The American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, in partnership with Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, invites graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career professionals to take part in the sixth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York (SCCS-NY) on October 7-9, 2015 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY.
The Student Conference on Conservation Science is the only international conference designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career professionals pursuing or considering the field of conservation science. Interactions with established conservationists will encourage collaborations, inspire future research, and launch lasting connections.
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.
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation thanks our SCCS-NY partners:
- 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, government agencies, universities, and more
- Professional networking opportunities
- Special evening programs and receptions
- Awards for outstanding presentations
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 attend! Whatever your focus – biology, social sciences, medicine, economics, architecture, the law – if it has a relevance to conservation, we want to include your perspective!
Conference Application and Registration
The application window to present a talk, speed talk, or poster at SCCS-NY 2015 has passed. However, attendance-only registration is still open! To register for SCCS-NY as an attendee, please visit the conference application and registration site and make sure to check the "attendance only" box when completing the online form.
|March 2||Abstract submission & application opens|
|April 4||Abstract submission & application closes at 11:59PM Eastern Time|
|April 30||Abstract selection notifications sent out|
|June 30||Deadline for invited presenters to confirm involvement|
|June 30||Early-bird registration deadline closes at midnight ($125)|
|July 1||Regular registration begins ($150)|
|September 21||Workshop & museum collection tour registration goes live|
SCCS-NY conference in session|
Conference Program Overview
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
|9:00AM||Plenary Address by Dr. Rodrigo Medellín: How to Do Conservation Science, Implement It, and Not Die Trying|
|2:20PM||Speed Talk Session|
|5:10PM||Poster Session and Reception|
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
|9:00AM||Plenary Address by Dr. Ivette Perfecto: Ecological Complexity in the Coffee Farm|
|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 9th, 2015
|9:00AM - 10:00AM||Special Breakfast Panel Event|
|10:00AM - 5:00PM||Workshops & Museum Collection Tours|
Early bird registration is $125 and closes at midnight on June 30th, 2015. General registration begins on July 1st, 2015 and is $150 USD. Registration 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.
*Please note: At this time we do not have funds to assist participants with travel or registration costs.
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