Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York

The 14th annual SCCS-NY, October 4-6, 2023

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As a part of the only international series of conservation conferences featuring students and early-career professionals, 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

The 2023 Conference

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Join us for the 14th annual SCCS-NY! This year's hybrid conference will have both virtual and in-person programming. We will host three days of events and activities at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC and virtual attendance will be supported by live-watch parties of presentations, interactive Q&A sessions, and virtual workshops and mentoring sessions. 

At SCCS-NY 2023, you'll be able to:

  • Present your work in talk, speed talk, or poster presentation format
  • Receive personalized feedback from mentors 
  • Network with conservation professionals and peers 
  • Build your skills at workshops 

What can you expect at SCCS-NY 2023?

  • Plenaries by leading conservation practitioners
  • In-person and virtual mentoring sessions
  • In-person and virtual workshops
  • Go behind the scenes at the Museum and explore its collections
  • Awards for best presentations in 5 categories
  • Special evening programming & receptions at the Museum

Conference agenda at a glance

Who Should Attend?

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, or early-career professional (from anywhere in the world!) pursuing or considering the field of conservation, we encourage you to attend! Whatever your focus—biology, social sciences, medicine, economics, architecture, law—if it has relevance to conservation, we want to include your perspective. 

If you are a conservation professional or faculty member, consider attending and contributing to SCCS-NY as a mentor! Providing mentoring for our student and early-career professional attendees is central to the mission of SCCS-NY. Mentors can participate by reviewing abstracts, providing feedback on presentations, and/or hosting a mentoring session or workshop. Opportunities for asynchronous, virtual, and in-person mentoring are available! Please contact the conference organizers at [email protected] for more details on how to get involved.

How to Attend

All applicants/registrants must choose if they will attend the conference in-person or virtually during the application/registration process. Specific details on the different (in-person and virtual) modes of participation are explained within the application process. The call for applications to present a talk, speed talk, poster, or workshop at SCCS-NY has closed, but attendance-only registration will remain open until October 1, 2023.

The registration fee for the conference is $75, which includes access to all presentations and events during the conference dates, as well as any materials and content available online after the conference. 

Community Care

We want our on-site events to be as safe and comfortable as possible for participants, staff, and the public. Please refer to the SCCS-NY Code of Conduct as well as the Museum’s Health and Safety during COVID-19 page for specific policies, which are informed by current federal and local guidelines. 

If you have questions, concerns, or would like to discuss any accommodation needs, please email [email protected]

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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.

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