IUCN World Conservation Congress
May 2 - July 17
The call for proposals will be open from 2 May to 17 July 2019.
The essential content for the IUCN World Conservation Congress is provided by quality proposals, submitted on a competitive basis.
If your proposal is selected, in your session, you will have an opportunity to engage a targeted and influential audience of leaders and decision makers from government, civil society, business, and academia as well as conservation and sustainable development professionals from around the world. Hosting a session is not only an opportunity to showcase your organisation and its activities, but also a chance for you to receive feedback from key stakeholders, generate new partnerships and inform action on a global scale.
There are a number of different types of sessions you can consider hosting, from formal thematic stream sessions, focussed on developing ideas from the thematic plenaries, to training and capacity building sessions, “a Campus”, or a “Speaker Pitch” during which you can showcase your conservation work and your organisation’s achievements, to a broad audience.
The session types listed below are open for proposals. Descriptions of each session type can be found on the dedicated page.
To be selected for inclusion in the final Congress programme, event proposals must meet a series of criteria.
For example, in addition to the overall merit of the proposal, session proposals will be evaluated based on their alignment with the draft IUCN Programme 2021-2024, their gender responsiveness, their degree of youth engagement, their intended engagement with the audience, and other factors.Please refer to the Outline of the Call for Proposals for the full list of criteria, and detailed guidelines on how to submit a successful proposal.
Remember that successful events are those that involve participants, and provide ample space for discussion and the exchange of ideas. The variety of event types is intended to allow for a broad range of approaches and fora for learning and knowledge exchange. Please avoid proposing sessions featuring a series of speakers making presentations with slides!
Please note: The selection of proposals is a highly competitive process. Past Congresses have received over three times more proposals than could be accommodated. Before submitting your proposal, carefully review the Outline of the Call for Proposals, and ensure you have met all the requirements for completing the application form.