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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, University of Oregon

Guest Author: Jeff VanderMeer


Price list:

Gateway for membership and registration:

Prices go up: We are in late registration. Registration blackout
begins on February 22, 2020; on and after this day, the online system
will be closed so the conference committee can commit to the hotel for
space and meal requirements. We will open again for on-site
registration on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.


The (draft) program is now online! It’s linked at IAFA’s home page
( We anticipate more changes as
people cancel and as we attempt to limit two-person panels.

Presenters, did your plans change? If you had a paper accepted but you
know you cannot attend, please let me know at once so we can remove
you from the program. I’ll update all the relevant people.

Sched: We’ll be using the Sched app in 2020. More info forthcoming
closer to the conference. Full-size souvenir program booklets
featuring fabulous retro artwork will be available


If you have decided that you wish to prepurchase merch or attend a
particular meal that you haven’t signed up for, please email me. I can
adjust your invoice to add these extras.

Please also check your travel plans against the meals. If you discover
that your travel plans mean that must miss a meal that you are signed
up for, please email me at once. This is particularly the case for the
Friday guest scholar luncheon, which is included with your

Important: Please help the conference by staying when you can at the
conference hotel. The conference receives important perks and
concessions that rely on attendees’ staying in the conference hotel.
Please note that the room rate at the conference hotel is the same
regardless of the number of people who share it.

Info for conference hotel (Saturday and Sunday nights available only;
all else is SOLD OUT):

Info for overflow conference hotel (Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport, a
short walk from the Marriott). Please check the email account associated with your membership for a direct link.

Hotel questions: Contact Jeri Zulli (jerzulli AT, conference
director. Anyone canceling or needing a room should reach out at once.


IAFA welcomes new associate conference director Kristin Gutierrez
Please make her welcome when you see her in March!


The volunteer form is now live (
Volunteering is available for registration and AV. I will need people
on Tuesday to help me prep packets and badges, so if your schedule
permits, do please come early and help out.

We pay 10 IAFA Bucks per hour spent volunteering. These may be used
for merch and meal tickets (at the preconference rate) at this year’s
convention, or they may be held and put toward next year’s
registration. IAFA Bucks may not be used for this year’s registration,
and they may not be used in the book room, which is financially
independent. Volunteering is a great way for new attendees and grad
students to make connections!


The student caucus offers a mentoring program for those who are new to
IAFA. They match up students with a long-standing member of IAFA, who
will orient them and introduce them to people at the conference. We
need more mentors! The full mentor call was in the last email sent


Conference hashtag: #ICFA41
IAFA Listserv:
IAFA on Facebook:
IAFA on Twitter:
Student Caucus (SCIAFA) on Facebook:


The move to calendar-year membership continues to be rocky. I must
check membership for everyone in the program by hand. I freely admit I
may have made errors! If in doubt, please contact me so I can correct
your membership term. Another round of “please sign up for
registration and/or membership” emails will go out shortly. Remember,
you must be a member of IAFA to present.

If you have any questions or need any help with membership renewal or
registration, please let me know. I’m here to help.

I hope to see you in March!

Karen Hellekson

IAFA Membership Registrar

iafareg AT