Superior Visions: Navigating Complexity Amid Constant Change
A poster presentation displays information in a static format for the duration of the conference, and facilitates discussion among colleagues during the Poster Session and Reception. Poster presentations are ideal for sharing research in progress, proposing novel concepts or approaches, and implications for natural areas protection and/or management. Read more
An individual presentation is a 15-minute talk followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. These talks are organized by the conference committee into sessions by topic. Individual presentations are suited to sharing completed research and projects, including background, methodology, results, outcomes and implications for natural areas protection and/or management. Read more
A symposium is a group of individual presentations on a particular conference topic organized by the person(s) submitting the proposal. If you're interested in organizing a symposium, please contact Lisa Smith.
A field workshop is a full-day experience that showcases and tells stories of natural areas, offers participants clear learning objectives, and affords leaders a unique opportunity to share their work and consult with natural areas professionals from across the country. Field workshop leaders, in consultation with conference staff, will develop an itinerary and provide participants with learning materials (site map, management plan, species lists, etc.). Field workshop destinations must be within one and a half hours of one-way travel time from the conference hotel. Expenses, including transportation, equipment rentals and lunch, are covered by a participant registration fee. Read more
Workshops are half-day (three-hour) or full-day (six-hour) sessions organized by conference partners where participants advance an initiative and/or develop knowledge and skills through active, hands-on engagement. Workshop formats (demonstration, classroom, etc.) are flexible and the range of potential topics is broad. Please contact the Natural Areas Conference (NAC) program committee to discuss your workshop concept before submitting a proposal. Workshop expenses are covered by a participant registration fee. Read more
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