International Congress for Conservation Biology 2025

SCB's 32nd International Congress for Conservation Biology will take place in Brisbane/Meanjin, Australia from 15-20 June 2025 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)! 

Register your interest here.

The Society for Conservation Biology's International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) is recognized as the most important international meeting for conservation professionals and students.

ICCBs are a forum for addressing conservation challenges. They are the global venue for presenting and discussing new research and developments in conservation science and practice. Most importantly, they connect our global community of conservation professionals and serve as the major networking outlook for anyone interested in conservation.

Call for Volunteers: Join an ICCB Planning Committee!

We are calling for energetic individuals to join our congress planning committees! Volunteers are instrumental in shaping the ICCB program, coordinating engaging networking events and activities, promoting the congress, ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are integrated into ICCB, and much more. Volunteers forge lasting connections with one another, gain new skills and partake in the ICCB shared experience that helps to shape the future of biodiversity conservation. Whether you're an early-career researcher seeking to make your mark or an experienced professional, we're eager to welcome you to the planning team!

Please complete this form if you are interested in joining an ICCB Planning Committee.

Take the ICCB Language Accessibility Survey

The philosophy of ICCB 2025 is grounded in inclusivity and accessibility (see full statement below), prioritizing the sharing of conservation insights, knowledge, and research from diverse cultures and languages worldwide.

A recent study showed that language can be a major barrier to non-native English speakers attending conferences. At ICCB 2025, we are committed to reducing the language barriers to encourage the participation of people of all linguistic backgrounds. The aim of this short survey is to understand the views of potential ICCB 2025 participants on the most needed type of support, and make concrete plans to implement language support before and during ICCB 2025.

ICCB 2025 Important Dates

Our call for symposia, forums, workshops and training courses for ICCB 2025 will open this June! Here are the important ICCB 2025 dates to make note of:

  • ICCB 2025 website launch - April 2024
  • Call for symposia, forums, workshops and training courses - June 2024
  • Deadline for symposium, forum, workshop and training course submissions - October 2024
  • Call for abstracts - October 2024
  • Early bird registration opens - January 2025
  • Deadline for abstract submissions - January 2025
  • Early bird registration closes - April 2025
  • Regular registration opens - April 2025
  • Proposals for simple workshops and mixers opens - April 2025

Sponsorship, Exhibit and Partnership Opportunities 

Sponsor ICCB and play a key role in building knowledge to sustain life on Earth for future generations. 

ICCB sponsors and exhibitors will gain long-lasting exposure for their organizations, interact with participants across a range of conservation sectors, share their programs, products, and services with key stakeholders, and have the opportunity to form and develop partnerships before, during and after the conference. Learn more about these opportunities in our ICCB 2025 Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus

ICCB 2025 Philosophy Statement:

English Version (Below and here), Chinese Version Linked Here (ICCB 2025理念声明), Japanese Version Linked Here (ICCB 2025 理念表明)Spanish Version Linked Here (Declaración filosófica del ICCB 2025)

The International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) 2025 is about bringing together conservation professionals from all over the world, including traditional knowledge holders, researchers, practitioners and students, to energise our shared discipline. Our philosophy is to provide a safe and inclusive space that is accessible for people of many cultures and backgrounds to share their insights, knowledge, and research with the shared aim of addressing conservation challenges and advancing conservation science and practice. The conference will be held in Australia in the city of Brisbane or Meanjin as named by Turrbal people, one of two traditional owner groups of the land – the other being the Jagera. It is one of the most biodiverse cities in the world! Our conference logo, designed by Quandamooka artist Amanda Diamond of Yura Bunji Art, reflects the ICCB 2025 philosophy by including representations of the people of the Brisbane River, the three islands of Moreton Bay, and some of the beautiful native species that can be found in the immediate vicinity of the conference venue.

In addition, our selection of the conference location has been guided by opportunity for inclusivity. A key priority is providing hospitality and a safe environment for people from all nationalities, and for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The city of Brisbane openly values diverse communities and endeavours to support people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Brisbane is home to a multi-cultural population and has a reputation for being a safe and accommodating city. Importantly, Brisbane City Council has made a number of commitments to universal inclusion of all residents and visitors that are members of the LGBTQIA+ community. More information about the commitment to and celebration of this community can be found here.

English will no doubt be the common language at ICCB 2025. However, we are aware that conservation is practised and communicated in many languages other than English. That is why we want to encourage the participation of people of all linguistic backgrounds. Attending an international conference can be intimidating, especially for those whose first language is not English. At ICCB 2025, we are committed to lowering the language barriers for participants as much as possible. We are currently exploring options for supporting participants with diverse linguistic backgrounds, and look forward to sharing and showcasing our commitment to a diverse community.