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2015 SCCS-NY

AMNH/R. Mickens

AMNH/R. Mickens


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 sixth annual SCCS-NY on October 7-9, 2015 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, 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.

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 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! 

Conference Application and Registration

If you wish to present your work as a Talk, Speed Talk, or Poster you must submit an abstract outlining a research project that you have completed, or are currently conducting. Undergraduate students conducting thesis-level research may also apply. The SCCS-NY Selection Committee will select abstracts for presentation based on quality and relevance to conservation. Applications will be considered from any conservation-related field, including work in the natural sciences, social sciences, or the humanities. Only one abstract per person may be submitted for consideration.

Applications for Talk, Speed Talk, and Poster Presentations are being accepted between March 2 - April 4. The application window closes at 11:59PM Eastern Time (NYC time) on Saturday, April 4th. Visit the conference application and registration site to submit your abstract and apply today!

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
July 1 Deadline for invited presenters to confirm involvement
July 1 Early-bird registration deadline for attendees
September 21 Workshop & museum collection tour registration goes live
October 7-9
SCCS-NY conference in session


Early bird registration is $125 and closes on July 1. After July 1, the registration fee 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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