About SCCS

The Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) – Bengaluru was founded in 2010  by a group of like-minded individuals passionate about encouraging young minds around the country to explore the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. The conference is a multi-day event designed to facilitate interaction among diverse members of the Indian conservation science network and encourage exchange of research ideas, technical knowledge, and experience related to conserving wildlife.

The SCCS family comprises the international sister conferences held in Cambridge, Australia, Beijing, Bangalore, New York and Hungary aimed solely at students — the first of its kind. More information about the sister conferences can be found at here

New York 2-4 October 2019

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Conference Application Closes Monday, April 15!

If you are currently a undergraduate or graduate student, post-doc, or early career professional in a conservation related field – in the natural or social sciences, or their intersection – we want to include your perspective!

SCCS Australia in Brisbane 3-10 July 2019

October 2018: Abstract Submissions & Registration OPEN

The program is designed for post-graduate students pursuing studies within the field of conservation science, including (but not limited to) ecology, environmental science, resource management, geography, economics, and social sciences. Registration is open to post-graduate students and early career researchers (ECRs) from anywhere in the world, with a focus on Asia-Oceania.

SCCS Europe – Connecting Eastern and Western Europe 27-31 August 2019

15th April: Registration and abstract submission opens

SCCS Europe provides a unique opportunity for students and early career researchers to present results, exchange ideas, and enjoy the company of others, including brilliant experts.

SCCS-Bengaluru 2019 is a four-day conference that includes workshops, plenary talks, student poster presentations and talks, and various activities aimed at networking and introduction to numerous national and international institutions and organisations involved in conservation and conservation research. Of these, the plenary sessions scheduled for each evening are open for free public attendance. All the sessions are targeted at student capacity-building to aid their young conservation careers. SCCS-Bengaluru 2019 will focus on conservation-related work in and by students and researchers from Asia and Africa.

SPONSORS:

SCCS-Bengaluru is supported by the invaluable generosity of the following organisations:

ORGANIZERS: 

SCCS-Bng is organised & hosted by the Indian Institute of Science, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Foundation for Ecological Security and Nature Conservation Foundation. The core responsibilities are handled by the Organising Committee, with support from an Advisory Committee and an Administrative & Support Team. Aside from these teams, a huge number of volunteers dedicate their time to ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the conference.

Organising Committee :
R. Sukumar (Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science)
Uma Ramakrishnan (National Centre for Biological Sciences)
Shomen Mukherjee (Azim Premji University)
Tarsh Thekaekara (The Shola Trust)
Abinand Reddy (Nature Conservation Foundation)
Vani Srikanta (Daskshin Foundation)
Mariann (Daskshin Foundation)
Suhel Quader (Nature Conservation Foundation)

Advisory Committee
Administrative & Support Team

REGISTER:

In order to attend any non-public session, participate, or present at SCCS-Bng, registration is mandatory. Registration can be done online or at the conference venue.

To register online, please follow the registration and payment instructions. First, please create an account on the website for which a valid email address will be necessary. Upon account creating, you will be provided a link to the payment gateway where the fee must be paid. Payment can be made via online funds transfer, netbanking, credit card, debit card, or cash card. Upon successful payment, you will receive email confirmation of your payment and registration as well as your unique Registration Number. This Registration Number must then be entered into your SCCS account details for the registration to be complete. Please note that this Registration Number is essential for all conference-related activities.

To register at the conference venue, please ensure you have sufficient funds on your person in the form of cash as well as your institutional identification card. Registration will occur at the designated registration desk near the entrance of the venue. Our volunteers will be present to assist you.

Registration fees:

Early bird [student], 15- 08-2019 – Rs. 3000/-
Early bird [non-student], 15- 08-2019 –  Rs. 3500/-
Regular [student],16-08-2019 to 14-10-2019 – Rs. 3500/-
Regular [non-student]16-08-2019 to 14-10-2019 – Rs. 4000/-
Spot [student],15-10-2019 – Rs. 4000/-
Spot [non-student], 15-10-2019 – Rs. 4500/-

Cancellation Policy:

Until 00:00 hrs IST on  August 2019:

Write to us and we will provide you with a full on-line refund of the registration fees (after deduction of banking and other transaction charges). This will be directly refunded to the card / account from which the payment was made.

After 00:00 hrs IST on  August 2019:

No refund will be considered. In exceptional cases, e.g. you are unable to obtain a visa in time, you could contact us at sccs@sccs-bng.org for a refund with scans of relevant documents. Refund of spot registration fee is not available.