The International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses will be held 12-13 July 2012 in partnership with the Climate Impacts Group at The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.  This interdisciplinary conference is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in-and concern for-the societal impacts of climate change. Within this broad context, this year’s conference theme emphasizes local and regional responses to global issues of climate change and impact. Please see messages from the conference organizers below:

Proposals are invited that address this theme through one of the following categories:

a) Scientific Evidence:  What are our sources of evidence for global, regional, and local climate impacts? What methods and resources do we use that can be shared with others to help them construct knowledge useful to their regions and communities?

b) Ecosystem Impacts:  How are specific ecosystems being managed to reduce or divert the impact of global or regional climate change effects?  What lessons can be learned from studies of successful and unsuccessful interventions?

c) Human Impacts:  How do we conceptualize the dual roles of humans as agents of climate change and as victims of climate change impacts?  What are the results of climate change in developed and developing worlds?  In agricultural and urban communities?   Across different types of geological, political, and social environments?

d) Framing Responses:  What initiatives, resource management and educational strategies can we design to address the environmental, human, and societal impacts of climate change?  What roles do politics and government policy play at the local, regional, international, and global levels?  How can we predict and prepare for the social, political, and legal ramifications of new initiatives?

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters/exhibits, or colloquia are invited.  The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 07 February 2012. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the conference website.

Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses.  If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the Journal.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on the conference YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details.  We also invite you to subscribe to our monthly email newsletter, and subscribe to our Facebook, RSS, or Twitter feeds at