Every year, IASNR members gather at the General Assembly or All-Members Meeting at ISSRM to hear updates from IASNR Council and discuss important organizational issues. This year, we will hold our General Assembly virtually, with 2 live Question & Answer sessions. There is an important vote for members as well. Please participate in the processes described below.

General Assembly Information: The IASNR Council Reports are offered via video this year. You can access the videos here. They will also be available throughout the Virtual Conference (July 11-26, 2020) in the Whova app.

Important Vote for IASNR Members: The IASNR Council has recommended changing the name of our annual meeting and this is a voting matter for the membership. There has been some confusion about the name of our flagship conference—the International Symposium for Society and Resource Management (ISSRM)—and the name of the association and our journal, Society & Natural Resources. Some people who attend ISSRM are not aware that it is sponsored by IASNR. In order to create tighter organizational identity, Council has embarked on a process to rename the ISSRM to more closely resemble the other names. It is now time for IASNR members to take a vote on this issue. After the July 22nd live Q&A for the All Member’s Meeting the ballot will be sent via email to all current members. Members will have from July 23rd to August 6th to vote. Please be sure to vote!

Live Question & Answer Sessions: The Executive Council Members and some of the Council members will be available for live discussion sessions July 21st from 6:00 – 7:00 PM US CDT and July 22nd from 8:00 – 9:00 AM US CDT. All IASNR members are welcome to join and will receive an invitation to participate through the 2020 ISSRM Virtual Conference Whova application. Additionally, you may join each meeting by using the information on this page.

Please email Jessica Hill ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Best regards,


~ IASNR Office