2022 Virtual IASNR Conference
October 4-6, 2022
Conference Theme: Access & Equity
The community of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) values a wide array of disciplines and perspectives in academic research. We also value what professionals and students contribute to understanding and improving decision-making about natural resources and their impact on society.
Each year we gather to celebrate, share research, and reconnect with colleagues. We also make new connections and welcome new faces at the IASNR Conference (formerly ISSRM). However, many people could not travel to the June in-person conference. That could be due to COVID, uncertainty of employment, a lack of financial resources, or caring obligations. Therefore, we are hosting a virtual conference in October 4-6, 2022.
The theme of the 2022 IASNR Virtual Conference is “Access & Equity.”
The conference begins on Tuesday, October 4, and runs to Thursday, October 6. Presentations, panels, workshops and other activities will occur live at times to suit our colleagues on different continents. Sessions will also be recorded for asynchronous viewing.
We invite IASNR members, new contributors, and young scholars from across the world to submit abstracts and participate. This virtual conference provides an opportunity to build bridges among the global community of social scientists who address natural resource issues.
We would like IASNR members to extend this invitation to colleagues – or counterparts – who would not ordinarily be able to attend IASNR’s annual conference. Students, community leaders, or people involved in or affected by research or policy work on society and natural resources are welcome to attend, present, or serve as co-authors/co-presenters.
Virtual Conference Information for Presenters & Participants
The 2022 Virtual IASNR Conference will be hosted on the Whova app. Conference presenters have the option to present either live or pre-recorded.
Although the pre-recorded presentations can be viewed asynchronously, the recorded version will be played during the session (similar to live presentations). This arrangement allows conference participants to engage in the session without having to watch the pre-recorded presentations.
Following the presentations, there will be a live question-and-answer (Q&A) session. A session’s presenters can interact with audience members in a panel format. We will make an effort to record all sessions (with live Q&A) for asynchronous viewing. The Whova app will facilitate asynchronous discussion boards for each session to allow participants and presenters to continue their interaction throughout the conference.
Presenters will need access to reliable high-speed internet. A headset is recommended to minimize the chances of an audio echo.
Candace May (South Dakota State University, USA)
Will Rifkin (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Kenneth Wallen (University of Idaho, USA)
Conference Theme: Access & Equity
What do access and equity mean to you in relation to society and natural resources? We do not all start from the same place and circumstances. There are challenges faced by all of us but some experience those challenges more acutely or benefit disproportionately.
Access and equity in relation to natural resources and the environment have a range of meanings for people, practices, and livelihoods depending on scale and focus. Access and equity encompass the people involved in and affected by natural resource decision-making and ecological change, as well as the treatment and experiences of researchers, professionals, and students working to understand society and natural resource relations. For example, whose voices are heard more clearly – marginalized communities, voices of women, government staff who support rural farmers, researchers who do not traditionally get to attend conferences?
To partly address access and equity, the 2022 IASNR Virtual Conference is meant to ‘walk the talk.’ A virtual conference reduces the costs of time, resources, and environmental impacts of travel. Our hope is that these reduced barriers will enable students, professionals, and other interested people who traditionally cannot attend international in-person conferences to participate and benefit. We invite papers, symposia, roundtables, and or other session formats that address access and equity related to society and natural resources, effects on livelihoods, as well as other practices related to research, teaching, and learning.
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.
Commitment to Diversity & Ethics
IASNR is committed to fostering a welcoming and vibrant community with members of all races and ethnicities, genders, religions, political affiliations, nationalities, language groups, ages, experience, education levels, and abilities. IASNR has a Code of Ethics in place to ensure mutual respect and trust for all members. The organization condemns racism and stands with members of our community who advocate for equality, equity, and justice. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. All conference attendees must agree and adhere to our Code of Ethics to attend the conference.
The International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) is committed to fostering a welcoming and vibrant community with members of all races and ethnicities, genders, religions, political affiliations, nationalities, language groups, ages, experience, education levels, and abilities. IASNR has a Code of Ethics in place to ensure mutual respect and trust for all members. The organization condemns racism and stands with members of our community who advocate for equality, equity, and justice. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.
Conference Diversity Statement
Our goal is to facilitate a safe and inclusive conference. We welcome all voices and encourage the free exchange of ideas and opinions that can boost our understanding of societies and their use of natural resources. We invite participation from people of all races and ethnicities, genders, religions, political affiliations, nationalities, language groups, ages, experience, and abilities.
As organizers, we will work to provide a balanced and diverse program. You can help us to build a better, more inclusive conference by forwarding our Call for Abstracts across your networks. Also, suggest presenters and participants who can help broaden the conference.
Organized Session Proposals
Proposals pertaining to the interactions between social and ecological systems are now welcome! The due date for submission of proposals is July 11, 2022.
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:
Abstract submissions for individual papers and posters for presentation are now being considered! All abstracts must be submitted by July 11, 2022. We do not anticipate an extension beyond that date and strongly encourage you to submit your abstracts well before the deadline. If you have extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from submitting by the deadline, please email [email protected].
We encourage submissions that are relevant to the conference theme and those that focus on the interactions between social and ecological systems. However, all abstracts relevant to natural resources are welcome. Individuals will be limited to serving as lead presenter on only one oral paper presentation. This does not include co-authorship and individuals may present both an oral paper presentation and organize a session, present a poster, or serve on a panel.
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 submit your abstract electronically by clicking here and selecting “Add” next to “Oral Presentations and Posters” at the bottom of the page. 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.
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