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2015 SCCS-NY

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AMNH/R. Mickens


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:

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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, 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. 

Important Dates

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
October 7-9
SCCS-NY conference in session

Conference Program Overview

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
8:00AM Registration
9:00AM Plenary Address by Dr. Rodrigo Medellín: How to Do Conservation Science, Implement It, and Not Die Trying
10:00AM Talk Sessions
1:00PM Mentor-Hosted Lunch
2:20PM Speed Talk Session
4:00PM Talk Session
5:10PM Poster Session and Reception
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
8:00AM  Registration
9:00AM Plenary Address by Dr. Ivette Perfecto: Ecological Complexity in the Coffee Farm
10:00AM Talk Sessions
1:00PM Mentor-Hosted Lunch
2:00PM Group Photo
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.

Spread the Word!

Download the conference flyer: 

2015 SCCS-NY Flyer


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