Call for Contributions

Early Review Deadline: November 30, 2017

 Final Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) and the IUCN Commission on Environment, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) invite you to share a community story at the Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods international conference:  How are local communities creating change for the better? How can we enhance the practice of and support for community conservation and sustainable livelihoods globally?

The meeting will be of interest to those in indigenous organizations, local communities, governments and nongovernmental organizations, universities and other research institutions, the private sector, funding agencies and many others, throughout the world.

The conference will include a wide range of interactive formats to encourage dialogue, learning and the exchange of experiences and knowledge, to build partnerships and to shape the future of communities, conservation and livelihoods.

Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods welcomes proposals for:

> Sessions/Events: a talking circle, a community-focused gathering, a panel discussion or roundtable, a workshop, an artistic performance (e.g. dance, drama, music), a knowledge café, a photography exhibit or film showing, or a series of oral presentations (as is typical in academic or research-focused conferences). Each session/event should focus on a clear and specific theme, involve multiple presenters, and fit into a time period of 90 minutes.

> Individual Contributions: an oral presentation, a poster, a short film or other audio-visual presentation, or an artistic performance (e.g. a piece of music, dance, short theatre performance, etc.). Each individual contribution (apart from posters) should typically involve one person presenting in a 15-minute period.

Click here to propose a Session/Event or an Individual Contribution now!

(Note that this will take you to our Contributions submission system, Ex Ordo. You will first be asked to provide your email address and some further details, to begin the submission process. You will then be able to view a set of guidelines for submitting a contribution. Those guidelines are also available below.)


* Note that these guidelines are also available within the Contributions submission system. *

In the submission process, you will first be asked whether you are providing a “Session/Event Proposal” or an “Individual Contribution”.

You will then be asked which format you prefer. If you are submitting an individual contribution proposal, when asked for the format, please choose one of oral presentation, poster, film or other audiovisual presentation, or artistic performance. If you are submitting a session/event proposal, please choose the format that best suits your proposal (see list above of session/event options).

Whatever the format chosen, the next step (“Title and Abstract”) involves providing the title for your proposed contribution, and an abstract/summary. (Note that you will be able to paste the text into the system from a separate file, if you wish, so this may be best prepared before entering the submission system.) Abstracts can be up to 400 words in length. Note that for session/event proposals you should provide as much detail as possible about its purpose and desired results, as well as details of the format and the use of the 90-minute time period.

The abstracts do not need to include the list of expected presenters, since that information is to be provided under the following “Authors” tab in the submission process.

The next step in the submission process is to choose up to 5 keywords from a menu. Keywords are divided among 4 sections – Ecosystem; Resources; Big Issues; Solutions – and you are free to make your choices of keywords from any or all of these 4 sections, choosing those that are most important in describing the contribution you are proposing. The keywords will be used in the proposal review process and in developing the conference program.

Finally, under the tab “Three Questions”, you are asked to (1) describe any special requirements for the proposed contribution, such as audiovisual needs or a certain type of room, (2) state whether you need an early review of your contribution, e.g. for a visa or funding application, and (3) if you wish, upload a photo or other graphic that is relevant to your proposed contribution, e.g. showing a specific community location, or a conservation action, or an artistic performance.