2018 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 ninth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York (SCCS-NY) on October 24-26, 2018. 

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 2017 hosted over 300 participants, representing 22 countries and 26 U.S. states.

Student gives a presentation on stage at SCCS-NY 2017


SCCS-NY 2017 participant voices: 

"Wonderful experience. Can't wait for next year!" 

“I believe the conference is a well put together opportunity for students to meet and share ideas. Even in the two days I've been here, I've thought of ideas that would make my own research endeavors more interesting and interdisciplinary."

- Explore SCCS-NY 2017 at a glance! -

Who Should Attend?

If you're currently an undergraduate or 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 2018 conference


Conference Application and Registration

Apply to present your research at SCCS-NY 2018! Abstract submission will open March 1 and close April 15. Learn more.

Important 2018 dates
March 1: Abstract application window opens
April 15: Extended deadline! Application window closes 11:59 AM Eastern Time                      
May 29: Abstract selection notification sent out
July 31:  Deadline for invited presenters to confirm involvement
August 10: Early bird registration deadline



The registration fee is $150 USD - or register by August 10 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-Bengaluru, SCCS-Australia, SCCS-Beijing, and SCCS-Hungary.

Sister conference announcements: 
  • The nineteenth conference in the SCCS-Cambridge series will be held March 27-29, 2018.
  • The ninth SCCS-Bengaluru will take place September 27-30, 2018.

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Major funding for the 2018 Student Conference on Conservation Science has been provided by Marshall M. Weinberg.

Conference Partners:

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Conference Contributors: 

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Pace University


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