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.

Submission Information

Organized Session Submissions

Proposals for Organized Panels, Paper Sessions, Book Review Sessions, and Workshops are now being considered!  The deadline for submission of proposals is January 31, 2021 at midnight CST (GMT – 6:00).

Organized Sessions represent an opportunity to bring together a group of scholars to present and discuss work focusing on a particular integrative theme or topic. These sessions can be structured in multiple ways:

    • A collection of 3-5 thematically-linked oral presentations (with or without a discussant)
    • A panel of experts on a given topic
    • A round table discussion
    • An author-meets-critics session
    • A workshop/training activity.
    • Or, you can propose your own idea!

Panels and paper sessions will last 90 minutes. Organizer(s) should recruit and receive commitments from participants in advance of proposal submission, and include details regarding who will participate and what they will be doing as part of the session proposal.

Please submit your organized session proposal electronically by clicking  here and selecting “Add” next to “Session Proposals” on the right side of the page. Please note: a login account is required before a session proposal can be submitted; you must also be logged into your account to submit a session proposal.

Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions for individual papers and posters for presentation are now being considered! All abstracts must be submitted by no later than February 28, 2021, at midnight CST (GMT – 6:00). If you have extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from submitting by the deadline, please email [email protected].

Individual paper and poster abstracts can be submitted electronically by clicking here and selecting “Add” next to “Submit Abstracts (Oral Presentations and Posters).” Please note: a login account is required before an abstract can be submitted; you must also be logged into your account to submit an abstract.

Guidelines for Abstracts:

Abstracts should be in paragraph form, without bullet points. Additionally, the abstract body should include details regarding the background, purpose, methods, results, and conclusions. Please also indicate the theory/analytical framework for the work and provide a description of the research methods used. Abstracts must not be longer than 2,000 characters including spaces. Abstract titles must not be longer than 250 characters including spaces.

**PLEASE NOTE** Individuals are limited to serving as lead author on only one oral paper presentation; this does not include co-authorship. Individuals may serve as lead author on an oral paper presentation while also organizing a session, presenting a poster, or serving on a panel. Please email Jessica Hill ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

(This general call for abstracts is separate from the call for organized sessions with a due date of January 31, 2021).

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].

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.

2021 Best Student Paper Awards – Call for Papers!

If you are a Ph.D., Master’s, or undergraduate student member of IASNR, you are invited to submit a paper for consideration for the “Best Student Paper Awards” to be awarded at the 2021 Virtual IASNR Conference.

Click here to read the official 2021 call for papers, which includes guidelines and requirements.

The following awards will be provided for the best papers by Taylor & Francis Group LLC.

  • Best paper submitted by a Doctoral student: check for $300.
  • Best paper submitted by a Master’s student: check for $200.
  • Best paper submitted by an undergraduate: check for $100.

Diversity Statement

Our aim is to facilitate a safe and inclusive ISSRM 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 ISSRM by forwarding our Call for Abstracts throughout your network, and by sending along your suggestions for presenters and participants that might help to diversify ISSRM.

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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