The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will bring together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
If you want to be part of the Congress and host an event during the Forum, the Call for Contributions (9 June to 15 October 2015) is your one and only entry point! This is a competitive process and successful events must meet a series of criteria.
There are a total of 560 slots available for hosting an event during the Forum (135 workshops, 200 Knowledge Café sessions, 200 posters and 25 training courses at the Conservation Campus). There is also a series of criteria that will be used to select the proposals that will make it to the final Congress programme. These include:
- The relevance of the proposal to the Congress Theme and to the draft IUCN Programme 2017-2020;
- The relevance of the proposal to the overall Congress objectives;
- Its contribution to one or more of the overall Forum targets: to showcase that conservation works, to promote interaction and participation, to catalyze new actions and transformative initiatives (higher ranking if the latter);
- Contribution to international conservation debates (SDG; CBD; UNFCCC, etc.);
- The different perspectives and positions on the topic addressed during the session; or
- The broad scope of stakeholders (including from a gender and an intergenerational perspective) associated with the topic.