Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses
UBC Robson Square
Vancouver, Canada
8–9 April 2021

Building Resilient Research Communities

We are trying to move away from the either/or of place-based or online conferences. For whichever way you choose to participate, we will offer a blended conference experience. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We aim to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development.

We also want to be ready for the possibility of place-based postponement due to COVID-19. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead, and your registration will allow you to join the conference in person in a later year.

This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

2021 Call for Proposals

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.

  • 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
  • 2021 Special Focus: Responding to Climate Change as an Emergency

Become a Presenter

1 Submit a Proposal

If you would like to present, start by submitting a proposal. 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 Get Accepted

After we receive your presentation proposal, it moves to the evaluation step. We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed between two to four weeks of submission.

See proposal deadlines below.

3 Register

Once your proposal is accepted, you must register before our Program Development team can schedule your presentation.

View our Step-by-Step Guide to the registration process.

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.

Registration Dates

Once your proposal is accepted register by one of the deadlines below to be scheduled as a presenter.

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.