Hello everybody! NACCB 2024 is right around the corner! We are so excited to see you in Vancouver! Please see below for current updates on the conference!

Pre-Conference Activity!!!
Where do you come from? Share Your Natural Place with us!
 
Create your post on Padlet by following 3 simple steps:
1. Choose your location on the map in Padlet
2. Post a photo/video & write a brief description of a natural place that you connect with!
3. Connect with your fellow attendees
 
Please see examples & participate in Padlet before the conference:

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NACCB 2024 Conference Mobile App
Stay up-to-date with all the exciting events happening during #NACCB2024 with our mobile app!
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NACCB 2024 Film Fest
Our most popular conference element is making a comeback at #NACCB2024!
Get excited for the Film Fest!
Join us for a night of documentary screenings featuring diverse leaders in conservation on June 26!
Learn more about the films, speakers, & refreshments: https://tinyurl.com/2s4df8sb
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Student Presentation Finalists
Congratulations to all our student presentation finalists!
Read about their amazing work & be sure to check them out at NACCB:
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IOF Events
Join the IISAAK OLAM Foundation (IOF) to learn about Indigenous-led Conservation at #NACCB2024!
Browse all sessions: tinyurl.com/4v5w3k2t
Interested in selected events but can’t attend the entire conference? Tickets on sale for non-NACCB attendees: tinyurl.com/2c8vdj8k

Hello everybody! NACCB 2024 is in 10 days- We are so excited to see you in Vancouver! Please see below for current updates on the conference!

Share your awesome involvement in #NACCB2024 with your network!

Simply reshare our post on your social media:

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Browse our program to see all the amazing events!
https://xcdsystem.com/scbna/program/R8bSS6t/index.cfm

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Join the IISAAK OLAM Foundation (IOF) to learn about Indigenous-led Conservation at #NACCB2024!
Browse all sessions: tinyurl.com/4v5w3k2t
 
Interested in selected events but can’t attend the entire conference?
Tickets on sale for non-NACCB attendees: tinyurl.com/2c8vdj8k
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Join any of the over 30 Education-Related presentations, interactive sessions, and workshops held throughout the conference!!! 
Please see this Day-by-Day Guide for more information!
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10+ sessions dedicated to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Justice at #NACCB2024!
Get ready to celebrate diversity in conservation from summit to sea with us!
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 Check out our comprehensive resources page to understand how you will be supported throughout the conference!
Contact conferences@scbnorthamerica.org as soon as possible for any accommodation requests!

NACCB 2024 is quickly approaching! Please see below for current updates on the conference!

Introducing NEW elements at #NACCB2024!

Immerse in transformational learning throughout our conference!

What is transformational learning?

1. Nature Immersion: 

Take a break from conference programming and explore nature on the UBC campus w/ journaling &  refreshments

June 25, 27 @ 10-11 AM
June 26 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 2. Reflection Sessions:

Engage in meaningful, transformative conversations about your experience during NACCB

Gallery Patio and Lounge

June 25 – 27 @ 4 -5 PM

3. Art-in-Conservation:

Use art as a medium to portray biodiversity loss & call-to-action in response!

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

June 25 – 27 @ 12:30 – 2:00 PM

with some additional sessions @ 2 – 4 PM

Learn more herehttps://tinyurl.com/37xan436

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#NACCB2024‘s plenaries page is NOW LIVEscbnorthamerica.org/index.php/nacc

During our opening plenary, we will join COMPASS to talk about how to find and share a compelling conservation science story!

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#NACCB2024 online program is now live!
Email conferences@scbnorthamerica.org for any questions/concerns! 
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Registration for #NACCB2024 is now open for regular rates!

 scbnorthamerica.org/index.php/nacc

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In the 2nd part of our Career Conversations series next Friday, May 31st @ 2 PM EST, we will continue to hear from professionals working in the conservation field, specifically in the non-profit and private sectors. Our panelists will be on hand to answer your questions about what work and life are like in their career paths. Topics might include educational requirements, important skills to build, and what day-to-day life looks like in their workplaces.

***All attendees will also receive a special extended early bird registration rate for NACCB 2024!

Panelists for the non-profit and private sectors panel include:

Peter Soroye, Key Biodiversity Areas Assessment and Outreach Coordinator, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Alison Ormsby, Forest Specialist, Adventure Scientists

Mike Chang, Director, Cascadia Consulting Group

Amrita Gupta, Applied Research Scientist, Microsoft AI for Good Lab

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yeywub2n

Submit questions for panelists: https://tinyurl.com/36tjw7w9

Learn more and register for NACCB 2024: https://scbnorthamerica.org/index.php/naccb-2024-registration/

Thank you for the active engagement from all those who joined us in part 1 of the panels! 

Hope to see you in part 2!

Please join the SCBNA Student Affairs Committee on Monday, May 6, at 2 PM EST to learn more about different career options in conservation! In Part 1 of this two-part series, we will hear from professionals working in the academic and government sectors of the conservation field. Our panelists will be on hand to answer your questions about what work and life are like in their career paths. Topics might include educational requirements, important skills to build, and what day-to-day life looks like in their workplaces.

Stuart Livingstone, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Andrea Schreier, Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California Davis

Elizabeth Nelson, Science Advisor, Parks Canada | Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

Wynne Moss, Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Register for the panels: https://tinyurl.com/yeas94pu

Submit questions for panelists before the session: https://tinyurl.com/36tjw7w9

Register for the conference: https://scbnorthamerica.org/index.php/naccb-2024-registration/

Want to take your abstract submission to the next level for #NACCB2024?

REGISTER NOW with this link SCB North America’s Abstract Preparation Workshop on Thursday, January 25, from 1 – 2:30 pm EST!  Join our experienced speakers for valuable tips and tricks to help you craft a compelling abstract!

2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series
SCB North America’s Student Affairs Committee is hosting a 2021 webinar series on topics of interest to conservation students, early-career professionals, and others!

The sixth webinar in the series is:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Conservation Practice & Research

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

7-8 am PT | 10-11 am ET

Join us as we discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in conservation practice and research with Sheena Talma, Science Programme Manager of Nekton Foundation, and Dr. Paris Stefanoudis, Marine Biologist at the University of Oxford and Nekton Foundation.

Registration is required, please register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoceCqpjstE9IjZkpDH77kPDWnNe5DiE9M

Webinars are available to both SCB members and non-members. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the SCBNA YouTube Page – subscribe so you are notified when new recordings are posted! The first five webinar recordings are now available:

Please contact megan.keville@scbnorthamerica.org with any questions related to the webinar series.

tan image with light and dark blue text that reads: Society for Conservation Biology North America 2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series: Multiple Ways of Knowing in Conservation and Ecology, May 13, 2021, 12-1:30pm PT | 3-4:30pm ET. Under text are four photos of webinar speakers out in the field.

2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series
SCB North America’s Student Affairs Committee is hosting a 2021 webinar series on topics of interest to conservation students, early-career professionals, and others!

The fourth webinar in the monthly series is:

Multiple Ways of Knowing in Conservation and Ecology

Thursday, May 13

12-1:30pm PT | 3-4:30pm ET

Ecosystems have been occupied, managed, & conserved since time immemorial. Pairing Indigenous Knowledge with western science, each with their own integrity, can allow for a more comprehensive view of ecosystem changes and species interactions.

Join us as we discuss key concepts and case studies with (left to right in image above) Dr. Lynn Lee, Marine Ecologist, and Niisii Guujaaw, Resource Conservation Biologist, at Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Dr. Sonia Ibarra, Coordinator for the Tamamta Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Dr. Andrea Reid, PI. at the University of British Columbia Centre for Indigenous Fisheries

Registration is required, please register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqdOqqrjIjE92xfutWrPVrMDLHprgv5c3J

Webinars are available to both SCB members and non-members. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the SCBNA YouTube Page – subscribe so you are notified when new recordings are posted! The first three webinar recordings are now available:


This is the fourth in our series of monthly webinars; stay tuned for more!

Please contact megan.keville@scbnorthamerica.org with any questions related to the webinar series.