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Events and Symposia

The CBC leverages the Museum’s reputation, location, and scientific expertise, while convening key actors from a diverse array of disciplines for interdisciplinary discussion and analysis of the latest issues in biodiversity research, conservation practice, and policy.

  2019 Indicator Gathering Exploration of indicators related to connections between people and place in Indigenous Peoples and local communities.   2018 Action Group on Knowledge Systems and Indicators of Wellbeing A collaboration for exploring the linkages between biological and cultural diversity.   2018 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion Special event panel on the impacts of climate change and some of the innovations that are making a difference.   2017 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Special evening panel on innovative policies and conservation approaches for the ocean.   2016 Evening Panel: System-wide Approaches to Primate Conservation Special public event featuring an evening of cocktails and conversation about primate conservation.   2015 Questions for a Resilient Future A fascinating afternoon of dialogue exploring some of the "big questions" that challenge our society today.   2015 GBIF Frontiers of Biodiversity Informatics and Modelling Species Distributions Special symposium on biodiversity informatics and species distribution modeling, organized in partnership with GBIF.   2015 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion A panel discussion on This Year in Conservation featuring an engaging conversation between conservationist.   2014 Questions for a Resilient Future A fascinating afternoon of dialogue exploring some of the "big questions" that challenge our society today.   2014 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion A panel discussion on This Year in Conservation featuring an engaging conversation between conservationists.   2013 Milstein Science Symposium The symposium brought together diverse stakeholders to present and analyze real-world resilience case studies.   2013 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series A panel discussion on This Year in Conservation, featuring an engaging conversation between conservationists.   2013 Questions for a Resilient Future A fascinating afternoon of dialogue exploring some of the "big questions" that challenge our society today.   2012 Questions for a Resilient Future A fascinating afternoon of dialogue exploring some of the "big questions" that challenge our society today.   2012 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series A panel discussion on This Year in Conservation, featuring an engaging conversation between conservationists.   2010 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series A panel discussion on A Life in Conservation: Diverse Perspectives, featuring an engaging conversation with conservationists.   2009 Exploring the Dynamic Relationship Between Health and the Environment Symposium spanning the natural, medical, and social sciences, looking at complex linkages between health and the environment.   2008 Sustaining Cultural and Biological Diversity in a Rapidly Changing World: Lessons for Global Policy The symposium brought together diverse stakeholders to address challenges for sustaining biological and cultural diversity.   2007 Small Matters: Microbes and Their Role in Conservation Participants explored the intersection between the traditionally separate fields of microbiology and conservation.   2006 Conserving Birds in Human-Dominated Landscapes: Weaving a Common Future This symposium provided a unique perspective on new approaches for managing bird diversity in human-dominated areas.   2005 New Currents in Conserving Freshwater Systems The symposium showcased initiatives from around the world that help us understand and protect aquatic ecosystems.   2004 Living With Nature Public program series focused on how individuals can help conserve biodiversity through everyday choices.   2004 Expanding the Ark: The Emerging Science and Practice of Invertebrate Conservation The symposium provided a dialogue on the fate of invertebrate biodiversity, and to map concrete approaches for future action.   2003 Tiger in the Forest: Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism in Southeast Asia The symposium explored ways of addressing the needs of unique and fragile ecosystems through ecotourism.   2002 Sustaining Seascapes: The Science and Policy of Marine Resource Management The symposium examined conservation and novel approaches for sustainable management of marine ecosystems.   2001 Conservation Genetics in the Age of Genomics This international gathering explored the role of molecular technology in relation to conservation management strategies.   2000 Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of Urban Sprawl The symposium addressed the impact of urban sprawl on biodiversity and affect human health and well-being.   1999 Biodiversity and Climate Change: Conservation in the Face of Uncertainty The symposium explored the evidence for past and present climate change and its consequence for ecosystems and species.   1998 The Value of Plants, Animals, and Microbes to Human Health The symposium focused the inseparable relationship between human health and the health of the natural world.   1997 Humans and Other Catastrophes The symposium focused on possible causes of past extinctions and how lessons learned can help us set policy for action today.