Proposals for Symposia, Interactive Sessions, Short Courses, and Workshops are invited for the 6th North American Congress for Conservation Biology meeting, the theme of which is “Restoring Connections and Building Resilience in a Changed World”. The conference will be held in Reno, Nevada July 18-20, 2022, with associated short courses, workshops, and events occurring on July 16, 17, & 21. You will be updated on the status of your proposal by early winter 2021. The Call for Proposals will close at 17:00pm PT on November 5, 2021.
Please Note: While we are excited to host our first in-person meeting since 2018, the NACCB 2022 organizing committee is also exploring hybrid options that will allow for some virtual participation. We recognize that 2022 plans are fluid for many folks and that the pandemic and other challenges will influence preferences around virtual and in-person participation at NACCB 2022. At this time, we encourage proposal submissions regardless of format preference, and we will work with organizers of accepted proposals as hybrid planning progresses.
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 18-20, 2022) and are scheduled concurrently 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 18-20, 2022. At least half of the allotted session time must be dedicated to an interactive activity other than presentations.
Whether geared toward students or professionals, workshops are more interactive than symposia and often have a co-learning, 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 16, 17, & 21, 2022), but there is some limited availability for short workshops during lunch breaks of the main program days (July 18-20, 2022).
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 16, 17, & 21, 2022, but there is some limited availability for short courses during lunch breaks of the main program days (July 18-20, 2022).