Program

The theme for our 19th Regional Meeting is Bird Conservation in a Changing Climate.
Antillean-Crested hummingbird

The program will include special keynote and invited speakers, symposia, workshops, contributed oral paper sessions, an evening poster session, round-table discussions, and working group meetings. This page will be updated regularly as we confirm the speakers and sessions, so please check back often.

The Program is now ready and available for download!  Click on the file links (arrow to the right) at the bottom of this page to download. Delegates attending the conference will receive a hard copy in Grenada. To view a Program Summary, click here.

Keynote and Plenary Speakers (confirmed):

Chris Wood (Cornell Lab of Ornithology): Listening to BIrds: What Birds have to Tell Us

Adam Terando (US Dept of the Interior, Southeast Climate Science Center, NC State Universtiy): Climate Change Conservation in the Caribbean: Responding to the Human Response.

Ruth Blyther (The Nature Conservancy, Caribbean Program): Working with Nature to Help People Adapt to Climate Change.

Howard Nelson (President, SCSCB, Univ. of West Indies, Trinidad): Celebrating 25 Years and Making Plans for the Future: SCSCB's New Strategic Plans 2014-2018

Bryan Watts (Director of the Center for Conservation Biology): Tracking Whimbrel: Moving Towards Full Life-cycle Conservation in a Migratory Shorebird. 

Skip Glenn (Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown): Bird Branding 101: Basics of Building your Brand in a Noisy Jungle.

The call for papers is now closed. Click here for more information.

The program committee has confirmed the following paper sessions, symposia, workshops, and round-table discussions :

The following Working Groups will meet either in a 1-2 hour meeting or as part of one of the above sessions (e.g., discussion after presentations) or workshops:
  • West Indian Whistling-Duck and Wetlands
  • Monitoring
  • Media
  • Caribbean Parrots
  • White-crowned Pigeon
  • Flamingos
  • International Bicknell's Thrush Conservation Group
  • Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE)
  • Invasive Species
  • Seabirds
  • Black-capped Petrel
  • Caribbean Wildlife Art
  • UK Overseas Territory Conservation Forum Wider Caribbean (all-day closed meeting on July 26th)