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 eight 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!

SCCS-NY 2017 Conference Application and Registration

If you are a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, or early-career professional pursuing or considering the field of conservation science, you are encouraged to apply to attend or participate in the 2017 Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York, October 11-13.

Presentation applications will be considered in three categories:Talk Presentation12-minute talk (with images), plus 3 minutes for audience questionsSpeed Talk Presentation4-minute talk (with images) within a session of 8-10 presentations, followed by a breakout session for further discussionPoster PresentationPosters will be displayed during an evening poster reception. Fellow attendees and mentor/reviewers will view the work and discuss it with poster authors

Attendance registration:Attendance OnlyAttendees will have access to all presentations, workshops, panels and events.

Abstract-Submission Requirements:Applicants wishing to present their work as a Talk, Speed Talk, or Poster must submit an abstract outlining a research project that they have completed or are currently conducting. Undergraduate students conducting thesis-level research may also apply. The SCCS-NY Selection Committee will select abstracts for presentation based on quality and relevance to conservation. Applications will be considered from any conservation-related field, including work in the natural sciences, social sciences, or the humanities. Only one abstract per person may be submitted for consideration.

*Please note: If you plan to present on research that has not yet been conducted, your application will only be considered for the poster session.


March 1
Online application and abstract submission process begins
April 1
Extended abstract submission deadline! Submit by noon Eastern Time.
May 1-6
Abstract selection notifications will be sent out
July 14
Registration deadline for confirmed presenters
July 14
Early-bird registration deadline for attendees

Please note:

  • The abstract submission window will close April 1 at noon Eastern Time.
  • Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and notifications sent to presenters via email the week of May 1.
  • Deadline for invited presenters to confirm involvement and pay registration is Friday, July 14. Payment must be made by this date or your name will be removed from the program.
  • Early bird registration is $125 and closes on July 14. After July 14, the registration fee is $150 USD. Note that seating is limited, so register early to reserve your place!

Please apply for this Conference here: http://www.amnh.org/our-research/center-for-biodiversity-conservation/convening-and-connecting/student-conference-on-conservation-science/sccs-ny-2017-application-and-registration