24th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM)

June 17-21, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah

The 2018 ISSRM will be held at Snowbird, a resort and mountain setting that provides world-class facilities, dining, accommodations and outdoor recreation opportunities. Snowbird is situated near the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range, just 24 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Located only 29 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport, Snowbird is the most accessible major mountain resort and conference center in North America.

ISSRM is a venue for presenting cutting-edge research and engaging in productive discussions focused on the sustainable management of natural resources. In 2018, the Wasatch Mountains of Utah will serve as a gathering place for a rich exchange of scientific, professional, and local knowledge that will connect global environmental conditions and concerns with individuals’ and communities’ understanding of their local landscapes. We hope scholars and practitioners from many disciplinary and professional backgrounds as well as people from all walks of life will join as participants in a conference program that will contribute to our growing understanding of society’s interactions with natural resources and the environment.

Since its inception in 1986, the ISSRM conference has always had a broad focus that encompasses a wide variety of international resource management issues, environmental justice, collaborative stakeholder processes, and the social impacts of natural resource management. Our flagship journal is Society and Natural Resources. Our professional association is IASNR.

The conference theme of ‘Landscape Legacies and Global Trajectories’ reflects a conscious recognition that scientists and resource managers must learn from the past if they are to build a more sustainable future where natural resources and the societies that depend upon them coexist at multiple scales spanning the global to the local. Looking to the past to inform the future is essential when attempting to grapple with the complex social and natural resource problems that our society faces today. Humanity’s relationship with natural resources shapes landscapes, leaving enduring legacies of individuals’ and communities’ lived experience. Emerging technologies and proactive decision making hold the promise of allowing us to leave behind landscapes that are healthier, more diverse, and more connected than those we inherited. For this to happen, cutting-edge interdisciplinary science is needed.

ISSRM 2018 will take place June 17 – June 21, 2018.

Early-bird* Professional: $470
Regular Professional: $545
Early-bird* Student: $195
Regular Student: $245
Accompanying Persons**: $195

* Early-bird deadline is March 31, 2018
** Accompanying persons registration covers access to all concurrent and plenary sessions as well as the opening reception, poster session and reception, quiz bowl, banquet, and closing night campfire.