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Close to 2,000 scientists, including conservation professionals and students, policy experts, and government officials will attend ICCB, making it an ideal venue for journalists to cover the latest in conservation research, trends, news and policy. Some of the biggest topics in conservation will be discussed and presented at ICCB, including illegal wildlife trade and traffic, resource extraction, climate change, human-wildlife conflict, regional and national conservation policy, and more. 

SCB offers complimentary registration to credentialed journalists (reporters, editors, news photographers) who work for a news service or broadcast outlet and who cover the environment, science or related news. Local media who cover business and tourism will also receive complimentary registration. 

Bloggers seeking press credentials must be affiliated with a conservation news site and have a history of posts to their name. Consideration will be given to student writers enrolled in journalism or science communication courses or are involved in producing editorial content for university publications or news sites.

How to Register

For press inquiries and to register for ICCB, email us at iccbpress@conbio.org. Your email will be added to ICCB 2017 mailing list and more details will be shared with you pre- and post- congress. To request interviews with Society leaders, plenary speakers, or to be directed to scientists presenting research at ICCB, please contact SCB Communications Associate Matt Herbert. We will do our best to connect journalists at ICCB with attendees (provide email addresses), but journalists are expected to establish contact with their sources and organize their own interviews.

Please note that editors, TV/radio/written press reporters and broadcast/Internet reporters/bloggers from verified media outlets will receive free editorial press badges. To receive your discount code, please email iccbpress@conbio.org.

Next Steps

Two weeks prior to the conference, registered members of the press will receive an email that will include all the information you need to cover the congress (i.e., press room information, PDF of the ICCB program, relevant contact information, etc.). Print copies of the ICCB program will be available in the ICCB press room. Only SCB staff and members of the press, and interview subjects are allowed into the press room. 

ICCB Press Room

The press room will include water, wireless Internet, and a comfortable and quiet workspace.

Press briefings may take place in the press room. Interviews with SCB leadership, scientists and plenary speakers can be conducted in the press room.
Resources and Press Releases

SCB communications staff will post ICCB press releases and resources for journalists in this space, including press releases from attendees that announce new research and events. 
About ICCB 
The International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) is the bienniel meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), the world's largest professional society dedicated to the science and practice of conserving Earth's biological diversity.