1. Due to the national and international conditions because of the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, the dates of the III World Congress of Transdisciplinarity are changed for the first week of November 2021, in the face-to-face modality. All accepted registrations are maintained for the 2021 event program: the registration process remains open through template/form until April 30, 2021, the acceptance confirmation is sent in May 2021. Prepayments can be made from June 1 to July 31, 2021. SEE BANK ACCOUNT AND PAYMENT BY PAYPAL AT THE “FACE-TO-FACE CONGRESS 2021” ENTRY.

2. The Third World Congress of Transdisciplinarity, in virtual format, opens on October 30, 2020. In this modality, Conferences, Round Tables, Symposia will be held from November 2020 to September 2021. These activities will address issues of COVID-19 pandemic and other important global issues.

3. Registration for the Virtual Congress will take place from September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, making your payment by PAYPAL on the “Virtual Congress 2020/2021” entry. The Virtual Congress will use two platforms: ZOOM, and YOUTUBE LIVE.

IMPORTANT: The general and specific information on the Virtual and Face-to-face Program of the 2020/2021 Congress will be available on this website, on our social networks and in the MAILCHIMP circulars.

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Transdisciplinarity has already a quite long history​1. The word itself was coined in 1970 by Jean Piaget, but its meaning was clarified only in 1985, when Basarab Nicolescu proposed the pillars of transdisciplinarity. In 1987 was founded in Paris the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research and Studies (CIRET)2.

The First World Congress of Transdisciplinarity was held from November 2th to 7th in 1994 at Convento de Arrábida, Portugal. The participants at the congress adopted the Charter of Transdisciplinarity3 which has been signed by several hundreds of transdisciplinary researchers in the world. In 2005, the Second World Congress of Transdisciplinarity took place in Vitoria / Vila Velha, Brazil. Many other important national and international congresses have been held all over the world. The last in date was the International Congress ATLAS 2018 “The Transdisciplinary Being”, at the University Babes-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Several applications have been implemented all over the world, e.g. in Education, Health, Arts, Sustainable Development and the dialogue between Science and Religion. Additionally, PhD programs in transdisciplinarity exist now in several universities. We can currently affirm that the international movement of transdisciplinarity has reached its maturity and new paths of research are being opened.

The 3rd World Congress of Transdisciplinarity will be held in Mexico City in november 2022. The aim of this congress is to bring together the largest number of participants from various national and international institutions in order to study the latest theoretical and practical developments of transdisciplinarity and to imagine new theoretical models, experiences and actions to face the extraordinary challenges of the 21st century, such as Planetary Education, Transhumanism, Artificial Intelligence, Destructive Technologies, Health, Poverty, Destruction of biologic diversity, Climate Change, War, Violence and many other problems that afflict human beings and all living beings on this planet.

1 Basarab Nicolescu, ”Brief Chronology of Transdisciplinarity”


ICONOS, Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación y Cultura