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World Biodiversity Forum - Abstract submission extended, Registration open

  • 1.  World Biodiversity Forum - Abstract submission extended, Registration open

    Posted 11-08-2019 06:43
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    Abstract Submission extended, Registration open.

    Join us for the World Biodiversity Forum 2020, taking place the 23 – 28 February in Davos, and explore the future of biodiversity. 

    Dear colleagues

    The World Biodiversity Forum 2020, scheduled from 23 - 28 February 2020, will bring to­geth­er lead­ing re­searchers, ear­ly ca­reer re­searchers, prac­ti­tion­ers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from dif­fer­ent sec­tors, de­ci­sion-mak­ers and so­ci­etal ac­tors to have a con­ver­sa­tion on the kind of fu­ture we want for bio­di­ver­si­ty. The conference aims to re­de­fine and set the agen­da for bio­di­ver­si­ty as a fo­cal point over the next 10 years in cur­rent themes and top­ics across sec­tors.

    Sessions and Workshops

    With oral and poster sessions, interactive workshops, debates and events, an exciting programme awaits you. We are also happy to welcome an amazing array of plenary speakers

    Abstract Submission

    We accept proposals for oral and poster contributions, the abstract submission deadline was extended to 24 November 2019 – make sure to submit your contribution here. Poster and oral contributions are considered as being equal, and will have the same status at the conference. We look forward to receiving your contributions.


    Registration is now open as well, find out all about conference fees and special rates and register through the online system on the same page. Early Bird registration deadline is 13 December 2019.


    Booking your hotel or a holiday flat is easy; just use our online booking platform under "accommodation" to find the best place for you to stay. Keep in mind that February is ski holiday season in Davos – make sure to book your room as soon as possible.

    Student volunteers

    We are looking for student volunteers (Master or PhD level) to assist with registration and general logistics during the conference. In return, we waive the registration fees. Student volunteers will be able to present their work in poster format. Apply by sending to a motivation letter, and providing proof of your student status, to Anja Schilling.

    For more information on the World Biodiversity Forum, visit or contact or

    Thank you very much for your cooperation, we are looking forward to welcoming you in Davos.

    Cornelia Krug and Anja Schilling,

    on behalf of the Scientific Organisation Committee of the World Biodiversity Forum

    Michael Schaepman, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Lynne Shannon, Anna Deplazes-Zemp, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, Maria Joao Santos, Owen Petchey,Rees Kassen, Craig Starger, Eva Spehn and Debra Zuppinger-Dingley


    Dr. Cornelia Krug


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