Welcome to the
The aim of the general conference is to focus on cross-cutting themes via panels, multi-stakeholder workshops and training workshops, as well as membership meetings and networking events. We also provide an opportunity to meet the editors-in-chief of the International Journal of the Commons and announce the Elinor Ostrom Awards.
Since we have a series of topical conferences earlier in 2021, this general meeting focuses on cross-cutting topics. We will not accept contributions that are focused on one type of commons (fisheries, forest, water, knowledge, etc), since we aim to stimulate debates across domains. The events will be live streamed. We do not include individual paper presentations at this general meeting, which can be given at the topical conferences.
The focus of a webinar is debate on cross-cutting topics related to the commons. Panelists may make short statements after which there is a moderated discussion during which questions from the audience are addressed. The duration of the webinar is 1 hour.
A multi-stakeholder workshop provides a podium for knowledge exchange on the commons across different social actors. These Workshop sessions can take various formats (e.g., roundtable, workshop, living lab, open discussion, etc.) and will be structured around a particular question or challenge and composed by at least two different stakeholders (e.g., citizen, practitioner, company, policymaker, researcher, activist). The maximum duration of a multi-stakeholder is 2 hours.
A training workshop aims to provide practical training to a method or approach used in commons research or commons practice.
Short films and artistic works related to the commons, interviews or other online activities.
No hassle, costs, or carbon emissions from traveling. Attend the entire conference safely from home.
Five days of workshops and live panel discussions.
Interact with your peers during networking events.
We are seeking sponsors to cover the costs of organizing the conference and fund IASC memberships for students and colleagues in the global south. We consider the following level of Sponsorships:
Platinum Sponsor: $5,000
Gold Sponsor: $2,000
Silver Sponsor: $1,000
Bronze sponsor: $120, which covers a membership for one participant for four years.
Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors will have their logo on the conference website, the size depending on the level of Sponsorship. If you have inquiries about sponsorships, please contact Marco.Janssen@asu.edu.
Interact with other participants in our
During the conference, you will be able to mingle with other participants in our Wonder Room that will be available during the entire conference (from https://wonder.me). The video below gives a simple introduction on how to use the platform. Once you log into the conference website you’ll find information about the location of the Wonder Room.
You can contact us at email@example.com for the following issues
“I lost my conference key”
“I need a certificate of conference participation
After the conference, the recordings of the panels will still be available to you. Stay connected to the participants you met while networking. As an IASC member keep informed via the biweekly newsletter, send contributions for the newsletter, and consider to organize an IASC event in the future. Questions? Contact Caren Burgermeister at firstname.lastname@example.org.