15th Biennial Global Conference

International Association for the Study of the Commons 


Treaty 8 First Nations - Alberta

David Natcher

Leticia Merino

David Hik

Brenda Parlee

Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta

Lars Hallstrom

Derek Armitage

PRateep Nayak

Melissa Marshcke 

Fikret Berkes

Nancy Turner

Frank Tough

Organizing Committee Members

See you soon, Brenda Parlee

We aim to build on the past successes of IASC meetings by providing valuable networking opportunities for our very global and diverse membership of academics, communities, practionors, NGOs, governments resource people and industry leaders.  As in the past, we will continue to learn from one another about "commons" issues that matter across local, regional and global scales and share that knowledge with new audiences seeking critical discussion on many issues of social, economic and environmental change.  By hosting the conference in Alberta, Canada the intent is to provide an opportunity for participants to demonstrate: academic excellence, commitment to sustainability and respect for the vision of founding IASC members such as the late Dr. Elinor Ostrom.  Venues and services offered by the city of Edmonton and the University of Alberta will enable us to support participants in affordable accommodation, and hold the event in a single facility in the beautiful river valley.  Exciting and provocative key note speakers, field-trips to locations such as the Alberta oil sands, and social events during the May 25-29 week guarantee the 2015 conference will be one you won't want to miss!  

Organizing Committee Mission 

...as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow...