Request for Proposals: ASLE 2022 Symposia

Request for Proposals: ASLE 2022 Symposia

ASLE seeks proposals to organize and host smaller symposia in 2022, which could take the form of either a virtual conference, similar to those we held in 2018 and 2020, or a small in-person regional symposium at your campus. We envision an event that will complement the in-person gathering planned for June 24-26, 2022 at the University of Delaware, which will center on the theme of “Watersheds”.  We are open to any thematic ideas that will encompass current trends in the environmental humanities.

ASLE can provide seed funding in the $1000-2000 range, as well as some publicity and administrative advising assistance. The host institution and organizing committee will be responsible for budgeting and securing other funding, submissions, organizing the program, and on-site or online logistics. ASLE may also be able to, upon request, set up a registration form, and/or advise on platform setup for an online symposium. A MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) will be drafted and signed by the parties involved in the event to clarify and delineate each organization’s responsibilities.

To propose an in-person event, please see our Off-Year Symposia Guide, and then use the form on the Propose a Symposium page to apply.  Sustainability and accessibility are also top priorities for ASLE, so please read over these Sustainability Guidelines and Accessibility Guidelines to help envision an event with those in mind.  Because public safety has become a priority for a variety of reasons, please address your plans and any campus guidelines (links to documents or web pages at your institution that pertain to pandemic protocols and codes of conduct are welcome) for keeping attendees safe during the event.  

If you wish to plan an online-only symposium, past organizers have assembled this FAQ as a resource. To propose a virtual symposium, use the form on the Propose a Symposium page to apply.  

We will endeavor to make a decision on proposals as quickly as possible to afford maximum time for planning the event.  Deadline for proposals is December 15, 2021.