The 2018 conference
The next conference will take place on 27-29 March 2018 in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.
Delegates and speakers come from all over the world to take part.
The Student Conference on Conservation Science is run by:
Andrew Balmford 1
Rhys Green1, 2
Rosie Trevelyan 3
Shireen Green 1
Bill Adams 4
Guy Cowlishaw 5
Piero Visconti 6
Julia Jones 8
Nigel Leader-Williams 9
Mike Rands 10
Juliet Vickery 2
1 - Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
2 - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
3 - Tropical Biology Association
4 - Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
5 - Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
6 - University College London, ZSL
8 - Bangor University
9 - Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
10 - Cambridge Conservation Initiative
Dr Paula Kahumbu (CEO of WildlifeDirect)
Professor David Kleijn (Wageneingen University and Research)
Professor Rashid Sumaila (University of British Columbia)
Professor Rosie Woodroffe (Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London)
The most important part of the three-day programme will be poster sessions and fifteen minute talks by students on any aspect of conservation science. Presentations of work in progress, from a broad range of countries, and from economic and social as well as biological aspects of conservation, will all be welcome. Besides the posters and talks, there will also be workshops, presentations by conservation NGOs and agencies and social events designed to give participants the opportunity to make new contacts in their own and related disciplines. Prizes are awarded to posters and talks of outstanding quality and relevance to conservation.
View our page on how to apply for the conference and prepare talks and posters.
If your presentation has been accepted, view our guide to help prepare talks and posters.
Costs and benefits
The conference fee of £80 includes carbon offset, registration, lunches, tea and coffee and three evening events. A limited amount of accommodation with breakfast will be available at St. Catharine's College at £39 per person per night. Reasonably priced evening meals are available nearby. We've been able to keep costs as low as possible, thanks to sponsorship by a number of organisations. Accommodation links can be found on getting here.
Applications - the application process will open later in the summer of 2016.
Please fill in and return the application form by Friday 20 October 2017 at 10:00 a.m GMT. On it, you are invited to submit a short abstract of your proposed talk or poster, but it is not essential to present a talk or poster in order to attend.
If you come from a developing country or eastern Europe you can also apply for a bursary (see application form) to assist with travel and other costs. We will also pay your conference fee and accommodation during the conference. Please note that we are only able to help a small number of applicants and cannot help those already based or on a scholarship in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Western Europe or North America. Please view this table before applying to see whether you qualify. We will consider applicants only from Lower Income (LIC), Lower Middle Income (LMC) and Upper Middle Income (UMC) countries for bursaries. Bursaries are most likely to be awarded to applicants offering a good quality talk or poster.
Students from developing countries and eastern Europe may apply for an internship to enable them extend their visit to the UK after the conference in order to carry out mutually beneficial work with a conservation organisation or academic institution. Again we cannot help those already settled in or on a scholarship in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Western Europe, North America or any developed (High Income) country regardless of their country of origin. Please visit our internship page for more details and view this table before applying as we will consider anyone from Lower Income (LIC), Lower Middle Income (LMC) and Upper Middle Income (UMC) countries for our internship programme. The internship period has to be for four weeks and is expected to begin straight after the conference. No pre-conference internships are allowed. If awarded an internship, we will pay your conference fee and accommodation during the conference. Internships are most likely to be awarded to applicants offering a good quality talk or poster.
Please click on the logo links below to visit the conference sponsors' web sites.