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2014 SCCS-NY


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.

Apply here to present a Talk, Speed Talk, or Poster at this year's conference!
SCCS-NY 2013 Group Photo

AMNH/R. Mickens

The Conference

  • 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!

Important Dates

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

Sept 5:        Registration deadline for all attendees

Sept 26:      Workshop registration goes live at 9:00 a.m. EDT

Oct 15-17:    SCCS-NY conference in session


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.


Contact us.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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