Call for Papers: Parks for Tomorrow 2008

Parks for Tomorrow 2008 - Conference on Parks and Protected Areas
May 8-13 2008 in Calgary, Alberta Canada

Call for papers

The Departments for Geography, History, and the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary are pleased to invite paper proposals for "Canadian Parks for Tomorrow 2008". Submissions are strongly encouraged from interdisciplinary backgrounds that address conservation and management issues from different angles, including — but not limited to — geography, environmental sciences, political science, biology, sociology, history, economics and law.

Submission of Abstracts

Please fill out our Call for Papers Form (MS Word or PDF) and send it to [email protected]. Only electronic submissions can be accepted (Word or PDF)

Submissions are due December 17, 2007

Please note that incomplete or late submissions cannot be considered by the committee. Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference program committee before being accepted. Acceptance will be based on the abstract's relevance to the ecological, social and management-related issues of parks and protected areas.

Authors will be notified on their acceptance by January 25, 2008.

Conference papers

Accepted authors are expected to submit a full conference paper by April 25, 2008.

In order to ensure wide dissemination of the valuable materials being presented at the conference, the organizers are committed to publish the papers in two ways:

  • All papers received by 25 April 2008 will be made available in digital form to all conference registrants. These papers will not be edited by the organizers, but will be included on the CD in their submitted form. If a paper is not received, the accepted abstract will be included on the CD.
  • Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings may also be considered for inclusion in an edited volume by the University of Calgary press.

Paper requirements

Papers should strive to highlight key lessons learned, best practices and recommendations for future improvement of parks and protected areas. Case studies are acceptable, but must go beyond merely descriptive and provide a critical analysis. The maximum length for manuscripts is 3000 words.

Papers must be prepared using the Chicago Manual of Style. A sample paper format has been included in the PPP Author Guidelines attachment below as appendix 1. The University of Calgary Press has prepared a brief style guide included as appendix 2. The Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition) can be access on-line at:

For sample citations see:



Oral presentations are expected to be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions (unless part of a special session with designated longer times). Availability of presentation aids (projectors etc), size of rooms etc can be confirmed before the conference.

Parks for Tomorrow 2008
Conference on Canadian Parks and Protected Areas
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB Canada T2N 1N4

email: [email protected]


Dr. Dianne Draper, Professor of Geography
Dr. Robert Scace, Consulting Geographer