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 open this spring, click the tab below for details.

For information on scheduled speakers, workshops, and events, head on over to the Schedule and Events Page.  For information on travel, lodging, and dining in Portland, visit the Travel and Stay Page.


The rates for registration are still being determined, but will be posted here soon. In-person registration will give attendees access to all ASLE, AESS, and joint events, including sessions, plenary talks, and receptions. Virtual registration will give access to recorded concurrent sessions and recorded plenary talks; there are several virtual workshop options as well.

In-Person Registration Tiers:
• Nonmember full rate (will include a year’s enrollment in ASLE)
• Member full rate
• Nonmember student/contingent rate (will include a year’s enrollment in ASLE)
• Member student/contingent rate

ASLE presenters with financial need may apply for a Travel Award. Twelve awards of $500 USD will be given. Deadline to apply is March 22, 2023.

Virtual Registration Tiers:
• Nonmember full and student rates
• Member full and student rates

Virtual presenters with financial need may apply for a Virtual Registration Waiver. Ten waivers will be given. Deadline to apply is March 22, 2023.

Travel Awards & Virtual Registration Waivers

Travel Awards

Funding Amount: Twelve (12) awards of $500 each will be given.

Deadline to Apply: March 22, 2023

Purpose: The purpose of the travel award is to substantively support participants who are in precarious employment or students who lack institutional funding and who can reasonably demonstrate that an award will make attending the conference possible. Relatedly, another purpose is to support members whose presence contributes to ASLE’s mission of “promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.”

Eligibility requires that an applicant:

• is or will be a member of ASLE (or an international ASLE affiliate, for example ASLE-Korea, EASLCE, etc.) by the registration deadline
• has not previously received an ASLE Conference Travel Award
• has an official role to play at the conference (in order of priority: presenting an accepted paper or reading, attending a pre-conference workshop, chairing a panel)
• demonstrates financial need
• preference will be given to applicants of international, student, independent, or contingent/adjunct status, as well as members whose presence contributes to ASLE’s mission of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion at the conference.

To apply, please fill out the Pheedloop form linked to below. The following items will be required:

• Your current status and professional affiliation, the type and title of your presentation, panel or workshop, and contact information.
• Your role(s) in the conference program, and whether your paper/panel has been accepted.
• An explanation (250 words maximum) of how your attendance contributes to the purpose above, which explicitly seeks to support economic and demographic inclusivity, students, and international members.
• A detailed estimate of the budgeted cost for you of attending the conference, and any other anticipated funding that you expect to receive from other sources.

Applicants will be notified of decisions on the awards by April 16, 2023.

ASLE Travel Award Application

Virtual Registration Waivers

Virtual presenters with financial need may apply for a Virtual Registration Waiver. Ten waivers will be given. Deadline to apply is March 22, 2023.

Graduate Student Writing Awards


ASLE will once again honor the best work of graduate students with awards for presentations made at its 2023 conference. The awards will be announced prior to the conference, and presented at the Authors’ Reception on Monday July 10.

• One awardee will be chosen from the submissions of eligible work to receive $100 and be published in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.
• Up to two more honorable mentions will be chosen to receive $100.
• Both scholarly papers in any aspect of the environmental humanities or any genre of environmental creative writing 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 be or have been enrolled as a graduate student at some time within seven months of the conference dates.

NOTE: The paper that is submitted for award consideration 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 5, 2023

Submission Requirements and Instructions (PDF)

Questions? Email coordinator Sylvan Goldberg at [email protected]


Submissions deadline has passed. Winners will be announced in advance of the conference, and honored at the Authors’ Reception.

Read more: Book and Paper Awards Page

Exhibiting, Advertising, and Sponsorships

If you are interested in participating in the Publishers’ Exhibit, sponsorship opportunities, or advertising at the conference, please see the prospectus document below for options, pricing, and details.


Our current conference sponsors include Arizona State University Humanities, Rice University,, and Arlene Plevin, and we hope to welcome many more!

Contact Information and FAQs

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

Do I need to become a member of ASLE to attend the conference?
We offer member rates to the conference, and membership for one year will be bundled into the conference rates. AESS will offer the same tiers and pricing to their attendees.

Read more about becoming an ASLE member here. Rates start at $30!

Who do I contact with my questions that aren’t answered here?
Please direct your questions about the conference to [email protected]

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

What are the conference social media accounts and tags?
We will post updates and events to ASLE’s main Facebook page .

Twitter hashtag for the conference is #ASLE+AESS2023.

We will also have a Slack channel as a more focused place to post and communicate with people attending. More on that soon!

Accessibility and Sustainability


ASLE recognizes that sustainability relies on three pillars: ecological, economic, and social justice. We are therefore committed to creating a conference in which all people can participate, and which disrupts the social construction of dis/ability along with other social injustices. In accordance with our Access Guidelines, the following are a few of the ways in which ASLE will support access at the 2023 conference in Portland:

• The host site, the Oregon Convention Center, is fully ADA accessible.
• We are including ADA accessible accommodations in our room blocks at the Hyatt, Lolo Pass, and Portland State University.
• Food at sponsored conference events will be labelled for potential allergens, and include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.
• We are working to make one or more field trips accessible.
• We will disseminate guidelines to panel organizers and participants that address handouts, audiovisuals, communication, and presentation with accessibility in mind.


The Oregon Convention Center has long held a leadership role in green building and other environmentally responsible business practices. In 2004, they were the first convention center to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for Existing Buildings certification. In 2014, they earned LEED® Platinum status, the highest level of certification.

They are also the only convention center in the United States to have earned a level 4 APEX/ASTM certification, the first standards created specifically for green meetings and events. This program, verified by the Events Industry Council, gives a roadmap for planning sustainable events, helping vendors and guests practice green habits, and working with the community to support the environment.

Things participants can do to make a more sustainable conference:
• Shut off lights and technology when not in use
• Bring your own coffee mug or water bottle and make use of refill stations
• Patronize local and/or sustainable businesses for your needs while in town
• Bring your own nametag holder or be sure to recycle the one you receive at the conference so we can reuse them
• Walk, bike, or make use of public transportation while in town
• Make use of recycling receptacles on campus
• Reduce food waste and minimize consumption of heavily packaged foods
• Offset your carbon footprint for the conference by contributing through donation or volunteer time to a sustainably-minded organization you respect

Conduct and Community Guidelines

Coming Soon