Call for contributions for the IASC Workshop: Working Together on the Commons

The Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment will organize the 3rd annual Arizona IASC Workshop at Arizona State University on March 12/13, 2020. The workshop will be organized around working groups and will focus on the use of multiple methods to study collective action and the commons. You can submit a proposal for a working group, which can have sessions of half a day or a whole day. Each working group will plan and organize what they want to accomplish during the workshop. We can accommodate various working groups in parallel.

A working group proposal should include at least 3 participants. The meeting of the working group is open for other people attending the Workshop. A session could be a traditional line up of presentations of research, but could also include tutorials, panel discussions, or hands-on exercises (like a pretest of an experiment). We expect that sessions will cover a diversity of methods and topics on governance of shared resources.

This Workshop is for IASC members only. If you are not a member you can become a member at The Workshop is free but there is limited capacity. The deadline to submit working group proposals is December 1, 2019. Proposals should be emailed to Proposals should be no longer than 1 page, include the session lead(s), a description of the topic, and a summary of the proposed activities (e.g., a line up of presentations).

You will be notified of the acceptance of working groups around December 15, 2019. Registration starts December 15, 2019 via The deadline for registration for the Workshop is March 1, 2020, or until the maximum capacity is met, whatever is first.

Tutorial: Introduction to SES Library

The day before the Workshop, on March 11, 2020, we will organize a tutorial by Dr. Marty Anderies, Arizona State University, about the Social-Ecological Systems Library. You will learn the use of existing cases and upload your own cases. When you register for the workshop you can indicate whether you would like to participate in this.

If you have questions about the Arizona Workshop 2020, contact