19 February 2014

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014 August 07 - 08, 2014

The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014 Canada is jointly presented by the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL) at Laurentian University Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada.

The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014 Canada consists of four main sessions:
(1)   Sustainable Social and Human Development - SSHD
(2)   Social Sciences and Humanities - SSH
(3)   Human Rights and Good Governance - HRGG
(4)   Sustainable Development - SD

This conference has the following objectives:
      to provide an interdisciplinary forum on global sustainable development for practitioners and academics;
      to foster dialogue among various stakeholders, including senior level policy makers, academics, and practitioners;
      to propose multidisciplinary strategies for economic, sociopolitical, cultural, and institutional changes;
      to allow stakeholders to share their experiences and research results about all aspects of sustainable human and social development;
      to discuss the practical challenges encountered in promoting sustainable development and the solutions adopted; and
      to find global partners for future business or research collaborations.

Paper Submission
All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance the conference, contributions, and readability.  The full paper submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.  The accepted full papers will be published in the refereed OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development.  Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit extended abstract or full text paper including results, tables, figures and references.  Please send full text paper (.doc or .docx) to oida@ontariointernational.org

Please submit your paper and abstract as early as possible.

Journal Submissions
The conference abstracts will be published as OIDA Conference Abstracts (ISSN: 1923:6670).  All accepted full papers will also be published in the OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development ISSN: 1923-6654 (print) and ISSN 1923-6662 (online).  Accepted papers will be indexed in SSRN, EBSCO and AMICUS, Library and Archives Canada’s database to ensure their permanent preservation for present and future generations.

All submitted full papers will have opportunity to be considered for publication in the OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development.  The selection will be carried out during the review process as well as at the conference presentation stage.  Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication.  The final decision will be made based on peer review reports.

The Conference Proceedings (only abstracts) will be published prior to the conference on a USB and distributed to all the registered participants at the conference.

Important Dates:
Last Day to submit Abstract / Paper / Presentation - July 15, 2014
Last date to Issue Notification of acceptance - July 20, 2014
Last date to submit final paper and authors' registration - July 25, 2014

Conference dates: August 07 - August 08, 2014

Note: Abstracts/Papers, acceptances issued on a rolling basis until July 20, 2014.  Please submit your Abstract/Paper early as possible

If you required more information, please contact our office.

Conference Secretariat
Ontario International Development Agency
287 Second Avenue South
Sudbury, Ontario, P3B 4H6,
Tel: + 1 705 561 7615
Fax: +1 705 566 2295


3rd Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology SUSE3 – Portland, OR May 15–17, 2014

3rd Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology
SUSE3 – Portland, OR May 15–17, 2014

The Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology is a meeting of stream ecologists held approximately every five years aiming to further the scientific study of stream ecosystems in urban landscapes. 

In 2014, the third symposium will be held in Portland in the days preceding the joint meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) and the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).  It will take place at the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center and Hotel.

The theme of SUSE3 will be mechanisms: both in the broad sense of landscape-scale drivers of ecological change and in the detailed sense of small-scale drivers of in-stream biotic response.  At the broad scale, the symposium aims to further our understanding of variation in dominant mechanisms in different regions of the globe.

Preregistration / Abstract submission portal is OPEN!  We are only taking preregistrations at this time because we are still looking for funds to reduce what is already a pretty reasonable registration fee (click the link for details). Your ability to submit abstracts and preregister will end Sunday, March 2nd at midnight.


New dedicated email for anyone wishing to correspond with the symposium organizers:  urbanstreamssymposium@gmail.com

You can also contact any of the meeting organizers directly. Contact info can be found on the organizing committee page.

Mid Atlantic ESA Meeting

Registration and Abstract submission is now open for the 2014 MAESA meeting to be held at the University of Maryland College Park on March 29, 2014. 

Please find the link to registration by visiting our homepage: http://www.esa.org/midatlantic2/ and clicking on the Registration tab under Conference Information

For full consideration please submit your abstract by March 1st. You can edit your abstract at any time, up to March 14th. You can also re-enter the registration page and pay at a later date. 

We have been planning a number of exciting activities: 
  • A tour of the University of Maryland golf course on Friday night, that will feature the many ways that they  incorporate sustainable solutions for water management and biodiversity. 
  • A tour of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on Sunday morning.
  • A Saturday filled with interesting presentations (including two keynotes: David Inouye and Ann Bartuska) and stimulating conversation.
  • A Saturday night Banquet featuring Al Todd from the Chesapeake Bay Alliance.
  • And a graduate student outing.
Registration includes breakfast and lunch Saturday March 29th.

We look forward to seeing you in College Park!

Stephanie Yarwood, 2014 Branch Chair
Sponsored by University of Maryland Department of Environmental Science and Technology

Stephanie Yarwood, PhD
University of Maryland
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
1109 H.J. Patterson Hall
College Park, Maryland 20742-5825

Citizen Science Association

The Citizen Science Association (CSA) is pleased to announce free, inaugural membership: CitizenScienceAssociation.org/membership

The CSA supports practitioners in the broad and growing field of public participation in scientific research, and aims to advance a global and cross-disciplinary field of practice. As a new organization, the CSA is inviting inaugural members to help shape key decisions about direction, priorities, and leadership. Members who join before 15 March 2014 can vote on draft vision and mission statements.

Interested individuals are invited to respond, anonymously, to a Membership Questionnaire. Responses will help the CSA understand community needs, interests, and capacities to help shape and build support for member services. The questionnaire will provide a link to a separate member registration form. You can access the Questionnaire directly here: 

For more information about the Citizen Science Association, including CSA goals, please visit CitizenScienceAssociation.org

Please help spread the word, and thank you!