Upcoming conservation conferences - late 2016 & 2017.

Upcoming conservation conferences – late 2016 & 2017.

2017 is going to be quite a year in terms of conservation congresses!

There’s much to be said about the pros and cons of physically attending conferences and plenty has been written about it. I am not going to dive into that debate but if you’re still equating if it makes sense to attend conferences in this new digital age you might want to read the following blog posts:

Why conferences?

Challenging the traditional conference model

Networking at traditional vs online conferences

 Flying is bad but how can we avoid it?

On the other hand, if you already have your mind set and you’re planning to attend a conference here’s some advice on how to make the most of it.

The point of this post is to share a non-exhaustive list of congresses that have captured my attention for late 2016 and the whole of 2017. As it would be expected the list is very biased towards tropical ecology and conservation (and bats!), sorry for that.

Also, please note that some registration deadlines are due (very!) soon.

I plan to keep updating this list throughout the coming year. If you happen to be aware of other conferences that should be added please drop a line.

VI Jornadas de la SECEMU (Meeting of the Spanish Bat Society), Porto, Portugal – December 2016 (deadline 20th October 2016) – https://sites.google.com/site/vijornadassecemu/home


Trends in Biodiversity and Evolution: Tropical Biodiversity, Porto, Portugal – November 2016 (deadline 21st October 2016) – https://cibio.up.pt/tibe/details/tibe2016


European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Brussels, Belgium – Feb 2017 (deadline 15 November 2016) – http://www.izw-berlin.de/welcome-197.html


International Berlin Bat Meeting, Berlin, Germany – March 2017 2017 (deadline 31st October 2016) – http://gtoe-2016.de/index.php?cat=show_start

Student Conference on Conservation Science, Cambridge, UK – March 2017 (deadline 21st October 2016) – http://www.sccs-cam.org/WEB-INF/index.htm


International Mammalogical Congress, Perth, Australia – (deadline of 28th February 2017) – http://www.promaco.com.au/IMC12/index.php


Annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Merida, Mexico – July 2017 – (deadline April 2017 ) http://www.atbc2017.org/


International Conference on Conservation Biology, Cartagena, Colombia – July 2017 (deadline not announced yet) – http://conbio.org/mini-sites/iccb-2017


European Bat Research Symposium, Donostia, Basque Country – August 2017 (deadline not announced yet) http://ebrs2017.eus/ http://www.amnh.org/our-research/center-for-biodiversity-conservation/convening-and-connecting/conferences-and-symposia/2016-sccs-ny/