SCB Groups Meetings

Pictures from SCB Group Congresses

Section Congresses

SCB's Sections represent various geographic regions and disciplines around the globe. Sections may host congresses in even-numbered years, or in years that SCB is not hosting its International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB).

Section meetings strive to facilitate networking and training opportunities in conservation biology, advance conservation science and practice in their respective regions, and provide a forum for scientists and students to present the latest in conservation research and practice. 

SCB Group Congresses
Several SCB groups planned to  host meetings in 2020, but due to COVID-19, some groups have had to postpone, cancel, or change the meeting format. The current status of each meeting is below, but visit each meeting's website for the latest, most up-to-date announcements. 

  • North America Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB 2020)
    Crossing Boundaries: Innovative Approaches to Conservation
    Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA
    July 26-31, 2020
    Moved online. 
    Visit the meeting website 
    Follow NACCB on Facebook and Twitter (@NACCB2020)
  • International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC6)
    Make Marine Science Matter!
    Kiel, Germany
    August 17-28, 2020
    Moved online.
    Visit the meeting website
    Follow IMCC on Facebook and Twitter (@IMCC2020)
  • Oceania Section Congress (SCBO 2020)
    Ola ka 'āina momona: Managing for abundance
    Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    August 31-September 3, 2020
    Status: Cancelled
    Visit the meeting website
    Follow Oceania (@SCBOceania) and its 2020 conference partner Hawaii Conservation Alliance (@HCAFriends) on Twitter
  • LACA Section Congress (Conservation Latin America 2020)
    Sustainable Choices: Safeguarding Biodiversity in the Anthropocene
    Puebla, Mexico
    9-13 November
    Moved online. 
    Visit the meeting website
    Follow the Latin America & Caribbean Section (LACA) on Facebook & Twitter (@LACA_SCB). 

Working Group Congress

SCB Working Groups focus on topical areas relevant to the mission and goals of SCB. Sometimes Working Groups submit proposals for symposia at ICCB, but they may also host their own congresses in non-ICCB years. Learn more about SCB Working Groups, the topics they cover, and how Working Groups are formed.

 Upcoming Congresses:

  • Conservation Marketing & Engagement Congress (ConsMark)
    ConsMark 2020
    University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
    28-30 October 2021
    Rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. 
    Visit the meeting website
    Follow ConsMark on Facebook and Twitter (@SCBConsMark)

Chapter Congress

Chapters provide a fun and easy way for SCB members to become involved in conservation activities at the local level. Through Chapters, SCB members can engage in on-the-ground conservation work, public policy, education from grade school to college, public outreach, and many other important conservation activities. Chapters also provide support and networking for SCB's many members who are scattered across the globe. 

Chapter activities are often organized at SCB biennial international meetings, but Chapters may also sponsor their own local meetings. For more information about SCB Chapters, please visit SCB Local Chapter page.

Past Group Congress Information

  • Learn more about past group congresses here.