Proposing a Science and Conservation Event

An essential part of ZSL's work is facilitating communication between professional scientists, researchers, practitioners, students and the general public. Towards this end, we hold 9-10 monthly public Science and Conservation Events, and 1-2 academic symposia each year under normal circumstances.

Despite the disruption of Covid-19 and the uncertainty of the year ahead, we are committed to continuing our public engagement programme, and our events are now hosted online. The call for ZSL Symposia is now open, details below.


Proposing a Symposium

File Proposal for online ZSL Symposium for 2021-2022.docx (60.68 KB) (60.68 KB)

ZSL 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 upcoming symposia will be held in an online format, offering a unique occasion to collaborate with speakers and delegates from around the world, without the obligation of travel and associated expenses. 

The call for symposia to be held in November - December 2021, and February - April 2022 is now open. Proposals are to be submitted to Eleanor Darbey at by the deadline of Monday 15 March 2021.


Proposing a Science and Conservation Event

File Proposal for online ZSL Science and Conservation Event - Spring-Summer Programme 2021.docx (43.43 KB) (43.43 KB)

ZSL's monthly Science and Conservation Events are an ideal opportunity for scientists to present new research and findings, encouraging collaborations and networking with external organisations, and helping fulfil a wider public engagement remit. Each event consists of three – four talks on a related theme, during a free public session lasting around one hour and 30 minutes. Since October 2020, our events have been hosted online, and previous events can be found here or on our YouTube ChannelYou can subscribe to our channel to be notified of future events!

The call for the 2020-2021 programme of monthly events is closed, but please get in touch with Eleanor Darbey at if you would like to discuss an idea for our 2021-2022 programme, starting in October.


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