American Museum of Natural History – 7th annual SCCS-NY on October 20-22, 2016

American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and its partners invite graduate students, post-docs, and early-career professionals to take part in the seventh annual Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York. SCCS-NY 2016 will take place on October 20-22, 2016.

Abstract submissions are accepted March 1 – April 8.

As a part of the only international series of conservation conferences featuring students, SCCS-NY provides opportunities for emerging scientists to professionally network, gain experience, and present and get feedback on their work. Interactions with peers as well as leaders in science, policy and management will encourage collaborations, inspire further research, and create lasting professional connections.

Last year, SCCS-NY 2015 hosted over 200 participants, representing 29 countries and 15 U.S. states.

Who Should Attend?
If you’re currently a graduate student, post-doc, or have worked in conservation for three years or less, we encourage you to participate! Whatever your focus – biology, social sciences, medicine, economics, architecture, the law – if it has relevance to conservation, we want to include your perspective!

How to Apply
Please visit the conference application and registration site for more information on how to submit your abstract and apply.

Important Dates
March 1: Attendee registration and abstract submission for potential presenters opens
April 8: Abstract submission deadline for potential presenters
May 6: Abstract selection notifications sent out
July 15: Deadline for invited presenters to confirm involvement
July 15: Earlybird registration fee deadline

The registration fee is $150 USD – or register by July 15th to get the $125 USD earlybird registration rate! Fee includes admission to three full days of presentations, workshops, poster session and reception, resource fair, special events, daily lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments, access to American Museum of Natural History exhibitions, and discounts in Museum shops.

*Please note: At this time we do not have funds to assist participants with travel or registration costs.


Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: