Each year we gather at our annual 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.

We would greatly appreciate if you could take a minute to indicate your interest in participating in the 2020 ISSRM – Virtual Conference (hosted by IASNR) by completing this short survey by May 1, 2020. Please note that completing this survey does not commit you or register you to the virtual conference. We will open the formal registration at a later time. In addition to accepting new abstracts and proposals for workshops and other types of sessions (details forthcoming soon), all previously accepted abstracts for the cancelled 2020 ISSRM in Cairns will be automatically accepted. So, whether you have something new in mind or you have an already accepted abstract and wish to participate in the virtual conference, please be sure to complete the survey.

We are planning a series of workshops, paper sessions, a poster session, a student forum, and a mentorship activity. Workshops and paper presentations will be pre-recorded and available for viewing at any time during the conference dates. Set times will be scheduled for live question and answer sessions. Discussions will continue on message forums throughout the conference.

The IASNR Council understands that we are facing unprecedented times, with many members confronting funding issues. Therefore, the Council has voted to have IASNR fund the conference entirely for all current IASNR members. If you would like to participate in this virtual conference, just be sure to renew your membership by June 15, 2020.

If you have any questions please email Jessica Hill at [email protected].