Resilience 2014 seeks to explore different perspectives on change in social-ecological systems and the multiple links that exist between resilience thinking and contemporary development issues. During the preparation of the conference, the scientific committee has identified six overarching conference themes: Development challenges through a resilience lens, Trade-offs and synergies, Analyzing and promoting change and transformation, Knowledges, Whose development, whose resilience?, New methodology and tools. More than 700 papers are accepted for presentation during the conference and 165 different sessions will be held. After the selection process, in which the papers and sessions were associated, some clusters emerged. Some of these clusters are similar to the conference themes, some provides more focus than the themes, and some are related to specific types of systems. These clusters have been grouped under “Thematic pathways”. The idea is to provide a kind of road map for the delegates who are interested in particular topics and scientific questions (sessions can be part of several different pathways). These thematic pathways also provide us with a structure to help synthesize the outcomes of the conference.