june, 2019

03junAll Day052019 ESAC Annual ConferenceDeadline for abstracts: Feb 1


Event Details

Presently taking submissions. Abstracts deadline February 1, 2019.


As Canada’s leading association of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners involved in a diversity fields relating to the environment, ESAC is committed to sustainability in academia (especially concerning the environmental impacts of air travel) and is thus engaged in an experimental conference format this year. In 2019, participants can take part in one of three ways:


i) Participants can apply to attend the main conference at UBC (June 3–5).
ii) Participants can apply to attend the satellite conference at Grenfell (June 3–4).
iii) Participants can apply to present a paper digitally, live from a remote location anywhere in Canada (or anywhere in the world). Digital participants must be available to present via live video-feed and will be incorporated in the main conference program.


We are offering these three modes of conference participation as a means of helping our members participate in ESAC while minimizing the environmental impacts associated with their attendance.


This year’s conference will be packed with exciting events and opportunities, including…


  • Keynote Events at UBC (and webcast to Grenfell and online);
  • The Annual ESAC Wine and Cheese Receptions (held at both UBC and Grenfell);
  • Sessions and workshops geared to graduate students;
  • The announcement of the 2019 ECO-Award winner;
  • Research sharing and networking opportunities galore;
  • Annual ESAC Field Trips (in Vancouver and Corner Brook), and more!


ESAC keenly invites submissions from a diverse range of topics, including (but not limited to):


Environmental Knowledge
Sustainable Livelihoods
Climate Change
Environmental Education
Resilience Community
Environmental Politics
Sustainable Development
Ecological Economics
Environmental Policy
Sustainable Food Systems
Gender and Environment
Sustainable Marketing
Resource Management
Environmental Psychology
Political Ecology
Environmental Justice


Submission instructions:


All proposals must be submitted through the online submission console, by Friday, February 1st, 2019, available at https://esac.ca/2019form. ***This is an extension from the original deadline of January 18th***


In an effort to streamline the organization of this year’s conference, the organizing committee is only accepting individual paper presentations (of 15-20 minutes). As part of the submission process, prospective participants will have the opportunity to identify other submissions that they would like to be paired with in a session. In other cases, submissions will be placed in the most appropriate session available. Graduate students are encouraged to make submissions as regular participants.


Through the online submission console at https://esac.ca/2019form, applicants will be asked to include a proposed title, keywords and an abstract of 200 words max, noting: 1) the object of study or theme of session; 2) background, research question/objectives, and methods; and 3) main conclusions or hypotheses. Please note, it is suggested that participants submit a draft of their paper for circulation a week prior to the conference to help foster deeper discussion and generate feedback – but this is not a requirement for participation. You will additionally be asked to submit a short bio. Membership and registration (see attached flowchart) All participants must hold up-to-date membership in ESAC in order to present a paper. Please visit https://www.esac.ca/join-esac/ for details, and to review our new 2-year membership promotion. All participants of the Main Conference (including digital participants) must also register (including fee payment) for both ESAC and Congress through the Congress registration website, available at: https://www.congress2019.ca/.


Participants of the Satellite Conference will use the same submission console as other participants, but will complete a separate registration process once accepted – and will pay their registration fee directly to ESAC (details will be provided to successful applicants).


june 3 (Monday) - 5 (Wednesday) PST


University of British Columbia