Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses
(ONLINE CONFERENCE)
8–9 April 2021

Online Only 2021 / / 2022 Blended

Due to current restrictions on entry into Canada -- and uncertainty on the date these restrictions will end -- we have decided to continue with only the online component of this year's conference.
We are nonetheless excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks.
We are moving to bring the conference experience into the digital era. All presenters will be given Presenter Pages: linked to profiles on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files. As an alternative, you can also participate online with Audience Passes. And finally, we'll be offering innovative online social spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.
All "Blended" registration types will be also able to present in-person and online in 2022.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 2009, the Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network is brought together by a common concern for the science of, and social responses to, climate change. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses features research addressing the following annual themes. Each year we also focus on a Special Focus that presents a timely challenge.

  • 2021 Special Focus: Responding to Climate Change as an Emergency
  • Theme 1: The Nature of Evidence
  • Theme 2: Assessing Impacts in Diverse Ecosystems
  • Theme 3: Human Impacts and Responsibility
  • Theme 4: Technical, Political, and Social Responses

Benefits of Becoming a Presenter

Our mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and accessible way for us to come together and interact as a Research Network.

1 Present to a Global Audience

We pride ourselves on the global diversity of our network members. Add your voice online by submitting a proposal today. You will need the following: presentation type, short/long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.

View our Step-by-Step Guide to submitting a presentation proposal.

2 Personalized Presentation Pages

The development team at the Common Ground Media Lab has been working tirelessly to create a next-generation web platform to support a robust blended conference experience.

All presenters are given personal Presenter Pages: Linked to profile page on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files.

For a full feature list, see our Presenters Page guide.

3 Publishing Opportunities

We are working to change the way in which knowledge is produced, validated, and shared within member-based Research Networks.

The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses and Book Imprint offer pathways to transform your presentation into formal research objects. We also support a number of affordable Open Access pathways to allow maximum flexibility to support principles of open research, in a sustainable manner.

Find out more about the The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses and Book Imprint.

Participate with Audience Passes

Audience Passes are for those who want to benefit from the content, connect with presenters, and join the online discussion. You'll gain access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time. And you'll be able to participate in innovative online formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best of our online capacities, and on a human scale. All audience members will be recognized in the final program for their participation.

Important Dates

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

Proposal & Registration Dates

The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.

Proposal Deadlines

Advance Proposal Deadline 8 June 2020
Early Proposal Deadline 8 September 2020
Regular Proposal Deadline 8 January 2021
Late Proposal Deadline 8 March 2021

Registration Deadlines

Advance Registration Deadline 8 July 2020
Early Registration Deadline 8 October 2020
Regular Registration Deadline 8 March 2021
Late Registration Deadline 8 April 2021

Submit Your Proposal

Use the button below to submit a proposal for review.