ATBC Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting – 25 to 28 March 2017

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Symposia are accepted, and ATBC is now open for abstract submission. Please check our Keynotes and Symposia page!

Abstract submission and registration opened on December 1st and will run until January 15th.  Abstracts can either be submitted to an existing symposium or to an appropriate one of our four conference themes, where they will be grouped with similar presentations to form symposia after abstract submission closes.

Register now to receive regular updates on conference activities.

Registration is now open!

Please register prior to submitting an abstract (the option to submit an abstract will be made available upon registering). All abstracts will be accepted as either a poster or an oral presentation. If, for any exceptional reason, your abstract is rejected by the committee, registration fees will be fully reimbursed. Registration fees can be paid in either dollars or RMB. Development status should be the status of your affiliation.

Members wanting to check their ATBC membership number please email Alice Hughes:



Conference: Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals – Environmental Law, Policy and Management, Nov 9 to 11 @ NUS

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Conference Details

Dates: 9 – 11 November 2016
Time: 8:30am to 6:00pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium
National University of Singapore, 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244

Please find appended the full conference programme and registration brochure. Registration and payment can also be made online at

Kindly note that the 4th Asia Environment Lecture is complimentary, but registration is required via

2016 International Conference on Entomology – 3 to 5 Dec, India

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Registration Deadline Oct 15!
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OpenCon -12 to 14 Nov 2016, Washington, DC

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OpenCon is the conference and community for students and early career professionals interested in advancing Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. OpenCon 2016 will be held on November 12-14 in Washington, DC. Each year, OpenCon brings together a diverse, representative, and engaged group of participants, with travel scholarships available to most participants. For this reason, attendance at OpenCon 2016 is by application only.


The benefits of applying for OpenCon 2016 extend far beyond attending the Washington, DC meeting. It’s an opportunity to find collaborators, get connected with scholarships to attend related conferences, and be recognized by the community for the work you do to promote Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. To find out more about OpenCon before applying, click here. To learn more about these issues, click here.

Applications are due by Monday July 11 at 11:59pm U.S. Pacific Time.


14th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles – 1 to 4 Aug 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana

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The meeting, sponsored by Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc., is co-hosted by the Turtle Survival Alliance and the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG). Hosting an average of more than 250 attendees over the past several years, the symposium represents the largest gathering of non-marine turtle biologists in the world and provides an unmatched opportunity for networking and strategizing turtle conservation. By bringing such a diversity of “turtle minds” together, the meeting is a catalyst for the creation of new programs, initiatives and partnerships.

Early Registration fee ends July 5! Abstract submission deadline is June 13.


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ECSA Citizen Science Conference – 19 to 21 May 2016, Berlin

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The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) Citizen Science Conference 2016 aims at policy makers, science funders, scientists, practitioners in the field of citizen science, NGOs and interested citizens. This trans-disciplinary conference will highlight, demonstrate and debate the innovation potential of citizen science for science, society and policy and its role within open science and innovation.

The 3 day conference will provide the arena to showcase how both new and traditional ways of citizens working with scientist can enable transformative potential to enhance science-policy and social impact, scientific advancement, scientific literacy and empowerment. Of particular importance will be the role of citizen science within wider agendas such as ensuring open science and innovation, and progressing towards responsible research and innovations:

  • An inspiring conference that brings together enthusiasts for Citizen Science, policy makers and scientists.
  • Opportunities to present your Citizen Science project and to exchange experiences with others.
  • Keynote presentations and other diverse conference formats such as paper sessions, split sessions, round tables and collaborative sessions.
  • Lots of stimulating discussions, networking and fun moments with like-minded people.

Important Deadlines

  • February 22: Deadline submission of abstracts
  • March 24: End of early bird payment


SCB & ATBC Asia Meeting – 29 June to 2 July 2016 @ NUS

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The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Asia section and the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) Asia-Pacific chapter are jointly organizing “Sustainable Landscapes for People, Business and Biodiversity” at the National University of Singapore for the Asia Chapter Meeting from 29 June – 2 July 2016.

The SCB and ATBC are the two largest non-profit international professional organizations devoted to the conservation of biodiversity, with >10,000 members worldwide. This is the first time that SCB Asia-Pacific and ATBC Asia regional chapters will jointly host a meeting. Conservation Asia 2016 will attract up to 500 delegates from up to 80 countries. Participants will be conservation managers, agribusiness and extractive industry leaders, policy makers, conservation scientists and students from the academic, business, NGO and government communities.

Important dates:

1 January 2016

Abstract submission and conference registration opens

28 February 2016

End of early bird registration

28 February 2016

Abstract submission closes

30 April 2016

Regular registration ends