Thursday, January 12, 2012
One of the things I found daunting at first in the academy was figuring out to get to speak at conferences. I at first assumed that I just had to wait for invitations, and was a little sad when few were forthcoming. It took me a couple years to realize that for most major conferences, there are calls for presenters and that you get on the program by submitting. (Yes, I realize that I'm one of the most naturally naive folks around.)
To that end, I'd like to highlight calls for papers for conferences with some connection to environmental topics. As the two conferences I'm highlighting in order of their due dates below indicate, I'm thinking broadly about what that means and encourage readers to do so as well. Please send others my way and I'll make sure to get them up.
1. Association for Law, Property, and Society, Georgetown University Law Center
Deadline to Submit January 20, 2012
Conference Date: March 2-3, 2012
As the President-Elect of this group, I particularly want to encourage environmental and junior/pre-market folks to feel welcome. This is an exciting, interdiscplinary group that will provide opportunities for feedback on work, organizational involvement, mentoring, and publication. There are always a number of environmental law and land use panels. You can register with or without a paper to present (early stage ideas are welcome), and we'll try to find moderating opportunities for those who don't feel ready to present. A full description of the conference and submission/registration procedures can be found through the link above. Feel free to email me at email@example.com for more information.
2. Beyond Jurisdiction: Wetlands Policy for the Next Generation, SUNY Buffalo Law School
Deadline to Submit: February 13, 2012
Conference Date: April 26-27, 2012
This conference will bring together academics from law and other fields to join advocates in an exploration of the future of wetlands law and policy from a variety of perspectives (normative, empirical, instrumental, etc.). They welcome many voices to this discussion, and invite submissions on any related topic of legal, policy, or additional matters related to wetlands and other jurisdictional waters, including: mitigation, tulloch/discharge issues, ecosystem services, state and local government, enforcement, permit processes (nationwide and regional), Clean Air Act administration, and international and transnational protections. Accepted papers will be published either in a special journal issue or as a chapter in an academic press book. You are invited to submit a paper abstract or presentation proposal of no more than 400 words at the link above. For more information, contact Kim Diana Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-645-2092