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The Call for Proposals for Symposia, Interactive Sessions, Short Courses, and Workshops is now open for the 7th North American Congress for Conservation Biology meeting, the theme of which is “Celebrating Diversity in Conservation from Summit to Sea”. To submit a proposal, click on the submission link on the right OR select a session type below for detailed instructions. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 26, 2023. If need additional help with the submission process, please contact
The conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada on June 25-27, 2024, with associated short courses, workshops, and events occurring on June 23, 24, & 28. Organizers of proposals submitted during the first round of submissions will be updated on the status of their proposal during the week of Dec 18.
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, June 25-27, 2024) 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, June 25-27, 2024. At least half of the allotted session time must be dedicated to an interactive activity other than presentations. *Note: This session type will also include Organized Networking Sessions, which were launched as a separate session type during NACCB 2022.
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 (June 23, 24, & 28, 2024), but there is some limited availability for short workshops during lunch breaks of the main program days (June 25-27, 2024).
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 (June 23, 24, & 28, 2024), but there is some limited availability for short courses during lunch breaks of the main program days (June 25-27, 2024).