2nd International Wildlife Reintroduction Conference

Schedule

 
 

Over the course of three days in November 2018, Lincoln Park Zoo in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) will host nine themed sessions, showcasing 50 speakers sharing information, triumphs and tribulations from experiences restoring wildlife back into the wild.

 Interested in one of the available session speaker slots? If you are interested in being included as a speaker, please use the link provided once you have registered to submit your abstract for consideration.

Abstract submissions close 30 March 2018 5pm CST, and submitters will be advised in early June 2018.

Conference check will be available at Registration Desk in Café Brauer, Lincoln Park Zoo starting Tuesday November 13th and will available throughout the conference from 7:30-17:30.

 

TimeSession TopicSpeaker Talk Title
Tuesday November 13
13:00-19:30 Conference Registration opens at Cafe Brauer
17:30-19:30 Pre-conference Ice Breaker Reception at Small-mammal Reptile House
Wednesday November 14
8:30-8:40 Welcoming remarks
8:40-9:20 Plenary: Mark Stanley Price "What future do we want?"
9:20-9:50 Coffee Break
9:50-12:00 Session 1: Decision-Making in the Face of Uncertainty Keynote: Sarah Converse TBD
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:00-13:00 Lunch available at Park Place Cafe
13:00-14:40 Session 2a: Demographic Studies Keynote: Doug Armstrong TBD
 
 
 
 
 
14:40-15:10 Coffee Break
13:00-14:40 Session 2b: Multi-Species Keynote: Carl Jones TBD
 
 
 
 
16:30-17:30 Journal Announcement
17:30-20:00 Poster Session Night 1 at Regenstein Center for African Apes
Thursday November 15
8:30-8:40 Notices and housekeeping
8:40-9:20 Plenary: Richard Hobbs “Restoration ecology and reintroductions”
9:20-9:50 Coffee Break
9:50-12:00 Session 3: Ecosystems Keynote: Sarah Dalrymple “Biotic and abiotic interactions”
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:00-13:00 Lunch available at Park Place Cafe
13:00-14:00 Session 4a: The Broader Context of Reintroduction Keynote: Ignacio Jiminez “Social and organization structures”
 
 
 
 
 
14:40-15:10 Coffee Break
15:10-16:30 Session 4b: Values and Culture    
 
 
 
16:30-17:30 Discussion
17:30-20:00 Poster Session Night 2 at Regenstein Center for African Apes
Friday November 16
8:30-8:40 Notices and housekeeping
8:40-9:20 Plenary: Alienor Chauvenet
9:20-9:50 Coffee Break
9:50-12:00 Session 5a: Future Opportunities Keynote: Axel Moehrenschlager TBD
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:00-13:00 Lunch available at Park Place Cafe
13:00-14:40 Session 5b: Future Opportunities Keynote: Phil Seddon “Synthetic biology: implications for conservation translocation”
 
 
 
 
 
14:40-15:10 Coffee Break
13:00-14:40 Session 6: Future Actions Keynote: John Ewen TBD
Panel Discussion discussing the future of reintroduction.
17:00-17:20 Closing Address François Sarrazin