2010 Conference June 17–20 Portland, Oregon
Theme: Many Shades of Green
June 21 update: Congratulations to all on a successful conference! You may download a list of preregistered participants here.
The 2010 AESS Conference will be held Thursday June 17 to Sunday June 20 on the beautiful grounds of Lewis & Clark campus
in Portland, Oregon. Inexpensive accommodation will be provided on campus, and we offer a shuttle service for convenient connection to downtown Portland hotel, restaurant, and other amenities. The conference is sponsored by Lewis & Clark's Environmental Studies Program
; for Twitter updates on the conference contributed by participants (just add hashtag #aess2010), see the updates page
at Lewis & Clark. Here is the full conference program
The theme for our 2010 AESS Conference is Many Shades of Green. The theme reflects the growing diversity of the environmental movement and the spread of “green” thinking into new and more varied venues. A bewildering profusion of green ideas are working their way through global politics and discourse as new groups enter into –– and challenge –– the traditional environmental movement. The term “green” can itself mean many things: corporations may label themselves green by adopting energy conservation, “carbon-friendly” products, and recycling/reuse strategies, while individuals and organizations may embrace widely differing green principles, ranging from eco-consumerism to eco-spirituality to eco-anarchism. Debates over technology, population, politics, equity, and regulation increasingly divide not just pro- and anti-greens, but greens themselves. We welcome proposals that engage with this proliferation of difference, contention and innovation in green rhetoric and practice.