2020 ISSRM Virtual Conference – All Members Meeting (General Assembly)
Our all-members meeting has also been called the General Assembly or the IASNR Business Meeting. It is a gathering open to all IASNR members as defined in our Constitution and Bylaws. In the past, an all-members meeting has been convened every year during our annual conference ISSRM to address issues of importance to the organization and all the members. During the all-members meeting, Executive Officers normally share a brief overview of the past year and encourage everyone to become more actively involved with all aspects of IASNR operations. All IASNR standing and ad-hoc committees would give a brief update on their recent activities, and exciting news of student paper awards and SNR best paper awards get shared. Also, it is always fun to hear from the hosts of the upcoming ISSRM and learn about the exciting programs they have in store for all the members. Another important function of the all-members meeting is that all decisions calling for votes, shall be taken by a simple majority of all IASNR members present at the meeting.
All Members Meeting (General Assembly Information): The IASNR Council Reports are offered via video this year. You can access the videos below. They will also be available throughout the Virtual Conference (July 11-26, 2020) in the Whova app.
Important Vote for IASNR Members: The IASNR Council has recommended changing the name of our annual meeting and this is a voting matter for the membership. There has been some confusion about the name of our flagship conference—the International Symposium for Society and Resource Management (ISSRM)—and the name of the association and our journal, Society & Natural Resources. Some people who attend ISSRM are not aware that it is sponsored by IASNR. In order to create tighter brand identity, Council has embarked on a process to rename the ISSRM to more closely resemble the other names. It is now time for IASNR members to take a vote on this issue. Voting will take place during the Virtual Conference – July 11-26, 2020. Please vote!
Live Question & Answer Sessions: The Executive Council Members and some of the Council members will be available for live discussion sessions July 21st from 6:00 – 7:00 PM US CDT and July 22nd from 8:00 – 9:00 AM US CDT. All IASNR members are welcome to join and will receive an invitation to participate through the 2020 ISSRM Virtual Conference Whova application. Additionally, you may join each meeting by using the information below.
Steve Daniels, Executive Director – All Members Opening
Courtney Flint, Treasurer’s Report
Zhao Ma, Secretary/Communications Committee Update
ISSRM Name Change, ISSRM Name Change
Tanya Howard, Professional Development Committee Update
Carla Trentelman, Elections Committee Update
Gladman Thondhlana, Publications Committee Update
Chloe Wardropper, Ethics Committee Update
Courtney Flint, Membership Committee Update
Carena van Riper, Site Selection Committee Update
Brett Alan Miller, Susie Sidder, & Kindra De’Arman, Student Affairs Committee Update
Linda S. Prokopy, SNR Paper Award & Journal Updates
Max Nielsen-Pincus, 2021 ISSRM Planning Committee Update