The American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and its partners invite graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career professionals to take part in the fifth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York (SCCS-NY). Interactions with established conservationists will encourage collaborations, inspire further research, and launch lasting associations.
Be among the emerging generation of conservation professionals networking and exchanging ideas with leaders in science, policy, academia, and management at one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.
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- Student presentations: talks, speed talks, posters
- Plenary addresses by leading conservation practitioners
- Multi-disciplinary workshops
- Mentors and reviewers offering personalized feedback
- Mentor-hosted lunchtime discussions
- Resource fair with NGOs, governmental agencies, universities, and more
- Professional networking opportunities
- Special evening programs and receptions
- Awards for outstanding presentations
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Who Can Attend?
If you’re a grad student, post-doc, or have worked in conservation for three years or less, we encourage you to participate! Whatever your focus – biology, social sciences, medicine, economics, architecture, the law – if it has a relevance to conservation, we want to include your perspective!
|March 3||Abstract submission and application opens|
|April 4||Abstract submission deadline for potential presenters|
|May 1||Abstract selection notifications sent out|
|July 1||Deadline for invited presenters to confirm involvement|
|September 20||Registration deadline for all attendees|
|September 26||Workshop & Museum Collection Tour registration goes live at 9:00 a.m. EDT|
|October 15-17||SCCS-NY conference in session|
Conference Program Overview
Times and events listed here are approximate and subject to change
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
"Questions for a Resilient Future" presented by the Center for Humans and Nature and the American Museum of Natural History. This event is free and open to the public.
Join us from 4:00-8:00pm for an evening of fascinating dialogue exploring the questions: How far should we go to bring back lost species? and Mind and morality: where do they meet?
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
|9:00AM||Plenary Address by Dr. John Cigliano: How Can You Best Contribute to Conservation? Insights from Marine Conservation, Citizen Science, and the Liberal Arts|
|2:20PM||Speed Talk Session|
|5:10PM||Poster Session and Reception|
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
|9:00AM||Plenary Address by Dr. Lekelia (Kiki) Jenkins: Keys for Inventing Technologies that Protect the Environment: Lessons from Marine Conservation|
|2:20PM||Speed Talk Session|
|4:00PM||Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion: This Year in Conservation|
|5:15PM||Resource & Career Fair, Closing Reception pizza party & Conference Awards|
Friday, October 17th, 2014
|9:00AM - 5:00PM||Workshops & Museum Collection Tours|
We have a great selection of workshops this year, including:
- Making Decision Makers Do the Right Thing
- What am I Going to Do with the Rest of My Life?! Exploring Careers in Conservation
- Discovering your Leadership Style
- A Biocultural Approach to Conservation
- Making your Work Matter: Engaging Stakeholders for Conservation Outcomes
- DIY: Crafting Academic Research for Conservation
- Expanding Your Teaching Toolbox: An Introduction to Active and Scientific Teaching Approaches
- Present Your Work...Visually!
The registration fee is $125 USD, which includes admission to three full days of presentations, workshops, poster session and reception, resource fair, special events, daily lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments, access to American Museum of Natural History exhibitions, and discounts in Museum shops.
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation thanks our SCCS-NY partners: