2017 Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York

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The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and its partners invite graduate students, postdocs, and early-career professionals to take part in the eighth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York (SCCS-NY) on October 11-13, 2017. 

As a part of the only international series of conservation conferences featuring students, SCCS-NY provides opportunities for emerging scientists to professionally network, gain experience, and present and get feedback on their work. Interactions with peers as well as leaders in science, policy, and management will encourage collaborations, inspire further research, and create lasting professional connections.

Last year, SCCS-NY 2016 hosted over 330 participants, representing 31 countries and 40 U.S. states.

A presenter gives a talk on stage during SCCS-NY 2016


"The conference was excellent—in everything from content, organization, breadth of topics, and opportunities for professional growth and networking.” Early-career professional.

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Who Should Attend?

If you're currently a graduate student, postdoc, or have worked in conservation for three years or less, we encourage you to participate! Whatever your focus - biology, social sciences, medicine, economics, architecture, law - if it has relevance to conservation, we want to include your perspective!

A list with an overview of the content of the 2017 conference


Conference Application and Registration

Conference applications are now closed, but you can still register to attend! Learn more about how to register here

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Important dates
March 1: Abstract application window opens
April 5: Extended application window closes 11:59 AM Eastern Time
Week of May 8: Abstract selection notification sent out
July 14:  Deadline for invited presenters to confirm involvement
July 14: Early bird registration deadline



The registration fee is $150 USD - or register by July 14th to get the $125 USD early bird registration rate! Fee includes admission to two 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: We can not guarantee funds to assist participants with travel or registration costs.

SCCS in Australia, India, China, Hungary and the UK

SCCS-New York is a sister conference to the highly successful SCCS-Cambridge. Begun in 2000, the conference series now includes SCCS-NY, SCCS-BengaluruSCCS-Australia, SCCS-Beijing, and SCCS-Hungary .

Sister conference announcement:

2017 Student Conference on Conservation Science – Bengaluru, will be held at the JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, September 21-24. Visit the SCCS-Bengaluru website for more information on the conference and how to register to attend.

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Major funding for the 2017 Student Conference on Conservation Science has been provided by Marshall M. Weinberg.

Conference partners:

SCCS-NY 2017 partners

Conference contributors:
Pace University

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