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The 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB2018), to be organized 12th-15th June 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland, will focus on planetary wellbeing – a concept that captures the wellbeing of people as well as the integrity and sustainability of Earth’s ecosystems.   

Before you register, please read this page carefully. You will find here all necessary information and instructions on how to complete your registration. Registration forms will be available on 30th November (congress registration) and January 2018 (study excursions). You can find more information and the study excursion registration form from Study Excursions page.  

Not a member of SCB? We encourage you to join our community and save on your ECCB2018 registration fee, enhance your chance to get SCB congress participation support, and enjoy other great member benefits like discounted publishing fees, networking opportunities, and more. You can join SCB upon ECCB2018 congress registration as a developed or developing country member. However if you also wish to order the printed or online Journal for Conservation Biology, you should join SCB through their website. The membership is valid for one year starting on the day of payment.


  • Important dates 
  • Participation categories and registration fees 
  • What congress fee includes 
  • Complimentary carbon offset 
  • Student presentation competition 
  • Payment methods 
  • Cancellation policy 
  • Link to Registration form

Important dates 

  • Early bird registration until 1st March 2018  
  • Regular registration 2nd March – 11th May 2018 
  • Late registration 12th May 2018 onwards 
  • Deadline for study excursion and course registration 15th March 2018 
  • Deadline for symposium organizers 10th March2018 
  • Deadline for those with an oral presentation or poster 10th March 2018 

See the list of countries eligible for developing country fees here.

Participation categories and registration fees

All fees are in EUR (VAT 0%). 

If registering as a Student/PhD Student, proof of student status (e.g. student ID card or statement from an academic supervisor) must be presented in person at the congress.  

SCB Members

Registration type Early bird until 1st of March Regular 2nd March - 11th May Late 12th May onwards
Developed country SCB member 350 450 550
Developing country SCB member 175 225 275
Student/retired SCB member 175 225 275

Joining members (Congress registration and the SCB membership for one year) 

Registration type Early bird until 1st of March Regular 2nd March - 11th May Late 12th May onwards
Developed country joining member 420 520 620
Developed country joining member (student/retired) 195 245 295
Developing joining member 195 245 295


Registration type Early bird until 1st of March Regular 2nd March - 11th May Late 12th May onwards
Developed country non-member 500 600 700
Developing country non-member 250 325 400
Student non-member 250 325 400


Registration type Early bird until 1st of March Regular 2nd March - 11th May Late 12th May onwards
Invited (password required) 0 0 0
Accompanying person 175 225 275
One day 175 225 275

Early Bird Registration and Grants: If you are waiting on results of a grant proposal and thus cannot make the Early Bird Registration deadline (1st of May), please email as soon as possible and before the Early Bird Deadline. Your email should detail why you cannot make the deadline and when you expect to hear from the organization you've applied to for a grant.

If you need a formal invitation letter to get visa, please send a request to the Organizing Committee via email: Please note that an invitation letter can be sent to you only if your abstract is accepted or you have registered and paid the registration fee.

Congress fee (VAT 0%) includes:  

  • Access to the congress sessions on 12th-15th June.  
  • Electronic congress material  
  • Refreshments during the scheduled breaks  
  • Ice-breaking welcome reception on Monday 11th June   
  • Opening reception on Tuesday 12th June 
  • Optional social program, Wednesday 13th June: Society jams in Poppari 
  • Optional social program, Thursday 14th June: evening run around the lake, documentary night 
  • Various discounts for accompanying persons and participants activities
  • Significant support for congress dinner 

Reductions in the congress fee will not be made for any part of the participation package that is not used.  

The fee does not include the following:  

  • Printed abstract book. Abstracts will be available online - if you wish to get a printed Abstract book, you can buy it separately upon online registration 
  • Lunches - A 4-day lunch package can be ordered upon online registration
  • Congress dinner: Buffet & Music - Tickets available upon online registration
  • Study courses - Bookings upon online registration
  • Thematic sauna boat cruises on Lake Jyväsjärvi - Bookings upon online registration. 
  • Study excursions – Booking by 15th March via a separate registration form
  • Accompanying person tours – you can register for the tours upon participant online registration 
  • Personal insurance – it is recommended that you have travel insurance  
  • Accommodation. Accommodation need to be booked separately from the conference-adjacent hotel or the many hotels in the city center of Jyväskylä

Complimentary carbon offset: 

ECCBs have contributed to a carbon offset project in order to offset greenhouse gas emissions due to ECCB meetings. All congress registrations include a contribution to the carbon offset project (opt-out available upon registration). The default contribution for delegates is 15€ but you can choose to contribute more (50€ or 100€).  

ECCB2018 has set up a peatland restoration project where offset funds will be used. Follow the process of the project in Instagram account “biodiversity_offsets”.

Student presentation competition 

Upon registration you have an opportunity to sign yourself up into student presentation competition.

Industrial exhibition or sponsor participation:

Companies are very welcome to participate
More information is available here

Payment Methods  

  • Credit cards: VISA, VISA Electron and MasterCard  
  • Online banks: Osuuspankki, Danske Bank, Tapiola, Ålandsbanken, Aktia, S-Pankki and Nordea Bank Transfer  
  • PayPal  

Please note that it is not possible to save data in the registration form, and that registration and payment must be completed in one session. Therefore, please ensure that you are ready to make your payment immediately upon completion of the registration form.  

Receipts for credit card and online bank payments are automatically issued to the email address given upon registration. There is no invoicing possibility and we do not accept direct bank transfers. 

The personal information you provide when you register for the event will be used by the hosting organizations (University of Jyväskylä and SCB) in connection with the administration of the event and may be shared with the service providers when necessary. The participant list with affiliation and e-mail will be made available for registered congress participants. Please inform the congress secretary if you wish your information to be removed from the participant list,

Cancellation policy    

Cancellations with requests for registration refunds must be received in writing before the 1st of May 2018, the deadline for course participation and study excursion cancellations is however already the 15th of March 2018. A EUR 50 processing fee will be applied to refund requests received by the deadline given, eventual bank charges will also be deducted. The refunds will not be given for cancellations received after the given deadlines nor will they be given for failure to attend any events. Refunds will be issued via the original payment method used and will be processed within 30 days if the refund is approved. Please contact the secretariat at regarding all cancellations.

Registration form will be available on 30th November 2017.