Proposing a symposium
An essential part of ZSL’s work is to facilitate communication of information between professional zoologists, researchers, students and the general public.
Towards this end the Society holds two international symposia a year. Symposia provide an opportunity for a major overview of an important area of science bearing on the general issue of the conservation of animal species and their habitats.
The two-day symposia are held at the Society’s Meeting Rooms in Regent’s Park, London. All symposia are international and usually have 200-250 participants. Topics are selected by a ZSL panel from submitted proposals, according to their scientific merit, topicality and potential for an interesting symposium that will attract a broad audience.
Organisers are then invited to develop the overall objectives of the meeting and invite up to 24 speakers. Symposia are sponsored by ZSL, usually with some other scientific or conservation organisations. Co-sponsors are usually identified and approached by the symposium organisers. All logistical arrangements are managed by the ZSL’s Scientific Meetings Co-ordinator.
Organisers have the option of using the symposium as the basis for an edited book on the topic to be published in the ZSL/Wiley-Blackwell Conservation Science and Practice book series. Book proposals need to be submitted separately and are reviewed independently of Symposium proposals.
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ZSL Science and Conservation Events
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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing - Conservation Science and Practice volume series