NACCB 2020 Student and Early Career-Focused Events

The NACCB 2020 Student Affairs Committee has organized a great line-up of student/early-career events for NACCB 2020. Please see below for opportunities to engage. Registered attendees can access these events by logging in to your NACCB profile, navigate the conference program to find the event, and join via the link provided. We hope you’ll join us!

Group Mentoring LunchWeds, July 29, 12pm – 1:15pm MT (must sign-up during registration)
This is a group mentoring luncheon where one or two mentors will be grouped with early-career mentees into zoom breakout groups based on (1) topics of interest and (2) areas of advice.

Speed Networking w/ the SCB Social Sciences Working Group Tues, July 28, 2:30 – 4:00pm MT (must sign up during registration)
This event will involve Speed-Networking for students with 20 cross-disciplinary professionals – students will rotate through 20 three-minute “speed-dates” with professionals (registration required).

#BlackBirdersWeek Mentor Panel – Time TBD (check the program soon!)
Join the #BlackBirdersWeek and #BlackAFinStem Organizers for a mentoring panel discussion about their experiences and path into conservation related careers, including #SciComm.

Virtual Birding Webinar – Weds, July 29, 10:30 – 12pm MT The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will be hosting a birding webinar – more details to come, check the program soon!

Virtual Tour of the Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Q&ATues, July 28, 2:30 – 4:00pm MT
This session will consist of a virtual tour of the Mountains to Plains Project in CO, with drone footage, commentary, and some slides, followed by a Q&A with one of the Bird Conservancy researchers, Erin Youngberg.

Coffee Chats – during Morning Breaks, 10:00am – 10:30am MT Tues – Thurs
Join the NACCB Student Affairs Subcommittee for a series of coffee chats! These chats will be led by an undergraduate or graduate student, but offer participants of all professional levels and backgrounds to come together for an informal discussion around fascinating topics (coming to the program soon!). All are welcome; in particular, we encourage emerging scholars, including undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs and pre-tenure faculty to attend.

And don’t forget to check out the presentations and posters by Student Presentation Award Finalists, listed here. Winners will be announced prior to the Thursday Plenary, July 30, 10:30-12:00pm.