Join private, NGO, and community land conservationists from around the world at the International Land Conservation Network’s (ILCN) 2020 Global Congress, held in partnership with the First Congress of the European Land Conservation Network (ELCN)!
The 2020 Congress of the ILCN and the ELCN will build upon the momentum, conversations, collaborations, and relationships that have emerged within these two networks over the past several years. The Congress will explore a range of topics, focused on how attendees may take specific actions in their home countries to advance private land conservation. The Congress is free to participants.
The Congress will kick off with a field trip to Monserrat Natural Park, featuring important Catalonian private land conservation initiatives. It will then alternate between a series of plenary lectures and several sessions of concurrent workshops. This call for proposals invites contributions to the workshop sessions of the Congress.
The workshops will cover a wide range of diverse topics presented by experienced colleagues and experts. They will run as five sessions concurrently within five areas of focus (see below). Each workshop will be 90 minutes in length and will consist of a series of presentations by multiple speakers, followed by a facilitated panel discussion and an active dialogue with the audience, in which participants work collaboratively to advance their collective understanding of a particular topic. Workshop presenters typically present their ideas for no more than 60 minutes, leaving at least 30 minutes for questions, answers and discussion.
Areas of FocusWorkshops at the 2020 Congress will follow five tracks. Please note that the descriptions below are for guidance only and not meant to limit your ideas or suggestions for workshops.
Stewardship and ManagementThis area may include topics such as: monitoring of properties and measuring success; biodiversity conservation on properties; long-term management; working landscapes and land conservation; community-based conservation; conservation for both natural landscapes and cultural heritage
Applicants may propose one of the following:
Selection CriteriaThe Planning Committee is particularly interested in sessions that are interactive, generative, or stimulating to debate on current and future trends in the field. The Planning Committee will review and select session proposals using the following set of criteria:
All proposals must include an abstract of up to 250 words and a value proposition (up to 50 words on why the presentation would be of interest to participants).
Please complete the proposal form electronically at the following link: https://bit.ly/2WcZCnH
The Planning Committee reserves the right to solicit proposals for topics that may not yet be represented in the applicant pool.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 31, 2019
PROGRAM DECISIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY LATE SEPTEMBER.
For additional information, please contact Chandni Navalkha, Program Manager for the ILCN, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Tilmann Disselhoff, Project Coordinator of the ELCN, at email@example.com.
Thank you very much, and we look forward to receiving your proposals!