AESS 2023

Reclaiming the Commons – a joint event with the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). Please email events (at) if you have questions.
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AESS 2023 Updates as of June 13, 2023

Attendee assistance grants have been awarded. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this funding possible.

Poster submissions to-date have been notified of acceptance. Late submissions will be considered upon request by emailing

Online Registration is open through June 28, midnight PDT. On-site registration will be available. Program Schedule posted.

The first 900 attendees registered will receive free Portland public transit passes. See our transportation section for more details.

Authors’ Reception tables have reached capacity.

Family information and hotel block information has been updated. Please reserve your rooms at your convenience. Invited speakers list has been updated on the Special Events page.

We can still accommodate a few more exhibitor tables. We still have some digital advertising space available. Email with inquiries.

AESS 2023 Updates as of March 4, 2023

Proposal decisions were emailed March 4, 2023. Check your spam if you didn’t receive a message. You can access your speaker portal by clicking on the button in your notification email. Your username is your email and password will have to be set by you.

Poster submissions will be accepted through May; we anticipate opening this call in the next week.

SPONSORSHIPS now live! Please visit to learn about collaborative opportunities for the event. From advertisements to complimentary conference registrations, there’s several package options.

Check out the venue page for details about lodging and travel. We will be updating the dorms and other hotel blocks as contracts are signed.

AESS 2023 Updates as of Jan 12, 2023

AESS proposal deadline extended through January 18, 2023

AESS 2023 Updates as of Nov 3, 2022

AESS opens call for proposals for individual, panel, discussion, symposium. Poster presentations will be accepted Jan 1 through May 2023.

Hotel room block will be available at the Hyatt Portland Regency at $199/night +taxes and fees for single/double, and the conference sessions will all be at the Oregon Convention Center.

AESS 2023 Updates as of August 21, 2022

AESS is seeking planning and program committee members. Email interest to

Conference Committee Members may be involved in one or more of the following:
  • Identifying “areas of emphasis” or themes for the conference
  • Reviewing presentation and workshop proposals
  • Helping to build the conference schedule including assembling panels
  • Assisting with on-site logistics
  • Recruiting volunteers for the conference
  • Communicating with presenters

AESS 2022 Updates as of June 20, 2022

AESS announces Portland, Oregon as the 2023 conference location. Dates will be July 9-12. Please note this will be a 4-day co-located event in partnership with the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). Both organizations will issue separate calls for proposals.

Please stay tuned to the Conference website for more information or sign up for Conference emails.

The AESS Board and Managing Director

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors!

AESS conferences are made possible by the support of our sponsors, advertisers and volunteers. Thank you for supporting AESS .

Questions about AESS 2023?

contact the Conference team by emailing

2021 Conference materials – for reference only