2020 ISSRM Virtual Conference – General Assembly

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.

July 21st, 6:00 – 7:00 PM CDT Live Q&A

Meeting ID: 892 3041 9694

Call Number (for US callers) +1 669 900 6833

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July 22, 8:00 – 9:00 AM CDT Live Q&A

Meeting ID: 861 4523 9249

Call Number (for US callers) +1 669 900 6833

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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

Bobby Jones, Best Student Paper Award

Click here to see the winners of the 2020 Best Student Paper Awards!

Linda S. Prokopy, SNR Paper Award & Journal Updates

Max Nielsen-Pincus, 2021 ISSRM Planning Committee Update