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Call for Papers CLOSES 15 September

The XXII International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE)

Envisioning Pathways to Just and Sustainable Futures: Celebrating diversity, pursuing integration, and developing livable communities

University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

November 28 – December 1 2017

Dear SHE Members and Friends:

This is the first call for papers for SHE XXII. This conference is meant to be as broadly interdisciplinary as possible – bridging science, social science, and policy perspectives – with literature, humanities and creative arts. Like previous SHE meetings, it is intended to bring together a diverse group of educators, researchers and practitioners who utilize, or are interested in, interdisciplinary and ecological approaches to all aspects of human ecology education and research across a range of scales. We look forward to a diverse and exciting program with an excellent range of speakers, symposia, round-tables, and individual presentations. Symposia and papers on the following themes are especially encouraged:

  • Health, Aging, and Demographic Change
  • Sustainable Cities and Landscapes
  • Food and Water Systems
  • Communities in Transition: Implications for rural resilience, biodiversity, and tourism

However, papers on other aspects of human ecology education and research are encouraged.

I. Call for Participation

  1. Abstract Preparation

Abstract preparation for contributed papers should include: The full title of the paper and name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and email address(es) for registered presenter(s). Similar information should be submitted for poster presentations. Those who are organizing symposia should likewise provide information for all presenters in their session, but at this point we only need an abstract for the symposium itself, not individual papers within it.

Abstracts should be about 150 – 200 words and include three to five key words. Abstracts can be submitted as an attachment or as email text. Please send to – and in the subject line of the email please indicate “SHE Abstract”.

Early submissions help the conference committee identify emerging themes and design the program. Thus, we encourage early symposia/paper/poster submissions and “draft” abstracts as soon as is possible — keeping in mind revisions are always accepted up to the final deadline date.

  1. Guidelines for Submission
  2. Organized Sessions/Symposia: Organized sessions should be designed to fill a 2-hour block and involve 4 presenters. These usually consist of either a group of papers or a thematic discussion/symposium. The organizer is responsible for the coordination of participants. At this point only the session theme and the organizer’s name and institution are needed. Email contact information, institutional affiliations and abstracts for all symposia presenters are required by September 15 2017.
  3. Contributed Papers: Individual papers will be grouped on similar issues. Paper presentations (c. 20 minutes in duration) will be placed in 2-hour time slots, with time allotted for end-of-session discussion. Please send presenter(s), titles and institutional information as soon as possible. Submission and review of abstracts is open until September 15, 2017.
  4. Posters: Space and time will be provided for poster style presentations. Submissions for posters follow the same guidelines as for a contributed paper, e.g. author, title and abstract, but should clearly indicate “poster” in the email heading.

FINAL DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS SEPTEMBER 15 2017. Please send all materials directly to


II. Conference Registration                                                                               

The Society does its best to keep conferences as affordable as possible. The categories and rates are as follows: The conference fee includes conference registration, kits, morning and afternoon snacks and lunch, and welcome dinner for the duration of the conference. Evening socials, fellowships, musical performances and post conference tours will be optional and directly paid at the registration upon arrival. Reservations will need to be made by Oct 2, 2017 to receive the early bird discount.

Professional SHE member (with 2017 SHE membership already paid)      $260

Student/Dev Nation SHE member (with 2017 membership already paid)     $130

Professional Non-member (includes a 2017 SHE membership)                  $290

Student/Dev Nation Non-member (includes a 2017 SHE membership)    $160

Note: Early (reduced-rate) Registration Deadline is October 2nd 2017.  All registrations after October 2nd, including on-site registrations, will include an additional fee of $25.00.

Rates are inclusive of AM PM Snacks and lunch per day of the conference.

Registration is available at You can pay by credit card or elect to pay at the event. So long as you register before 2nd October you will receive the early bird discount of $25, even if you pay at the event.

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