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About SCB Meetings

SCB Sections, SCB topical Working Groups. and SCB Chapters all hold group meetings to connect with others in their region or topic.  Symposia are often organizd at SCB bienniel meetings to connect members in specific regions or topics, but SCB groups also may sponser their own congresses.



Section Congress

SCB's Regional Sections represent various geographic regions and disciplines around the globe. The Sections strive to facilitate conservation biology and educate groups in their specific regions or disciplines. In order to do this, symposia are often organized at SCB annual meetings, but Sections may also sponsor their own Regional Meetings. 

SCB's Global Congresses (ICCBs) are now held every other year, and Section Congresses will be held in the off years. For example, there will be an ICCB in 2017 and in 2019, and multiple Section Congresses will be held in 2018 and 2020. 

SCB's flagship congress is the International Congress for Conservation Biology. See a list of past and future ICCB here


 Upcoming Congresses:

  • 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB 2018)
    ​Planetary Wellbeing
    Jyväskylä, Finland
    June 12-15, 2018
    Visit the meeting website: conbio.org\eccb2018
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  • North America Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB 2018)
    Conservation Science, Policy, and Practice: Connecting the Urban to the Wild
    Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    July 21-26, 2018
    Visit the meeting website: http://scbnorthamerica.org/index.php/naccb2018/
    Follow NACCB on Facebook and Twitter
     
  • Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology (OCCB 2018)
    Conservation in a changing world
    Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
    July 2-6, 2018
    Visit the meeting website: http://wellington2018.scboceania.org/
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  • Asia Congress for Biodiversity Conservation (ACBC 2018)
    American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
    August 7-10, 2018
    Visit the meeting website: http://conservationasia2018.org/
     
  • International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5)
    Make Marine Science Matter!
    Kuching, Sarawak
    June 24-29, 2018
    Visit the meeting website: http://conbio.org/mini-sites/imcc5/
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  • Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology (LACCCB 2018)
    Rainforest to Reef: Strengthening Conservation Connections Between the Caribbean and the Americas
    St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
    July 25-27, 2018
    Visit the meeting website: https://lacccb2018.org/​
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Working Group Congress

Working Groups of SCB are groups that focus on a topical area relevant to the mission and goals of SCB. Working Groups provide a voice for important conservation issues not currently addressed amongst SCB's many activities.  In order to do this, symposia are often organized at SCB biennial international meetings, but Working Groups may also sponsor their own Topical Meetings. For more information about existing SCB Working Groups and the topic covered, or how to create your own topical working group please visit SCB Topical Working Group page.


 Upcoming Congresses:

  • International Congress of Conservation Marketing & Engagement (ConsMark 2018)
    George Mason University Arlington Campus, Arlington, Virginia, USA
    October 25-27, 2018

Chapter Congress

Chapters provide a fun and easy way for SCB members to become involved in conservation activities at the local level. By joining a nearby Chapter, SCB members can engage in on-the-ground conservation work, public policy, education from grade school to college, public outreach, and many other important and fun activities. Chapters also provide support and networking for SCB's many members who are scattered across the globe. In order to do this, chapter activities are often organized at SCB biennial international meetings, but each chapter may also sponsor their own Local Meetings.  For more information about existing SCB Local Chapters, or how to create your own chapter please visit SCB Local Chapter page.


  Upcoming Congresses:

  • No upcoming congress at this time

Past Group Congress Information

  • Learn more about past group congresses here.