The conference consisted of various formats. For better understanding, these are split up into general, scientific, practical and social movement oriented as well as artistic events. However, there was inter- and transdisciplinary thinking and working in most events.

1. General events

Keynotes: lectures from renowned speakers to kick start the day
Panels: discussion rounds with three to four speakers, who debate controversial questions among themselves and with the audience
Open Space/World Café: open formats, where participants can discuss their own topics and explore ideas in open or rotating groups. > More information on the Open Space at the Degrowth-Conference 2014
Group Assembly Process (GAP): thematic discussions in small groups that meet daily and work on concrete proposals for degrowth; they can build on processes of the previous Degrowth conferences. The groups’ results are presented on the last conference day. > More information on the GAP
Introductory course: comprehensive introduction to the subject degrowth for all beginner
Fair for Degrowth: a place of meeting and networking of organisations, initiatives and projects related to degrowth
Book presentations: authors of books on degrowth discuss the content of their publications with the audience
Special event: an event with a special format which doesn’t fit into any of the other categories

2. Scientific events

Scientific lectures: scientific evening lectures
Scientific paper sessions: short presentations of scientific papers based on full and short papers; please note: the respondents’ names are not included in the programme. Respondents give a five minute comment on a full paper to start the following debate
Special sessions: scientific debates with short presentations on a specific topic
Special sessions with other format: scientific debates with workshop format
Poster presentations: presentations of individual inputs in the form of posters

3. Practical and social movement events

Discussion workshops: interactive events where speakers reflect and discuss jointly
Practical Workshops: events, where participants get actively involved, research and reflect – at the interface of practice, activism and art
Excursions: tours of projects and interesting places in Leipzig
Films: film presentations followed by discussions

4. Artistic events

Performances and interventions: in theatres, lecture halls, public spaces, before a large audience and in one-on-one meetings
Installations and exhibitions: artists from the fields of architecture, photography, visual and performing arts as well as activism exhibit their art on the conference premises and in the city centre
Short film walking-tour: presentations of short films on screens and projected on building facades in the city of Leipzig
Concerts: space and time to listen to music together, to jam and to dance