This is a free conference Nov. 8-10 down at Stanford, and the speakers / schedule sounds pretty cool. I probably can't make the Thursday talks, but is anyone interested in going down on the Friday? From the description:
The effects of globalization on the natural environment and its representations confront academic disciplines with the task of finding new approaches to charting the present and shaping the future. This conference will take on this challenge by reaching beyond disciplinary specificity to interrogate the very ways we figure the natural world, and the consequences of these figurations for our actions in the global environment.