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ICFA 41 “Climate Change and the Anthropocene”

When: March 18–21, 2020

Where: Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA

Guest Scholar: Stacy Alaimo, UT-Arlington

Guest Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Call for papers:

Proposal deadline: October 31, 2019

Membership and registration:

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Info about IAFA membership in terms of the conference:

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Venue update: Thank you to everyone who responded to our surveys regarding ICFA’s venue. The conference will stay at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, Florida, through 2024. Read IAFA president Dale Knickerbocker’s July 2019 announcement about this (and note down future convention dates):

Membership term change: We have edited everyone’s membership to expire at the end of the calendar year rather than date of initial signup. Example: If your term previously ended March 2, 2019, renewal is now due on January 1, 2020. We expect mass confusion to reign during the years of transition, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you are perplexed. Meanwhile, if you prefer to pay your membership at the same time you sign up for the conference, for ease of reimbursement, go ahead and do that; the term will extend a year.

PayPal update: We are no longer using PayPal for financial transactions, in favor of the system provided by our membership management software.

Invited creatives: David Higgins will send around the registration code to “yes” RSVPs on Halloween, October 31, 2019.

Financial support: Stay tuned for an announcement from IAFA president Dale Knickerbocker regarding an exciting new support lottery.

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Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Karen Hellekson, IAFA Registrar (iafareg AT