Health protection

We all want to do cool things at work and in private life. The basis for this is a good health. Let’s make sure everybody will return home safely after the Brightcon event, and let’s try to reduce the risk for getting into health troubles for anybody.

In case of any cold symptoms during the event, we suggest that you wear an FFP2 mask whenever possible. In addition, you might do a self-test for Covid. Feel free to approach the conference organisers for mask(s) and/or a test. Of course you can also choose to wear a mask without symptoms. We will strive for good air quality in the rooms.


The first two days (Sept. 26-27) will be devoted to classes. There will be two tracks, beginners and advanced.

You will need

We want to make the classes as productive and interactive as possible.
For this, we will be using a jupyter lab hub instance managed by Depart-de-Sentier where brightway and jupyter are already up and running. This means that you will be able to start using Brightway immediately during the classes. Look for the jupyter lab next to the topic where the jupyter lab will be used.
All you need is your own computer and a web-browser. For the Activity Browser related parts of the classes, (look for the AB tag next to the topic) we will be there ready to help you install it in your laptop, but if you can come with a working installation of it, it will save us all some time. Take a look at the documentation of the Activity Browser for installation instructions.

Provisional schedule: Monday, Sept. 26

Beginners track

Time Topic
9:30-11:15 Projects, databases, activities, exchanges.
jupyter lab
12:35-13:30 Lunch + Activity Browser install fest
13:30-15:00 Calculations and Interpretations in Activity Browser
15:15-16:15 Effective interaction with the Activity Browser

Advanced track

Time Topic
9:30-11:15 Brightway 2.5 - What has changed?
jupyter lab
11:15-12:35 Data vectors and arrays, resource groups and interfaces.
jupyter lab
12:35-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Integrating external models (TBC)
15:15-16:00 Calculations in the cloud (TBC)

Provisional schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 27

Beginners track

Time Topic
09:30-11:15 Data Input Output
jupyter lab
11:15-12:35 Data Input Output
jupyter lab
13:30-15:05 Basic Data Manipulation
jupyter lab

Advanced track

Time Topic
9:30-11:00 Regionalization part 1
jupyter lab
11:15-12:35 Regionalization part 2
jupyter lab
13:30-15:00 Activity Browser fun with Marc
15:15-16:00 Reproducible science with Brightway (TBC)
jupyter lab


The Brightcon 2022 conference will be held on Sept. 28 and the morning of Sept. 29. It will be a mix of talks, interactive sessions, workshops, and contests. We are trying our best to make it informative and enjoyable!

Provisional schedule: Wednesday, Sept. 28

Time Title Presenter(s)
9:00-9:15 Conference introduction & Brightway governance Chris Mutel
9:15-10:00 Tools and standards for prospective LCA Romain Sacchi
10:15-10:30 Pause
10:30-10:50 Integrating LCA in the digital transformation of factories Miguel Fernández Astudillo
10:50-11:10 Perturbation Analysis in Brightway2: Identifying key factors for the environmental performance of a product or service Sarah Schmidt, David Laner
11:15-12:00 Help, I need somebody! Participants will post problems (easy or hard) and be paired with Brightway experts
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 GSA Framework Aleksandra Kim
14:15-14:45 openlca2bw package to import OpenLCA databases into Brightway2 structure Cyrille Francois
14:45-15:00 Pause
15:00-16:00 Brightway 2.5 in action Chris Mutel
16:00-17:00 Poster session
16:30-18:00 Conference cocktail drink

Provisional schedule: Thursday, Sept. 29

Time Title Presenter(s)
09:00-09:45 Keynote: Open LCA software advances Michael Srocka
9:45-10:15 Round Table: Semantic technologies in LCA Calin Boje, Agneta Ghose, Didier Beloin-St-Pierre
10:15-10:45 Global LCA Data Access network (GLAD) - Will integrating its API into LCA software benefit LCA (power) users? Oliver Kusche, Claudia Giacovelli
10:45-11:00 Pause
11:00-11:15 Lightning talks 5 Minutes per speaker. Last minute entries welcome!
11:15-11:40 Brightcon awards
11:40-12:00 Visualization contest.
12:00-12:30 Farewell and thanks
around 6pm Guided visit of the Blast Furnace of Belval.


The afternoon of Sept. 29 to the evening of Sept. 30 will be a community hackathon. Both experienced coders and newcomers are welcome to participate! Small teams will work on a defined and realistic goal, with prizes for the best results.

The full details are on the Hackathon details page.