[permaculture] 14th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management -VT

Keith Johnson keithdj at mindspring.com
Mon Nov 19 18:28:53 EST 2007

Announcing ISSRM 2008

We are pleased to officially announce the 14th International 
Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM). The web site 
for the 2008 ISSRM is now “live” and can be found by logging on to 
www.ISSRM2008.org. ISSRM will be held on June 10-14, 2008 at the 
University of Vermont in Burlington. ISSRM is the official annual 
meeting of the International Association for Society and Natural 
Resources, and is the largest international gathering of academics, 
researchers, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the 
application of social science to natural resources and 
environmental issues. The theme of the 2008 Symposium is “People 
and Place: Linking Culture and Nature”, and will 1) emphasize the 
human dimensions of environmental and natural resources issues, 2) 
include the broad array of social science disciplines and related 
fields of study, and 3) illustrate the interdisciplinary, 
cooperative, and collaborative character of research and 
management. The 2008 Symposium will include a Welcome Reception, 
plenary sessions with keynote speakers,
 concurrent sessions of 
scientific papers, a poster session and reception, a Student Forum, 
a Student Paper Competition, a Graduate Career Fair, and an awards 

The 2008 ISSRM will be hosted by the Rubenstein School of 
Environment and Natural Resources, one of only a few such endowed 
academic units in the U.S. and the flagship of the University of 
Vermont’s commitment to excellence in environmental stewardship. 
The Symposium will be held at the University’s new Davis Student 
Center, a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified building, and on-campus 
housing will be available at the new University Heights Student 
Residential Learning Complex, also LEED-certified, and just a short 
walk to the Davis Student Center. Blocks of rooms are also being 
held at surrounding hotels. The University of Vermont campus sits 
“on the hill” in Burlington, a small
 city on the shores of Lake 
Champlain, nestled between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the 
Adirondacks of New York, and a town that is perennially noted as 
one of the most “livable” in the U.S. Participants in the Symposium 
will appreciate the environmental and cultural amenities of 
Burlington, including a bustling downtown pedestrian mall with 
restaurants and shops, an extensive bike path, a community 
boathouse, a waterfront park and promenade, a fishing pier, a lake 
aquarium and environmental science center, and one of the most 
dramatic sunsets anywhere. Burlington is served by an international 
airport (just two miles from campus), AMTRAK, and Interstate 
Highway 89. The surrounding Vermont countryside offers a wealth of 
opportunities to learn about the State’s longstanding and 
progressive commitment to the environment, and to enjoy many forms 
of outdoor recreation. We encourage participants to extend their 
stay to take advantage of the “laboratory” that Vermont offers for 
studying sustainability and the Symposium theme of integrating 
people and the environment.

ISSRM offers many types of opportunities to participate, including 
traditional paper (oral) presentations, poster presentations, and a 
variety of sessions that can be organized by participants. 
Abstracts for all of these forms of participation are due by 
February 8, 2008. Details on abstract submission, as well as the 
Symposium program, registration, housing, travel, and other matters 
are included in the web site noted above. Please note that 
opportunities to help sponsor selected components of the Symposium, 
including the Student Forum, are available for those in a position 
to help. To receive more information about any aspect of the
 Symposium, please contact us at ISSRM2008 at uvm.edu.

 In the interest of continuing to advance ISSRM, we ask you to 
 forward this e-mail message to appropriate individuals and 
 listserves. We hope that you will consider joining us in June, 2008 
 for the 14th International Symposium on Society and Resource 

 Robert Manning
 Patricia Stokowski
 Morgan Grove,
 Executive Committee

Keith Johnson
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