International Society of Ethnobiology 2010 Congress
19 May – 14 May 2010 (Tofino, British Columbia, Canada)
In preparation for its 2010 Congress, the International Society of Ethnobiology has circulated the first call for contributions. Proposals for congress session are due 31 July 2009. Proposals for individual contributions are due 18 September 2009. Proposals can be submitted at: ice2010 (at) tbgf.org
The overarching theme of the 12th ICE Congress is Hishuk-ish tsa’walk, a Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations phrase that embodies the concept of “everything is one,” the understanding that everything is connected and nothing is isolated from other aspects of life surrounding it and within it. The sub-themes include: conserved and protected areas and people; cultural transmission of knowledge in protecting and restoring biocultural diversity; and traditional foods and food sovereignty. Contributions that do not fall within one of the three sub-themes are also welcome. Congress organizers particularly encourage submissions on: putting ideas into practice and using practices to inform research, policy, education and action for the stewardship of biological and cultural diversity and ecosystem health; and adaptive capacity and using cultural knowledge to adapt to local, regional and global changes.