12th Annual Research and Conservation Conference

The Long Point Biosphere Region is pleased to invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation or poster at our 12th Annual Research and Conservation Conference.  Click here for letter of invitation.

  • Date: Friday, November 1st , 2024
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Port Dover Lions Community Centre

As one of Canada’s 19 Biosphere Reserves in Canada designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Long Point Biosphere Region provides support for research, monitoring, education, and information exchange related to local, national and global issues of biodiversity conservation and sustainability.

This year’s Research and Conservation Conference is an excellent opportunity for academic and student researchers, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the public to take part in a lively exchange of ideas related to local environmental sustainability and conservation.

We invite proposals for paper presentations and stand-alone poster presentations.  Proposals must be relevant and/or applicable to Long Point Biosphere Region.

Submission instructions:

All proposals must be submitted by June 25th, 2024.

The conference organizing committee is accepting two distinct types of proposals. Presentation and Poster proposals – proposals should be submitted HERE

  • Conference Presentation: to fit segments time slots of 20 minutes (including 5 minutes for questions and answers). Presenters will be scheduled throughout he day in the most appropriate order based on the topic. Shorter presentations will also be considered and evaluated based on available time slots.
  • Conference Poster: Selected poster projects will be displayed at the venue for attendees to browse and discuss with representatives.

All submissions should clearly state the type of submission (e.g. individual paper, conference poster, thesis presentation, etc.) and include an abstract of 200–300 words including:

  • The topic of study
  • Goals and objectives
  • Key findings and conclusions
  • Institutional affiliation and contact email of the contributor(s).

Presentations must be formatted in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Acceptance confirmations will be sent on July 15, 2024.

There will be a small registration fee of $45.00 for adults and $25.00 for students to cover the cost of a healthy lunch, snacks and coffee breaks. We look forward to receiving your submissions.


Call for Papers / Poster Submissions Deadline June 25th, 2024

Notification of Acceptance July 15th, 2024

Presentation Schedule Release September 5th, 2024

Event Registration Open / Close Now / November 1st, 2024

Cynthia Brink, Conference Coordinator at: conference@longpointbiosphere.com

Cell phone: 226-567-0465

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