The Fourth International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity will take place in the German city of Leipzig from September 2-6, 2014. The focus of the conference is on concrete steps towards a society beyond the imperative of growth. It will give room for scientific debates, exchange between activists and economic pioneers as well as artistic approaches to the subject. Both scientific insights and concrete projects and policies will be presented, experimented with and discussed. The 2014 conference is part of an international cycle of events: so far, there have been conferences on degrowth in Paris 2008, in Barcelona 2010 and in Venice and Montreal 2012.