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Call for Proposals: Under Western Skies Environmental Conference

Initiative: 
Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America
Deadline: 
23 Jan 2012 (All day)

 

Under Western Skies is Mount Royal University’s award-winning biennial conference series on the environment.

With the inaugural UWS conference in October 2010, Mount Royal has taken a lead role in interdisciplinary and community-minded environmental studies in Alberta, establishing a high-profile venue where scholars, artists, students, and concerned citizens from around the world can gather on a regular basis to share ideas concerning all aspects of the environment.

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America will take place October 10 – 13, 2012 in the university’s LEED certified Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning.

Confirmed keynotes include:

  • Scott Denning (Climatology, Colorado State University)
  • Louise B. Halfe (award-winning Canadian poet)
  • Alanna Mitchell (author Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis)
  • Gary Paul Nabhan (Ethnobotany, University of Arizona)
  • Niobe Thompson (co-director Tipping Point: The Age of the Oilsands)
  • Donald Worster (Environmental History, University of Kansas)

Posted December 5, 2011 by AEN

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