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Volunteers are instrumental in shaping the ICCB program.

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Organizing Committees 

ICCB planning committees play an important role in helping to organize, promote, and manage ICCB. 

Volunteers work on several planning aspects to ensure robust programmatic content, a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees, student advancement and professional development opportunities, and more. Volunteers gain new career boosting skills in project management, team building, and event organizing while helping SCB deliver a forward-looking Congress that will shape the future of conservation.

ICCB is not a success without the volunteers who make the meeting the best it can be for all attendees.

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Volunteering for ICCB 2025

Volunteers forge lasting connections with one another, gain new skills and partake in the ICCB shared experience that helps to shape the future of biodiversity conservation.

The Call for Interest to Serve on an ICCB 2025 Planning Committees has now closed, but if you missed the deadline and are still keen to be involved please send an email to ICCBSteeringCommittee@conbio.org.

Steering Committee

The ICCB 2025 Steering Committee works in coordination with SCB Global Services in the organization and planning ICCB.

The Steering Committee includes scientists and SCB staff who work together to identify ICCB priorities, coordinate the work of ICCB subcommittees, and ensure that ICCB meets the goals established for SCB conferences. 

The Committee also provides insights related to the ICCB budget, works to ensure that ICCB is a safe, inclusive, diverse and equitable congress, assesses and works to minimize risk, and supports fundraising efforts and the identification of Congress partners. 

Meet the ICCB 2025 Steering Committee

Vanessa Adams 

Warren Sander 

Nathan Spillman

Micha Jackson

Courtney Melton

Hugh Possingham

Jack Pascoe

Caitie Kuempel

Stacy Jupiter

Phill Cassey

Tatsuya Amano

Tom Lloyd

Scientific Committee

The ICCB Scientific Committee is responsible for developing and scheduling the ICCB scientific program. The committee plans and coordinates special features of the scientific program (i.e. plenary speakers, debates, thematic streams). 

The Scientific Committee also organizers the reviewers for proposal and abstract submissions for symposia, workshops, training courses, roundtable discussions and contributed presentations.