[Coral-List] FW: International Marine Conservation Congress
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Mon Oct 6 16:15:35 EDT 2008
> PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
> The call for proposals for oral presentations, speed
> presentations, and posters for the International Marine Conservation
> Congress (incorporating IMPAC2) is open until 15 October 2008.
> Details for submission can be found at the conference website,
> The Marine Section of the Society for Conservation Biology will be
> hosting its first stand-alone meeting, the International Marine
> Conservation Congress (IMCC), from 20-24 May 2009 at George Mason
> University near Washington D.C. This will be an interdisciplinary
> meeting that will engage natural and social scientists, managers,
> policy-makers, and the public. The goal of the IMCC is to put
> conservation science into practice through public and media outreach
> and the development concrete products (e.g., policy briefs, blue ribbon
> position papers) that will be used to drive policy change and
> implementation. This meeting will encompass the 2nd International
> Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC1 was held in Geelong,
> Australia in October 2005). The IMPAC2 component will consist of
> an organized
> cross cutting issue within the IMCC addressing MPAs though the full
> range of posters, papers, workshops and symposia.
> IMCC encourages authors to submit papers that apply to the major
> Themes and tracks below, describing original work, including methods,
> techniques, applications, tools, issues, reporting research results
> and/or indicating future directions.
> Major themes that will be addressed include:
> -Global Climate Change*,
> -the Land-Sea Interface*,
> -Ecosystem-based Management, and
> -Poverty and Globalization*
> Cross-cutting issues encompass topics of global relevance and
> importance to marine conservation that relate to the major themes:
> -Marine Protected Areas
> -Education, Outreach and Capacity Building*
> -Governance Arrangements*
> -Fisheries and Aquaculture*
> *We are particularly interested in submission in these themes.
> We anticipate that cross-cut issues will result in proposals on a
> variety of sub-topics.
> Individuals are limited to being the primary presenter for only one
> oral, speed, or poster presentation. If your name appears on more than
> one abstract, make sure you are listed as the presenter for only one
> of them.
> ORAL PRESENTATIONS will be limited to 15 minutes: 12 minutes for
> presentation and 3 minutes for questions. Contributed oral
> presentations will be grouped by theme and topic.
> POSTER PRESENTATIONS
> Poster presenters will receive general instructions on poster format
> In the email notification of acceptance. Posters will be displayed
> prominently and for the entire meeting; special sessions dedicated to
> posters will allow in-depth discussion between authors and attendees.
> SPEED PRESENTATIONS
> If your paper topic would be of interest to a wide range of people and
> you would like your presentation to lead to an extended conversation
> with colleagues who are specifically interested in your work, you may
> wish to submit an abstract for a speed presentation. In the first hour
> of a speed presentation session, 15 speakers will be given four (4)
> minutes each to present their key ideas and results. In the second
> hour, presenters will station themselves at separate tables where they
> can interact with people who are interested in learning more about their
> *We strongly encourage submissions for speed presentations!
> PLENARY SPEAKERS
> Dr. Daniel Pauly, Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, Dr. Rod Fujita, Dorothy
> Childers and Alexandra Cousteau.
> Dr. Callum Roberts will be giving the Dr. Ransom A. Myers Memorial
> Lecture at the evening banquet on May 24th.
> PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
> Please go to www.conbio.org/IMCC
> IMPORTANT DATES
> 1st Call for oral presentations, speed presentations, and posters:
> 1 September - 15 October 2008, decisions by 30 November 2008
> 2nd Call for 1500 word submissions (for submissions accepted at the
> first call only):
> 1 December 2008 - 15 January 2009, decisions by 1 February 2009
> Early bird registration:
> 15 November 2008 - 15 February 2009
> CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
> We encourage proposals from individuals or groups involved in cutting
> edge conservation science or practice who can demonstrate an alignment
> with the goals of the Society for Conservation Biology and the SCB
> Marine Section, which are:
> * Conservation Science: The scientific research and knowledge
> needed to understand and conserve biological diversity is
> funded, completed, disseminated and applied to research, management
> and policy.
> * Conservation Management: Conservation practitioners and
> managers are provided the scientific information and
> recommendations needed to
> conserve biological diversity at all scales.
> * Policy: Policy decisions of major international conventions,
> governments, organizations, and foundations, are effectively
> informed and improved by the highest quality scientific counsel,
> analysis,and recommendations so as to advance the conservation of
> biological diversity.
> * Education: Education, training, and capacity building programs
> are identified, strengthened, and developed to inform the public,
> education leaders, and support current and future generations of
> conservation scientists and practitioners.
> To increase the probability that your abstract will be
> accepted, and in your preferred format, please consider the following
> criteria carefully:
> 1. scientific merit
> 2. application to marine conservation/management
> 3. relevance to chosen theme/cross-cutting issue(s)
> 4. relevance to IMCC theme ("From science to management and
> 5. clarity of presentation (e.g. abstract begins with a clear
> statement of an issue and ends with a substantive conclusion)
> Please note: We do require that all presenters register for
> the IMCC by the end of early bird registration: 15 February 2009
> TRAVEL GRANTS
> To encourage international and student participation, we will offer
> the opportunity to apply for grants to offset travel and other expenses.
> Please go to the following website:
> MENTORING PROGRAM
> To encourage participation of members whose first language is not
> English, we will offer a mentoring service for participants who wish
> to submit abstracts for oral, speed or poster presentations.
> If you want to take advantage of this mentoring program, simply submit
> an abstract according to the standard guidelines; indicate that
> English is not your first language, and that you would like your
> abstract to
> be mentored.
> Instructions will be sent to your email address after you submit your
> abstract online. A mentor will contact you and provide guidance on
> grammar and clarity
> of writing. The mentor also will ensure that the abstract meets the
> technical criteria for submission. Note that it is NOT the role of the
> mentor to provide scientific guidance, or to write the abstract.
> FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
> Please email IMCCprogram at conbio.org
> Ellen Hines, PhD
> Chair, Scientific Program, IMCC
> Associate Professor
> Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies
> San Francisco State University
> 1600 Holloway Ave
> San Francisco, CA 94132
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