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IASC 2021 Virtual Conference Series

During 2021 we are organizing a series of topical virtual conferences with 2 to 3 days of live events. These conferences will consist of pre-recorded talks, live webinar discussions, and various other virtual interactions with participants, including Slack and virtual meeting places. The conference material will be available a few days before the live conference starts, and during the two or 3-day event, we will focus on interactions between the participants. In the spirit of polycentric governance, we will use a common platform, but individual conferences may differ in implementation as seen fit by the topical organizers. Check out the individual conference websites for more details and deadlines for the submission of contributions.

The general conference in October is for members only and will be focused on capacity building, networking, membership meetings, and panels on cross-cutting themes. The events are live (and will be recorded). We will not have individual presentations during the general conference. Therefore, the topical conferences will be the place for individual presentations.

Commons in Space

February 24-26, 2021

Fisheries and Aquaculture Commons

March 9-11, 2021

Commoning the Anthropocene

April 21-23, 2021

Urban Commons

May 6-8, 2021

Polycentric Governance

May 17-19, 2021

Water commons

May 19-21, 2021

Knowledge Commons

June 9-11, 2021

Land Commons

September 13-17, 2021

Forest Commons

September 13-17, 2021

General Conference

October 11-15, 2021


The general conference is for IASC members and free of charge. If you are not an IASC member, you can easily register here. Dependent on sponsoring, waivers are available for early-career scholars and practitioners from the global south

The nine topical conferences are accessible for small fees to cover the costs of the implementation of the conferences. All presenters will have to be or become IASC members. IASC members pay 10 dollars to attend a topical conference live. All conference material will be available to IASC members after the conference. Non-IASC members can attend the conference live for a fee of 50 dollars per topical conference.

IASC Members
$ 10 Per Virtual Conference
$ 50 Per Virtual Conference