What’s special about IMC?

Characteristics & Goals

  • IMC is currently the largest conference focussing on mountain research
  • IMC promotes cross-disciplinary exchange and interaction among participants
  • IMC prioritises synthesis activities in the quest for a holistic understanding of mountain systems


  • Flexible session formats allow for both presentations and discussions, and disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary foci
  • A good overview of current issues from various disciplines active in mountain research
  • A program and venue that favours exchange among participants during and beyond conference events