Biennial Conference

Thirteenth ASLE Biennial Conference

Paradise on Fire
June 26-30, 2019
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Call for Panels (deadline Sept. 1, 2018)

ASLE is very pleased to announce that our next Biennial Conference will be held at University of California, Davis, from June 26-30, 2019. We look forward to visiting the Sacramento Valley region, and to the first ASLE biennial conference ever in the state of California. The organizing team from UC Davis will be led by faculty member Mike Ziser, and the committee will be planning a diverse array of activities to enrich the experience of attendees. Our Call for Panels is open (deadline Sept. 1, 2018), with a Call for Papers to follow this fall. More details will be posted here on our conference pages as they develop.

CALL FOR PANELS

This year we are experimenting with a two-part submission process intended to make the conference more participant-driven and democratic. The first step is this ASLE 2019 Call for Panels. We are also issuing a call for Pre/Post Conference Workshop proposals at this time (included in PDF). Proposals may be submitted until Sept. 1, 2018.

Conference panels may be proposed by anyone interested in organizing one. All panels are 90 minutes long and may take the form of a traditional paper session (4 presenters); a roundtable (up to 6 presenters making brief remarks that foster lively conversation); or a jam session (up to 8 participants in a nontraditional format of the organizer’s choosing that includes significant audience participation). These panels may be of two types:

  • A preformed panel that lists all participants and is ready for the conference program as it stands.
  • A panel seeking participants, to be filled by its organizers through the conference call for papers released in October. We expect the majority of accepted panels to be of this kind.

Panel proposals should be submitted electronically. The complete process is detailed after the conference description below. The ASLE conference committee will select a wide range of proposed panels appropriate to the conference theme and panel proposers will be notified of success by October 1, 2018. ASLE will then distribute by email and on our website a Call for Papers listing all conference panels seeking paper proposals. Those who wish to participate in the conference may submit a proposal for consideration for inclusion within one of these panels, or for one of the open topic panels to be organized by the conference committee. Panel organizers will inform paper proposers if a submission has been accepted no later than January 10, 2019. All paper proposals that do not find an initial home will also be considered for placement in one of the open topic panels. Paper submissions for these panels begin Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 15.  Please email us at info@asle.org with any questions.

 

The University and the City

Since its founding in 1908, UC Davis has been known for its academics and commitment to sustainability. They remain dedicated to solving issues related to food, health, the environment and society.

The 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. Sacramento, the state capital, is 20 minutes away, and natural and cultural destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.

To learn more about UC Davis and attractions and activities in the city and region around Davis, see http://davisdowntown.com/ and https://www.ucdavis.edu/about

Recorded Plenary Talks from the 2017 Conference are available in the Conference Archive. For information on all past conferences, see the Conference Archive

I first attended and presented at ASLE at the 2009 conference in Victoria, BC.  At the time, I was a Master’s student and didn’t yet know whether I wanted to pursue studies in the field of environmental literature, or even a career in academia more broadly. After five days of amazing conference panels, intellectually stimulating conversations, and fun hiking adventures, I was certain that I had chosen the right field and the right profession.  Now, attending ASLE conferences truly feels like coming home. I would not be where I am today without ASLE, an organization that is welcoming of all perspectives, all methodologies, and scholars at all stages of their careers. – Stephen Siperstein (English Teacher, Choate Rosemary Hall)

University of California, Davis

June 26-30, 2019