About ICCB 2019 Subcommittees
Subcommittees play a very important role in helping to plan, promote, and manage ICCB 2019. Volunteer leaders in these subcommittees help SCB plan a succusseful ICCB with robust programmatic content and student advancement and professional development opportunities. They also help SCB maximizes equity, inclusion and diversity, and subsidize travel costs for select Section, Working Group and Chapter grantees – all in a fiscally sound manner. Responsibilities are shared amongst a strong network of local, regional, and global volunteers, SCB staff, MCI (a globally-experienced conference management company), and SCB committees.
The subcommittees that help plan, promote, and manage ICCB 2019 include:
- Development and Fundraising
- Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
- Local Organizing
- Marketing and Communications
- Scientific Program
- Student Affairs and Professional Development
- Travel Grants
ICCB 2019 Subcommittees
Development and Fundraising Subcommittee: responsibilities include working in concert with the SCB Director of Development and Advancement and MCI to seek and secure Congress sponsors, travel grant funding, and exhibitors.
Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EID) Subcommittee: responsibilities include working in concert with the SCB Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee and MCI to refine and advance the ICCB 2017 EID strategy; implementing efforts and activities that include and encourage participation of historically underrepresented groups; and identifying resources (e.g., child-care services, breast-feeding areas, family and non-gender restrooms) necessary to accommodate attendee needs.
Local Organizing Subcommittee: specific to individuals living in Malaysia, particularly individuals living in Kuala Lumpur. Responsible for assuring the Congress has a local flavor, identifying pre- and post- congress trips and activities, providing opening and closing ceremony and banquet speakers and entertainment recommendations that provide regional cultural significance, identifying and securing local volunteers, and assisting with the coordination of local logistics.
Marketing and Communications Subcommittee: responsibilities include working in concert with the SCB Director of Membership and Communications and MCI to create an ICCB 2019 brand; developing and implementing a marketing strategy prior to the Congress; advancing and implementing the communications strategy to promote Congress activities in real time (e.g., live-streaming, live media, social media, etc.); and identifying and facilitating media coverage after the Congress (e.g., international media, special journal volumes, etc.).
Policy Subcommittee: responsibilities include working in concert with the SCB Policy Committee to review accepted abstracts to identify common local, regional and international policy-related threads that can be used to connect Congress content with policy development, changes, and impacts pre-during and post-congress; and developing policy-related programming (in collaboration with the Scientific Program Subcommittee and Local Organizing Subcommittee) of local and regional importance (e.g., panel discussions and seminars) to highlight and help advance conservation policy relevant to the location and region.
Scientific Program Subcommittee: responsibilities include refining and oversight of the call for abstract submission, review, and selection process; assisting in plenary speaker selections; managing session moderation and moderator selections; and developing the scientific program schedule.
Student Affairs and Professional Development Subcommittee: responsibilities include working in concert with the SCB Student Affairs and Education Committee and Awards Committee to develop and manage both scientific and non-scientific student advancement events; coordinating and managing short-course and professional development opportunities; and managing the student presentation/poster judging process and awardee selection.
Travel Grants Subcommittee: responsibilities include working in concert with the SCB Director of Development and Advancement, SCB Sections, the SCB Awards Committee, and the ICCB 2019 Development and Fundraising Subcommittee to seek and secure travel grant funding; refining the selection criteria; and overseeing the call for submissions and the application review and selection process.