Call for Submissions

The New Horizons in Conservation Conference has two ways for students and early career professionals to participate in the conference. We are looking for students and early career professionals in conservation and environmental fields who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to present on their research and/or professional work.

We will try as best we can to cover the cost of attending the conference for people whose abstracts are accepted. We will waive the conference registration fee. If requested, we will try to assist with travel and lodging costs on a first come first serve basis, but we ask that selected presenters also look for other sources of funding (for example from their school, department, or employer). Students and early career professionals receiving financial support must attend the entire conference.

Please note: Applicants may be accepted to present in a format other than their first choice. Additionally, some applicants may be asked to present on panels, instead of giving a flash talk or poster.


These are two avenues by which students and early career professionals can participate in:

Flash Talks

Flash talks are two minute, two slide presentations where presenters can speak about their research, work, or a topic of their choice. Flash talks will take place at various times on Thursday April 2nd and Friday April 3rd. Please submit your tentative flash talk title and an abstract of your talk in your application.

Poster Session

The poster session will take place on the morning of Friday April 3rd. Applicants can submit posters about their academic research or projects completed at work. Please submit a title and an abstract in your application. Participants will be responsible for printing and transporting their poster to the session and speaking to the audience at the poster fair. Posters will be judged and prizes will be awarded for top posters. 

The deadline for receiving submissions has been extended to January, 28th at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Submit an application below to be considered: