2021 Virtual IASNR Conference
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 Draft 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.
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
Membership is required for conference participation, be sure to renew your membership for 2021! Below are the 2021 IASNR Conference registration rates. The registration deadline for conference participants is April 15th. If you have any questions about registration, please email [email protected].
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.
The following awards will be provided for the best papers by Taylor & Francis Group LLC.
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.
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Conference Planning Committee Members
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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