(936) 337-8589

(936) 337-8589


(936) 337-8589


2021 IASNR Virtual Conference

2021 Virtual IASNR Conference

Formerly ISSRM

June 20-24, 2021

Conference Theme: Building a Global Network for Natural Resource Social Science

Each year we gather at our annual IASNR Conference (formerly called ISSRM) to share research, reconnect with colleagues, and make new connections. Because we cannot meet in person this year, we are hosting a virtual conference. We value what each of you contribute to society and natural resources research and practice and we want to provide the opportunity to share those contributions.

The 2021 IASNR virtual conference theme is “Building a Global Network for Natural Resource Social Science”—the conference begins on June 20 and runs through June 24. Presentations, talks, panels, and activities will occur continuously during the four-and-a-half-day conference period so there will always be something in your time zone no matter where you’re located. Many of the sessions will be organized around geographic “hubs” to help scholars and practitioners connect with others working in their region of the globe. We invite long-time IASNR members as well as new participants and young scholars to submit abstracts and participate in this unique opportunity to build bridges among members of the global natural resource social science community.

The Final Conference Program is Now Available!

Virtual Conference Information for Presenters & Participants

The 2021 Virtual IASNR Conference will be hosted on the Whova app. Conference presenters have the option to present either live or with a pre-recorded presentation. Although the pre-recorded presentations can be viewed asynchronously, the recorded version will be played during the session (similar to live presentations). This allow conference participants to engage in the session without having to watch the pre-recorded presentations before the live Q&A. Following the presentations there will be a scheduled moderated live question and answer (Q&A) session where all presenters in that session can interact with other participants and discuss questions in a panel format. We will make an effort to record each session (with live Q&A) for asynchronous viewing. The Whova App will also facilitate asynchronous discussion boards for each session to allow participants and presenters to continue their interaction throughout the conference.

All presenters will need access to reliable high speed internet to participate in all the sessions, including Q&A for prerecorded talks. A headset is recommended to minimize the chances of an audio echo during the session.

Keynote Speakers

We have outlined two fantastic Keynote speakers for the 2021 Virtual IASNR Conference. Each speaker will present live and be available for a Q&A session following the presentation. Be sure to save these great presentations in your calendars!

Marc Stern – Virginia Tech

Putting Social Science Theory to Work

June 21, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM CDT

Ruth Beilin – University of Melbourne

Bridging Work: The Pond, The River and The Network

June 23, 2021 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CDT

Conference Registration

Membership is required for conference participation, be sure to renew your membership for 2021! Below are the 2021 IASNR Conference registration rates. If you have any questions about registration, please email [email protected].

It’s not too late to register for the conference! Register today to gain access to over 70 sessions, workshops, networking socials, and other events.

Full rate

$ 120 (does not include IASNR membership)
  • Intended for professionals

Reduced Rate

$ 45 (does not include IASNR membership)
  • Reduced rate for early career professionals and students with institutional coverage/funding

Scholarship Rate

$ 15 (does not include IASNR membership)
  • For students and individuals from developing countries. Students with institutional coverage/funding should pay the reduced rate.

Diversity Statement

Our aim is to facilitate a safe and inclusive IASNR Conference that welcomes all voices and encourages the free exchange of ideas and opinions.  We invite participation from people of all races and ethnicities, genders, religions, political affiliations, nationalities, language groups, ages, experience, and abilities.

As organizers, we are working to provide a balanced and diverse program. You can help us build a better, more inclusive IASNR Conference by forwarding our Call for Abstracts throughout your network, and by sending along your suggestions for presenters and participants that might help to diversify the IASNR Conference.

Conference Committee Chair

Conference Planning Committee Members

Jesse Abrams

University of Georgia

  • Tanya Howard, University of New England, Australia
  • Azahara Jurado-Mesa, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico
  • Kate Sherren, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Leah Jones, Arizona State University, USA
  • Michala Hendrick, Old Dominion University, USA
  • Wusu Conteh, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
  • Asif Siddiqui, University of Nevada, USA

Our Mission

The International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) strives to be the premier international association of social scientists, policy makers, and practitioners studying and managing human relationships with the environment and natural resources. It is our mission to foster better scientific understandings of society-natural resource relationships; assist in the professional development of social scientists, policy makers, practitioners, and students from around the world studying these issues; and provide opportunities for them to meet and share their work with each other.

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