While the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing us from gathering in person for the annual conference, you’re welcome to join it on Twitter! The first FLARE Twitter Conference will take place between October 26 – 30, 2020.
Read more about it here and submit your abstract by October 4. The theme of the conference: “Reimagining Forests and Livelihoods in Turbulent Times.”
Abstracts and pre-organized sessions from students, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, activists are welcome, as well as others that explore the nexus of forests and livelihoods within the context of one of the following contemporary subthemes:
- Anti-racism and environmental justice
- Covid-19, infectious disease, and human health
- Social transformations, forests, and livelihoods
- Climate action
Plenary presentations by:
- Penny Davies (International program director for Natural Resources and Climate Change, Ford Foundation)
- Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (Leader of Climate & Energy Practice, WWF International)
- Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
- others to be confirmed
This conference is part of a larger series of online events that FLARE is hosting this fall. The conference will be preceded by a webinar on Forests and Poverty highlighting results from a forthcoming IUFRO global assessment report. After the Twitter conference, there will be a series of Author Support virtual workshops for select conference participants. Check this webpage and this Twitter feed for more information on these events.
Abstract submission deadline: October 4
Decision notification: October 9
What is a Twitter conference?
Based on the social media platform Twitter, a Twitter conference is an event where people can showcase their work to a broader audience. Presentations consist of a series of tweets (280 characters each). The event is free, and anyone with a twitter account can see your presentation!
The FLARE Network Twitter Conference presentations will consist of five tweets in five minutes (one minute per post). Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with tweeted questions. Each presenter uses the hashtag #FLARETC20 and observers simply follow the hashtag to engage with conference presenters. Since the tweets and hashtag remain online, you can view the presentations at a later time.
Presentation guidelines developed specifically for a Twitter conference will be shared with presenters and available on the webpage.