ISSRM Conference Opens Several Events to Public

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Includes free panel on Indigenous Perspectives on the Land Ethic and beloved Wisconsin author Michael Perry.

As detailed here in March, the 25th International Symposium for Society & Resource Management (ISSRM) is coming to UWO and Oshkosh from June 2-7. The organizers recently announced that several conference events (three plenary keynotes/panel and a documentary film screening) will be open to the public.

The three plenaries are at the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center (625 Pearl Ave, Oshkosh) at UWO and there is free parking in the lot outside.

Monday, June 3: 

– 8am welcome and welcome ceremony from Menominee Nation leaders. 
– Keynote plenary from Dr. Fikret Berkes entitled, “Building Adaptive Capacity for Change: Indigenous Knowledge and Science Partnership” from 8:30-9:45am. $5 cash at the door for people not registered for conference.

Tuesday, June 4: 

– “Indigenous Perspectives of People and Place in the Great Lakes Region: Looking Beyond Leopold’s Backyard” – plenary PANEL facilitated by our partners at the Sustainable Development Institute at College of the Menominee Nation from 8-10am. FREE due to sponsorship by Community Foundation of the Fox Valley.
– Special screening of “Green Fire”, a documentary about Aldo Leopold, with introduction by/discussion with Curt Meine, Leopold biographer. 7pm at the Time Theater in downtown Oshkosh. $5 cash at the door for people not registered for the conference.

Wednesday, June 5:

Michael Perry

– Keynote plenary from NY Times-bestselling WI author Michael Perry entitled, “Displacing Place”, a humorous and heartfelt examination of place, privilege, and the unpredictable power of landscape, from 8:30-9:45am. $5 cash at the door for people not registered for conference.

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Paul Van Auken

Paul Van Auken has been a member of the sociology and environmental studies faculty at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 2007, after completing a Ph.D. in sociology from UW-Madison. A native of Iowa but resident of Wisconsin since 1999, Paul conducts research on issues related to neighborhood, community, land use planning and access to public space, sustainability, and teaching and learning. He also practices public sociology, regularly writing a column called “Shortening the Distance” for Oshkosh Independent. He is currently living in the central city of Milwaukee while on sabbatical and among other things is writing about Oshkosh through the lens of his experiences there.

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