Special Events

Keynote Speakers and Special Topic Plenaries at AESS 2020

Wednesday, Keynote

Unleashing the Power of an Interdisciplinary Landscape, Environmental Studies

Myra Young Armstead is Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies at Bard College, where she has served both on the Steering Committee of the Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) Program and as an EUS-affiliate faculty member.  Trained as an Americanist who explores the complexities of the urban-rural nexus, she has taught courses on urban disasters, the suburban ideal, urban history, African Americans and cities, and the history of horticulture as practice, social lens, and cultural idea in the United States.

Opening Reception & Keynote - June 10, 4:30-7:30pm

This event is included with AESS conference registration. Read more about Dr. Armstead.

Thursday, Plenary

Plenary Panel - June 11, 8:30-10:00am

This event is included with AESS conference registration

Environmental Justice

Panelists To Be Announced Soon

Friday, Awards Reception

The Friday Awards Reception is a long-standing AESS tradition. Award recipients will receive their physical award and be given the opportunity to share a speech. Traditionally, the Lifetime Achievement award winner ends the ceremony with a speech.

Make sure to submit nominations for AESS awards by March 1.

Awards Reception & Closing - June 12, 5:30-8:30pm

This event is included with AESS conference registration.