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IU Newsroom, June 12, 2014: "Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop" to celebrate, carry on the work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom.


The fifth “Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop” (WOW5) conference will be held at Indiana University Bloomington, June 18–21, 2014. The WOW conference is an event held every five years by The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. All conference sessions will be held at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) on campus.

WOW5 will be organized around “Working Groups,” as has been done for the past two WOW events. Each working group will plan and organize what they want to accomplish during these sessions. Our aim is to facilitate the plans of each of the separate working groups. Note: The Working Group submissions deadline has passed.

  • Make your Lodging and Travel reservations (WILLKIE deadline June 11). Classic Touch Limousine is offering WOW participants a 10% discount for service to/from the Indianapolis Airport and Bloomington. Indicate "Ostrom Workshop discount" when making reservations. The discounted one-way fare is $79.35 per person (roundtrip $158.70) and price includes gratuity.

  • Paper submissions (deadline May 23 for inclusion on complimentary flash drive) associated with presentations are welcome, but they are not required.

  • All participants are invited to send or bring copies of their recent publications to be exhibited at the book display.
  • We will be posting information to this website as it becomes available. For any questions regarding WOW5, please contact Gayle Higgins at wow5@indiana.edu. Past WOW papers and websites are available online at: http://www.indiana.edu/~workshop/wsl/conference.php.

    We are looking forward to celebrating this event with Workshop alumni, colleagues, staff, and friends.


    Tom Evans
    Co-Director, Research

    Burney Fischer
    Co-Director, Programs & Operations