To conserve the world’s oceans we must go beyond science, and use it to inform policy and management, and ultimately to catalyze change. The Society for Conservation Biology's International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) brings together conservation professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy. Organized by the Society for Conservation Biology’s Marine Section (SCB Marine Section), IMCC is recognized as the most important international meeting for marine scientists, marine conservation professionals and students. IMCC is global, bringing together professionals, organizations, government agencies and universities from around the world. The theme of IMCCs, Making Marine Science Matter, is featured throughout the Congress.
For more information on the International Marine Conservation Congress, see our video from IMCC2, held 2011 in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Interviews & Photo Sessions
For more information on organizers and presenters, please visit the Organizing Committee page and the Plenary Talks page. Information is also available on Symposia, Workshops, Focus Groups, Panel Discussions, Marine Movies, and OceansOnline.
IMCC4 Key Dates
Call for proposals opened: 30 September 2015
Call for proposals closed: 21 November 2015
Decisions on proposals: mid-December 2015
Call for abstracts opens: 5 January 2016
Call for abstracts closes: 14 March 2016
Decisions on abstracts: 11 April 2016
Early bird registration starts: 2 April 2016
Deadline for early bird registration: 8 May 2016
Deadline to register for delegates with an accepted abstract or proposal prior to the Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts: 8 May 2016
Start of regular registration: 9 May 2016
Deadline to register for delegates with an accepted abstract during the Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts: 30 June 2016
Deadline for regular registration: 6 July 2016
Start of late registration: 7 July 2016
Call for late-breaking news and abstracts: 1-22 May 2016
Pre-Congress workshops and activities: 28-29 July 2016
4th International Marine Conservation Congress: 30 July - 3 August 2016
IMCC4 presents OceansOnline: 4 August 2016
Post-Congress workshops and activities: 4-6 August 2016
*Dates are approximate and subject to change