Conferences and Workshops

To have your conference listed here please send an email to eman AT with the dates, website address, and a brief description of the subject matter. If possible please submit in both English and French.

April 19, 2009 – April 23, 2009 
16th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. 

Montreal, Quebec. The conference typically involves over 400 participants from 30 countries representing academia, industry, government agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders involved in the issues and seeking opportunities for cooperation and collaboration to address them.
April 24, 2009 – April 26, 2008 
Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council Conference 2009 

Jasper National Park, Alberta. Sessions will take place at the Parks Canada Palisades Stewardship Education Centre, just outside of the Jasper townsite. Early bird deadline is January 15, 2009.
April 28, 2009 – April 30, 2009 
OBBN Training Course: Bracebridge, ON 

Nipissing University Campus in Bracebridge, Ontario. Limit of 35 students. No fee for training, but registrants must cover their own food and lodging. Certificate types: Participant and Trainer (Trainers must have minimum 2 years’ experience in Network (or equivalent). Contact Nicole Solman @ on or before April 3rd, 2009 for information or to register.
May 4, 2009 – May 4, 2009 
Ontario Biodiversity Science Forum Workshop 

May 10, 2009 – May 14, 2009 
5th World Environmental Education Congress 

Montreal, QC The vision for this World Environmental Education Congress is Earth as our common home. Caring for this household, in which all life exists, calls for strong ecological identity, solidarity, and sound action at this critical period of the Earth’s history when we need to profoundly and urgently realign human endeavour within the capacities, limits, and systems of our home. The submission deadline for proposals is September 30, 2008.
May 18, 2009 – May 21, 2009 
45th annual meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association 

Acadia University, Wolfville, NS. Plants on the Periphery.
May 21, 2009 – May 22, 2009 
OBBN Training Course: Thunder Bay 

Thunder Bay, On Confederation College. EcoSuperior Environmental Programs will be hosting a Benthic Biomonitoring Training course in Thunder Bay. The course, developed by the Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network and delivered by OBBN-certified trainers, will take place over two consecutive days and will include a field-work component. This course is for people who are interested in using benthic macroinvertebrates to monitor streams and lakes using the harmonized protocols developed by the Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN). Participants demonstrating proficiency can become certified OBBN partners. The registration fee of $150.00 will cover lunches, refreshments and limited equipment. Please see the attached file for the Agenda and registration form. This workshop fills up fast so please register early to avoid disappointment. Final date for registrations is May 1st .
May 26, 2009 – May 29, 2009 
8th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop 

Acadia University, Wolfville, NS.
June 1, 2009 – June 4, 2009 
2030 NORTH: A National Planning Conference 

Ottawa Marriott, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Session Chairs Rob Huebert, Oran Young, John Donihee, David Hik, and Franklyn Griffiths; and a distinguished list of panellists are now confirmed. The early registration deadline is February 28.
June 1, 2009 – June 3, 2009 
e-Biosphere 09 

London, UK. The goals of the e-Biosphere 09 Conference will be to:  Present and discuss the extraordinary progress made in Biodiversity Informatics over the past decade  Provide participants with demonstrations of current capabilities in this field.  Bring stakeholders together to create a roadmap for the next decade. Early Bird Discount Ends on 1 April 2009.
June 1, 2009 – June 3, 2009 
International forum on integrated water resource management 

Université de Sherbrooke, QC. This unique event hosted in Québec will create an opportunity for participants and speakers from all over the world to discuss the practical tools to be used in the service of improved water quality, to share field experience and to build new partnership.
June 1, 2009 – June 3, 2009 
International forum on integrated water management 

At the Cultural centre of the Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). The International forum on integrated water management which will take place from June 1 to 3, 2009 is jointly hosted by COGESAF (Comité de gestion du bassin versant de la rivière St-François) and the Centre universitaire de formation en environnement (CUFE, Université de Sherbrooke) Principal themes are Characterization and diagnostic tools, governance and planning tools, information and joint action tools and intervention tools for the major water-related issues. This forum will be a meeting place for researchers and students, government officers, basin and environmental organisations as well as economic, political and community players from around the world.
June 11, 2009 – June 12, 2009 
Ecosystem Services on Corporate Lands 

The first annual Ecosystem Services on Corporate Lands conference, presented by the Wildlife Habitat Council in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, will focus on the connections between habitat management, biodiversity conservation, and sustainability with ecosystem-based strategies.
June 22, 2009 – June 26, 2009 
3rd GLOBEC Open Science Meeting 

Victoria, British Columbia. Submit abstracts by January 31.
June 22, 2009 – June 28, 2009 
National Pollinator Week 

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July 5, 2009 – July 9, 2009 
World Youth Symposium on Biodiversity 

Ottawa, ON The focus of the symposium will be to celebrate the work students (grade 6-12) are doing at home reguarding local biodiversity efforts, to experience Canadian biodiversity with a full scale Bio-Blitz, and to develop methods to implement the Global Youth’s Accord for Biodiversity.
July 8, 2009 – July 11, 2009 
Strengthening Stewardship: Investing at Every Step 

MacEwan Conference Centre, Calgary, AB. National Stewardship & Conservation Conference This event will build upon the 2006 national stewardship conference in Newfoundland. For more details, please contact the Land Stewardship Centre of Canada.
July 19, 2009 – July 23, 2009 
Coastal Zone 2009 

Boston, Massachusetts. Our coastal and ocean landscape is changing, whether it’s the climate, shoreline, habitat, or even the people setting and implementing policy. Join us for Coastal Zone 09 from July 19 to 23, 2009, in Boston, Massachusetts, as we explore the many facets of change and share tools and information to help in managing our changing coastal and ocean resources.
August 2, 2009 – August 7, 2009 
94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America 

Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 26 is the deadline for submitting abstracts.
August 2, 2009 – August 9, 2009 
94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America 

Albuquerque, New Mexico Meeting Theme: Ecological Knowledge and a Global Sustainable Society.
August 2, 2009 – August 7, 2009 
13th GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Annual Conference 

Calgary, AB
September 7, 2009 – September 11, 2009 
Long-term ecosystem research – understanding the present to shape the future 

Zurich, Switzerland.