Colorado Mesa University Conference on Globalization and the Environment: Oct. 25th and 26th, 2013. Abstracts due August 19.

full name / name of organization: 
Colorado Mesa University Four Corners Conference on Globalization and the Environment
contact email: 
tacker@coloradomesa.edu; mvallejo@coloradomesa.edu;jsnyder@coloradomesa.edu; rcalland@coloradomesa.edu

Conference Information

The environment is home, our mother, nourishment, inspiration, scene of disasters, victim of degradation, wounded and self-regenerating organism, source of wealth, web of systems, scene of cataclysms and hope for the future.

In this time of pipelines and cables, networks and signals crisscrossing her surface, the fragile sphere we inhabit asks us to contemplate her infinite yet finite nature. If we are to meet the challenge of conserving the earth, then business, the sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, and all members of the human community must conspire to do good.

Colorado Mesa University, CMU Water Center and Western Colorado Congress invite participants from all academic disciplines to the fifth multi-disciplinary, bilingual (Spanish –English) conference, October 25-26, 2013. We are seeking presenters interested in all aspects of "Globalization and the Environment." The conference encourages participants to explore the implications--positive and negative, past and future, real and imagined-- of globalization for the environment in the Four Corners region, in the United States, and in the world from a variety of perspectives.

The conference will support two languages: English and Spanish.

Researchers, practitioners and community members are invited to send proposals for presentations and /or panels. Graduate faculty members may organize panels for graduate students, or individual graduate students are welcome to participate as well as community members and members of activist organizations. A prize will be awarded for the best paper in the graduate student track. Please send the title of your panel with accompanying abstracts to fourcornersconf@gmail.com.

Keynote Speaker: Author Craig Childs,

Craig Childs is a writer who focuses on natural sciences, archaeology, and remarkable journeys into the wilderness. He has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books on nature, science, and adventure. He is a commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, Outside, Orion, and High Country News. His subjects range from pre-Columbian archaeology to US border issues to the last free-flowing rivers of Tibet and Patagonia. < http://www.houseofrain.com/theauthor.cfm>

Submission of Abstracts:
Priority deadline for submission of abstracts: May 10, 2013.
Regular Submission: August, 2013

Abstracts should be anonymous. They may be written in English or Spanish. One proposal per individual and one co-presentation per author will be permitted. The abstracts must be in PDF, Word or RFT and e- mailed as attachments to the address: fourcornersconf@gmail.com. Please use "Four Corners Conference" in the subject line and include the following information in the body of the e-mail:

Author's Information:
• Name of Author(s)
• Title of Presentation
• Area of Specialization
• Institutional Affiliation
• Email
• Street Address
• Area of interest

Registration Fee:
$100 Faculty
$50 Independent Researcher
$40 Graduate Students
Contact Information:
For further information, please contact the conference organizers:
• Dr. Tom Acker: tacker@coloradomesa.edu
• Dr. Mayela Vallejos-Ramirez: mvallejo@coloradomesa.edu
• Dr. Johnny Snyder: jsnyder@coloradomesa.edu
• Dr. Robin Calland: rcalland@coloradomesa.edu

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
religion
rhetoric_and_composition
science_and_culture
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond