Short Course Proposals
Instructions, Requirements & Criteria
Instructions, Requirements & Criteria
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 (scheduling as per logistics and travel constraints, but dates finalized on course acceptance), but there is some limited availability for 1.25-hr short courses during lunch breaks of the main program days (June 25-27, 2024). Sessions should be aimed at development of professional skills in topics of key relevance to the practice of conservation.
Proposals must contain the following information:
Criteria for Selection
All proposals will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers selected by the NACCB 2024 Scientific Program Committee. Applicants will be notified about the status of their proposals and any requested revisions by early winter 2023. Broad or specific relevance to the conference theme, Celebrating Diversity in Conservation from Summit to Sea, is encouraged but not a selection criterion for short courses.
To increase the probability that your proposal will be selected, please consider the following criteria carefully:
Conservation Science – The scientific research and knowledge needed to understand and conserve biological diversity is identified, funded, completed, disseminated and applied to research, management and policy.
Conservation Management – Conservation practitioners and managers are provided the scientific information and recommendations needed to conserve biological diversity at all scales.
Policy – Policy decisions of major international conventions, governments, organizations, and foundations, are effectively informed and improved by the highest quality scientific counsel, analysis, and recommendations so as to advance the conservation of biological diversity.
Education – Education, training, and capacity-building programs, including but not restricted to content focused on communications & behavior change are identified, strengthened, and developed to inform the public, education leaders, and support current and future generations of conservation scientists and practitioners.
Environmental or Ecological Economics
Indigenous Knowledge/Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Freshwater & Wetland
Grassland & Savannah
Marine & Coastal
Polar & Alpine
|Adaptive Management & Monitoring
Applied Ethics & Values
Conservation in Hotspots
Endangered Species Recovery & Management
Human-Wildlife Conflict & Co-Existence
Invasive & Non-Native Species
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Conservation
Land Use Change/Conservation
Population Viability Analysis
Risk Assessment & Uncertainty
Science & Management Interface
Conservation Action/Environmental Justice
Religion and Conservation Biology
Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Justice
Important: Session organizers will be provided with AV package options and pricing upon acceptance of a proposal. Organizers are responsible for covering all AV, catering, and additional equipment/printing costs. Organizers can cover catering and AV costs (orders will be placed by SCBNA) by charging a registration fee for the course. SCBNA will not be able to distribute remaining funds to organizers. The conference committee will work with organizers to determine an appropriate price level for registration, and minimum number of attendees. Organizers may instead choose to cover these costs via sponsorship or other means if obtained. Costs beyond AV and catering must be covered in a manner separate from registration fees. If a short course does not obtain the minimum number of attendees required to cover costs, the session may need to be canceled. The conference committee will inform organizers of such an event in a timely manner.
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