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 will be available online starting on approximately May 1, 2021.


Registration will open May 1

Registration fees have not yet been set, but we estimate will be in the $25-50 range.

Reduced rates will be available for students and other attendees with financial need.

Travel Awards

ASLE Conference Travel Awards

Since the conference is virtual this year, no travel funds will be needed.

Writing Awards


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

Papers must be submitted as an email attachment in a standard format (doc, docx, or pdf) no later than DATE TBA.

Send entries to Award Coordinator Sylvan Goldberg at [email protected]


There will be no book awards given in 2021.

Read more: Book and Paper Awards Page


Coming Soon

Mentoring Program Activities

Mentoring Sessions:

For many years the generosity of ASLE members who’ve worked with junior scholars has enriched their intellectual and creative lives. We hope to provide some sort of virtual Individual Mentoring Sessions during the 2021 conference, and need volunteers to do this. These meetings offer mentees an opportunity to ask specific questions of mentors: preparing for the job market, working conditions at small and large institutions, the relationship between scholarship and teaching, non-academic work options. If you can serve as, or want to meet with, a mentor please contact ASLE Mentoring Program co-coordinators Elizabeth Dodd ([email protected]) and Erin James ([email protected]) with the following information: Your name, institution, rank, your areas of expertise, and when you are available during the conference weeks to schedule a time to meet.

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 , and will create an Event page as a more focused place to post and communicate with people attending. Twitter hashtag for the conference is #asle2021.


Do I need to become a member of ASLE to attend the conference?
You need to become a member if you are a presenter or appear on the program, but do not if you are just planning on registering.

More coming soon!

Accessibility and Sustainability

Coming Soon

Conduct and Community Guidelines

Coming Soon