Some great themes for Geographers at the ISSRM Conference in Cairns, including:



Proposals for Organised Sessions are due 1 November (I’m sure the organisers can be a bit flexible if need be).


June is a nice time to be in Cairns….



International Association for Society & Natural Resources


Call for Organized Sessions

International Symposium on Society & Resource Management (ISSRM)
June 22-26, 2020 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns, Australia

Symposium Theme:
Re-creating Landscape and Culture in a Time of Global Change


Proposasls for Organized Panels, Paper Sessions, Book Review Sessions, and Workshops for the 2020 ISSRM are now being considered!  This year’s symposium will be held in Cairns, Australia, at the Shangri-La Hotel.

The Shangri-La Hotel


Proposals pertaining to the interactions between social and ecological systems are welcome. The due date for submission of proposals is November 1st, 2019. Session proposals will be reviewed in the order they are received. To facilitate early registration and travel planning, we will make every effort to send out decision notifications regarding acceptance of organized session proposals by no later than December 7th, 2019. 

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:

  • A collection of 3-5 thematically-linked oral presentations (with or without a discussant)
  • A panel of experts on a given topic
  • A roundtable discussion
  • An author-meets-critics session
  • A workshop/training activity
  • Practice-based knowledge discussions
  • Or, you can propose your own idea!

Panels and paper sessions will last 90 minutes. Session organizers should recruit and receive commitments from participants in advance of proposal submission, and include details regarding who will participate and what they will be doing as part of the session proposal. Organized sessions will be highlighted and given priority in the program.

Session proposals may choose to align themselves to one or more of the five conference sub-themes:

  1. Re-creating landscapes
  2. Culture, collaboration, and contest
  3. Resources, extraction, and restoration
  4. Changing social processes
  5. Environmental management and global change

Please submit your organized session proposal electronically by going to the 2020 ISSRM webpage or by clicking here and selecting “Add” next to “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 to submit a session proposal. 

Please email Jessica Hill ( if you have any questions.

We look forward to hosting you at the 2020 ISSRM!

Tom Measham and Stewart Lockie
Co-Chairs: ISSRM 2020

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