe, T. 2009. The Fourth International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitor Flows in Recreational and Protected Areas: Management for Protection and Development (MMV4): “New vulnerability factors of ski tourism and chances for sustainable adaptation.” Tuscany, Italy.

Luthe, T. 2009. International Congress “erleben und lernen: Menschen stärken für Verantwortung“, Augsburg „Sustainability Leadership Training“.

Luthe, T. 2009. European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly 2008, Vienna. Session on Climate: Past, Present, Future: Climate change impacts on tourism demand in ski destinations.