Participant Information

Please click on the tab to open up the information on each topic below.  We will add more information as it becomes available.  Registration Is now open, click the tab below for details.

For information on scheduled speakers, workshops, and events, head on over to the Schedule and Events Page.



Registration rates:
$50 (nonmember rate)
$25 (member rate)
$30 (nonmember student/contingent rate)
$15 (member student/contingent rate)

Attendees with financial need may apply for a fee waiver here. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2021.

Writing Awards


ASLE will once again honor the best work of graduate students with two awards for presentations made at its 2021 virtual conference. The awards will be announced prior to the conference.

• Two awardees will be chosen from the submissions of eligible work.
• Both scholarly papers in ecocriticism and environmental creative writing (any genre) by a graduate student presented at the conference are eligible for the awards.
• Those submitting papers must be presenting at the conference, be members of ASLE or an international affiliate, and should have been enrolled as a graduate student at some time within the previous seven months.
• Both awards include a prize of $100 and publication in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.

NOTE: The paper that is submitted for the awards must be essentially the same as your presentation at the conference. Submissions longer than 12 double-spaced pages (works cited excluded) will not be accepted.

Deadline for submissions: June 22, 2021

Submission Instructions (PDF)

Questions? Email coordinator Sylvan Goldberg at [email protected]


There will be no book awards given in 2021.

Read more: Book and Paper Awards Page

Contacts & Social Media

Many of your questions can be answered by consulting this conference website, so please look here first! If that does not do the trick:

Please direct questions about the conference to [email protected]

For ASLE membership inquiries, please contact Amy McIntyre, ASLE Managing Director, at [email protected]

2021 Conference Social Media:
We will post updates and events to ASLE’s main Facebook page .

Twitter hashtag for the conference is #asle2021.

We will also have a Slack channel as a more focused place to post and communicate with people attending.


Do I need to become a member of ASLE to attend the conference?
No, you do not. However, we offer member rates to the conference, and memberships are affordable and include many benefits such as a subscription to our quarterly online journal ISLE, and grant and writing award opportunities.

Read more about becoming an ASLE member here.

More coming soon!


Our current conference sponsors are Oxford University Press and

If you would like to explore sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at [email protected]

Accessibility and Sustainability

While a virtual conference has no shared physical space, accessibility needs and concerns are still a priority and will arise. We will be sending presenters some guidelines and advice on making their presentations accessible to a wide audience, and will post those here when ready.

Conduct and Community Guidelines

Coming Soon