Proposals for Symposia, Interactive Sessions, Short Courses, and Workshops will be invited starting August, 30 2019 for the 5th North American Congress for Conservation Biology meeting, the theme of which is, Crossing Boundaries: Innovative Approaches to Conservation. The conference will be held in Denver, Colorado July 28-30, 2020, with associated short courses, workshops, and events occurring on July 26, 27, & 31. You will be updated on the status of your proposal by early winter 2019. The Call for Proposals will close at 17:00pm MT on October 30, 2019.
Choosing a Category for your Proposal
Please think carefully about the category that best meets your goals. Your proposal will only be considered for the category you choose. When you have chosen a category, click on the corresponding linked description below to learn more about the submission process. We appreciate your flexibility in some cases as we may need to reduce the allocated time of a proposed session for scheduling purposes. We will communicate any anticipated changes as soon as possible to session organizers.
Symposia consist of a series of formal presentations on a common theme, often followed by a panel discussion. Symposia are included in the three primary days of the meeting (main scientific program, July 28-30, 2020) and are scheduled concurrent with contributed papers.
Interactive Sessions do not conform to any single structure, and may for example include a series of brief presentations, break-out groups, film, story-telling, open-ended or facilitated discussion, or any combination of these. They may span a variety of topics, and are designed to give organizers flexibility to craft a unique session that will provide meaningful results, and carry forward work beyond the conference. They emphasize shared learning among facilitators, speakers, and attendees, and take place during the main scientific program, July 28-30, 2020.
Whether geared toward students or professionals, workshops are more interactive than symposia and often have an educational component. To minimize conflict with symposia and contributed paper sessions, workshops will usually be scheduled for the days before or after the main scientific program, July 26, 27, & 31, 2020.
Short courses offer training in topics of key relevance to the practice of conservation for students or any other professionals. Preference will be given to proposals that address tools or concepts that course participants can easily share with others. Short Courses will be scheduled for the days before or after the main scientific program, July 26, 27, & 31, 2020.