The theme of the 2022 Virtual Conference is Access & Equity: Access and equity have a range of meanings for people, practices, and livelihoods depending on experiences and the scale and focus of changes being faced. Professionals committed to bettering society and natural resources may be particularly concerned about the voices of people and communities who are marginalized in decision-making activities. Those marginalized can include the poor, indigenous peoples, people of color and others, such as women, government staff who support rural farmers, and academics who do not traditionally get to attend conferences. We invite you to share your observations, experiences, research, and engagement work that reveal what access and equity mean to you in relation to society and natural resources.

*We encourage submissions relevant to the conference theme for those who focus on the interactions between social and ecological systems. A range of abstracts relevant to the aims of IASNR are welcome.* 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. IASNR membership is not required for conference participation.

Participants will have the option to submit a pre-recorded presentation or present live. A live question-and-answer session will follow each set of presentations. Sessions will be recorded for asynchronous viewing. Discussions will continue on message forums throughout the conference.

Submissions for the 2022 Virtual IASNR Conference are now being considered. Abstracts may be submitted for either individual papers or posters, and session proposals may be submitted for organized paper sessions, panels, and workshops.

Please submit electronically by going to the 2022 Virtual IASNR Conference webpage or by clicking here and selecting “Add” next to “Submit Abstracts (Oral Presentations and Posters)” or “Submit Session Proposals” on the left 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.

All abstracts and session proposals must be submitted by July 11, 2022.

Need an extension? Have questions? Please email [email protected].


~ 2022 Virtual IASNR Conference Organizers: Candace May (South Dakota State University, USA), Will Rifkin (University of Newcastle, Australia), and Kenneth Wallen (University of Idaho, USA)