ESAC 2013 Conference Call for Papers!

Published on 09 November 2012 by in ESAC News


The Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) is pleased to invite you to participate in its annual conference at the University of Victoria as part of the Congress of the Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences 2013.

As Canada’s leading association of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners involved in a diversity of environmental fields, ESAC facilitates networking and dialogue across environment-related fields and practices.

This year’s conference theme, “Edges and Flows: Diversity, Environment, and Society”, is reflected in the location of the conference at Canada’s edge and the coastal geography of the University.

June 3: ESAC Opening Plenary and Program, Keynote Speaker TBA
June 4: ESAC Program, Poster Competition & Wine and Cheese event
June 5: ESAC Program

Get more information about the conference.

The 2013 conference provides a excellent opportunity for delegates to take part in a lively exchange of ideas relating to the environment among students, researchers, members of NGOs, community groups, the public and private sector, academics, practitioners, policy makers, and activists.

All are encouraged to submit papers, panels or posters on a broad range of issues and case studies, including:

Knowledge and Environment; Environmental Education; Sustainable Livelihoods; Climate Change; Community Resilience and Sustainability; Politics of Environmental Knowledge; Indigenous Peoples and Environment; Sustainable Development; Environmental Policy; Sustainable Food Systems; Gender and Environment; Environmental Education; Marketing Sustainability; Resource Management; Sustainable Consumption / Production; Environmental and Ecological Economics.

Applications for panel discussions consisting of three or four panelists would be particularly well received.

The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2013. Submissions should be made by email to


Submission instructions

Submissions could be for any of the following:

  • Panel or workshop sessions: Coordinators should be willing to organise a self contained session of 1 to 1.5 hours –proposal does not necessarily require the individual speakers, but an abstract of the session as a whole is required. Coordinators are requested to ensure their contributors are registered to the conference and are members of ESAC, as well as informing them of scheduling etc.
  • Individual papers of 15-20 mins long
  • Poster for entry into the ESAC Poster Competition open to all undergraduate and graduate students for further details when available see The Poster competition is held at the same time as the ESAC wine and cheese, prizes will be available.

Submissions should include:

  • An abstract of 300 words or less including:
    • Title of the paper
    • Object of study or theme of session
    • Theoretical framework, concept or research question/objective
    • Methodology or practice
    • Main conclusions
    • Relevance to the theme of Edges and Flows: Diversity, Environment, and Society
  • At least three keywords to assist the conference committee in assigning your paper to an appropriate session if not a self-contained panel or workshop proposal
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Contact email

Please e-mail submissions to

All submissions will be evaluated by the ESAC conference committee and acceptance emails will be sent out in February prior to the deadline for early bird registration at Congress.

You must be an ESAC member in good standing to present a paper, poster or panel at the conference. Presenters not possessing membership will be removed from the program. Learn about membership benefits and join ESACtoday.


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