About NACCB

The biannual North American Congress for Conservation Biology represents an important facet of SCBNA’s work to foster communication among conservation scientists and practitioners in North America.

This event brings together conservation professionals and students working across a wide variety of disciplines and institutions for discussion, innovation, and opportunities in science. The goal of NACCB is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing new research, developments, and strategies that will inform policy changes and conservation practices to address today’s conservation challenges. Most importantly, these conferences connect our regional community of conservation professionals and serve as the major networking outlet for anyone interested in conservation in North America.

Our attendees are concerned with the science and practice of conserving biological diversity. NACCB is continental in scope, bringing together conservation professionals and students from every sector of the field including the biological and social sciences, management, policy and planning. Attendees work for universities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, First Nations, private foundations, and publications. They are scientists, students, managers, decision-makers, writers, educators, and other conservation professionals from throughout the world. Many come to present, learn, discuss and enjoy the incredible networking opportunities of this event.


Come join us in July 2018 for the next NACCB in Toronto, Ontario, Canada! The 2018 conference theme is “Conservation Science, Policy, and Practice: Connecting the Urban to the Wild.”

Past Meetings

MADISON 2016 – Communicating Science for Conservation Action

MISSOULA 2014 – Challenging Conservation Boundaries

OAKLAND 2012 – Bridging the Gap: Connecting People, Nature & Climate

FLAGSTAFF 2009 – Integrating Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau