Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York

Twelfth Annual Conference - October 5-8, 2021

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.

“This is the only conference where I’ve seen mentorship being provided to students, and this is absolutely amazing. The feedback is very helpful and a chance to talk to mentors during lunches and during breaks is extremely valuable.”                 - Ph.D. Student

SCCS-NY 2018 presenter

Who Should Attend?

If you're currently an undergraduate or graduate student, postdoc, or have worked in conservation for three years or less since finishing your last degree, 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!

The 2021 Conference

We are excited to announce that SCCS-NY 2021 will be a 4-day hybrid event! Days 1-3 will run entirely virtually, filled with talks, poster sessions, mentor cafés, online workshops, and a special SCCS alumni panel event. Day 4 will be held at the Museum and will focus on in-person networking, career-oriented workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum’s collections. If conditions do not allow us to gather in person in October, Day 4 programming will move online. We will share a more detailed agenda soon. 

Application and Registration

The call for applications to present a virtual talk, speed talk, or poster at SCCS-NY will open March 1 through April 30, 2021. Attendance-only registration will remain open through October. The registration fee for the virtual conference is $50, which includes access to all presentations and events during the conference dates, as well as any materials and content available online afterwards. There is no additional fee for participating in the on-site events. 

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SCCS Sister Conferences

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.