Join us at the Conservation Optimism Summit 2017!

To propose a session, please use the form linked below.

Submissions and registrations are now closed.

An explanation of the session types

There are four timeslots for workshop-style sessions on days 1 and 2, each of which is linked to a specific theme. Sessions will run in parallel strands within each timeslot, and you may propose a 1 or 2 hour session.

The “not a poster” sessions at lunchtime on Day 1 or 2 give individuals a space to present their ideas using any visual aids that are not ┬ástandard conference posters. These sessions run during the lunch hour (we will make sure presenters are able to get lunch!).

The creative session evening time-slot on Day 1 is a fluid space to showcase ideas, achievements, artistic talent and creativity in any format. You can propose a session of any length up to 2 hours.

On the ZSL day we have three locations where sessions of different types will run through the day:

In the Meeting Rooms lecture theatre, there is the opportunity to run panel discussions, give talks or performances and present films. Your proposed session should be short, ideally 30 minutes long, as this session will be particularly well subscribed.

In the Prince Albert Suite there will be spaces to set out a stall or display, for a half or whole day.

In the ZSL courtyard, there is the flexibility to give performances, interactive talks or displays of any length.

We particularly welcome new and innovative ways to communicate conservation success and inspire our delegates, and welcome submissions which incorporate art, music, film and new technologies.

The attendees on Days 1 and 2 will be conservation professionals, academics, and people with a particular interest in the topic (business, media, policy-makers). The attendees on Day 3 will include these people, but will be predominately the general public. Please bear this in mind when proposing your session.

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