Under Western Skies 3: September 9 – 12, 2014

(photo I. Burt)

Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities

September 9 – 12, 2014
Mount Royal University
Calgary, AB CANADA

Under Western Skies is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference on the environment. The third conference welcomes academics from across the disciplines as well as members of artistic and activist communities, non- and for-profit organizations, government, labour, and NGOs to address collectively the environmental challenges faced by human and nonhuman actors.

The conference is held on the Mount Royal University campus (Calgary, Alberta, CANADA) in the LEED Gold-certified Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning.

This third gathering in the series will see fifty-five interdisciplinary panels, seven keynote/plenary addresses, two receptions, a staged dramatic reading of a new play, four poster sessions, an interactive exhibition on the Berger Inquiry, and a new film on the environment.

Please see the Preliminary Program for UWS2014 (http://skies.mtroyal.ca/program/). 

The major addresses are planned as follows:

Tuesday, September 9/14
•Idle No More, founding members and principal organizers

•Adrian Ivakhiv (Film Studies), Rubenstein School for the Environment, University of Vermont

Wednesday, September 10/14
•Patty Limerick (Environmental History), Center for the American West, University of Colorado Boulder

•Bron Taylor (Religion and Nature), University of Florida

Thursday, September 11/14
•Timothy Ingold (Anthropology), University of Aberdeen

Friday, September 12/14
•Winona Laduke (Indigenous Economics), White Earth, Minnesota

•Keynotes Roundtable

•David Schindler (Ecology), University of Alberta