With over 90 sessions and more than 1000 participants, POLLEN2020 included people from around the world in panels and workshops. Four keynote sessions explored pressing themes: Covid-19, Black ecologies, conservation and feminism. At the end, we asked participants to share their reactions in a 'Reverse Plenary' by Twitter (#POLLENreverseplenary) and email. The responses have been … Continue reading POLLEN Reverse Plenary
"The Gray Goose — Kit-Cat Klock" by Wicker Paradise is licensed under CC BY 2.0 We are so excited for #POLLEN20 next week! This post is to provide simple checklist for attendees and presenters just to make sure that everyone can access the platform and that the sessions smoothly. We have already sent out guidance about most of these, … Continue reading Counting down… #POLLEN20 pre-conference checklist
We’re excited to announce four keynote sessions at the POLLEN20 conference! Follow the links below for details of each session. Update: You can now watch video of keynote sessions on YouTube. KEYNOTE 1: POLITICAL ECOLOGIES OF COVID-1922 September at 16.00-18.00 BST (UK time), Hummingbird Stage Roundtable with Melissa Leach, Patricia Lopez and Abigail Neely, Jonathan … Continue reading Keynote sessions at POLLEN20
Some sessions on the POLLEN20 conference programme are hosted externally – outside of the ExOrdo platform. The organisers of these sessions have done this for different reasons: either to allow for a more flexible format (like breakout rooms), or to limit numbers, or so that people from outside the conference can join the discussion. You … Continue reading External sessions at POLLEN20
As we are approaching the POLLEN20 conference, which will be held online from 22-25 September, the conference organizing group is issuing a call for volunteer ‘stage managers’ to help keep the online space running smoothly over the course of the conference. Volunteers will be asked to take part in a brief online training session in advance and … Continue reading #POLLEN20 – Call for Volunteers
Deadline for individual submissions: 10 August 2020 (24:00 BST)Registration and submission: https://pollen2020.exordo.com/ Currently, we are pleased to invite proposals for individual submissions in line with the conference’s main themes and cross-cutting questions. This is the conference’s second call for submissions. The first call (circulated in 2019 and now closed) was for organised conference sessions. We … Continue reading POLLEN20 – individual submissions & open registration
Call for contributors to a special panel on political ecologies of COVID-19.
Following the announcement that the Third Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network, Contested Natures: Power, Politics, Prefiguration, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to announce that POLLEN20 will be moving, in a restructured form, to a virtual platform, and the new dates will be the 22nd – 25th of September 2020. … Continue reading POLLEN20 rescheduled, going virtual
Following the announcement earlier this week, the conference system is no longer accepting session submissions at this time, while the organizers take some time to consider carefully alternative arrangements for hosting the conference. We will be updating registered delegates, session organisers and the wider POLLEN community about the new plan for the conference as our … Continue reading POLLEN20: Submissions and registration temporarily closed
Dear POLLEN friends, We regret that we must announce that planning for the POLLEN 20 conference, scheduled for June 2020, has been put on hold by the hosts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, the conference organizers are taking some time to consider carefully alternative arrangements for hosting the conference. We … Continue reading POLLEN20 postponed due to COVID-19
The POLLEN20 organizing group has been receiving questions about whether the conference will go forward as planned. We understand people's concerns, particularly as many institutions have implemented travel restrictions in recent days. Based on an informed discussion of the situation, we have released the following statement, which we have added to our FAQ section. This … Continue reading POLLEN20 and concerns about COVID-19
Large multi-panel conferences are hard to keep up with. There is so much going on simultaneously that it can be disorientating, even alienating. One of the ways of dealing with this is by setting up ‘conference moles’. Moles have the task of listening to public conversations and discussions taking place in panels, workshops and around … Continue reading Calling conference moles!
What will be on the agenda at POLLEN20 in Brighton? Big themes stand out the dozens of proposals for organized paper sessions that were received from all over the world! Thank you for helping organize to everyone who submitted! (Note these are not actually linked to where proposals focus or originate from).
The deadline for submitting proposals for organized sessions has now passed. The POLLEN20 organizing group will be sending confirmations to session organizers as we process submissions. We aim to complete review of submissions, notify session organizers and send registration instructions by early in the new year. Organizers and participants in accepted sessions will have a … Continue reading Submission of proposals for organized sessions for POLLEN20 is now closed.
We have been getting a lot of questions by email, so have prepared a handy TLDR guide that addresses the most common questions about submitting a session proposal for POLLEN20 in Brighton. Please note that full and complete proposals for organized sessions are due by midnight UK time on Friday, 22 November 2019. Proposals should … Continue reading POLLEN20 – Submitting a session proposal (due 22/11/2019)
The Third Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN20) Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration Brighton, United Kingdom 24-26 June 2020 In connection with the upcoming Third Biennial conference of the Political Ecology Network in Brighton from 24-26 June 2020, a working group made up of postgraduate researchers at the University of Sussex and Brighton … Continue reading CfP POLLEN20 – Calling postgraduate students and early career researchers: please contribute ideas! Extended deadline 22 November
The Third Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN20) Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration Brighton, United Kingdom 24-26 June 2020 Extended deadline – Friday, 22 November 2019 We wish to announce that, due to demand, the deadline for submission of proposals for organized sessions for The Third Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network … Continue reading POLLEN20 – Extended deadline for Session Proposal submission
The Third Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration 24 - 26 June 2020 Brighton, UK #POLLEN20 As part of the upcoming Third Biennial conference of the Political Ecology Network in Brighton from 24-26 June 2020, a working group made up of postgraduate researchers at the University of Sussex … Continue reading POLLEN 20 – Calling PhD students and early career researchers: please contribute ideas!
We are exploring options for child care and compiling a list of local child care providers, but we need to gauge the level of interest. Please email POLLEN@sussex.ac.uk by 1 September 2019 if you think you will need child care to attend the conference. In the email, please provide the number of days, age(s) of … Continue reading Child care at POLLEN20