The Call for Speakers is now open! We welcome your proposals.
Please take time to read all the relevant information. Once you submit, you will hear back from us at the end of January 2020 with a final decision on your proposal.

The Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas has been an event for professionals and organisations in nature conservation in the Pacific for 45 years. Its programme is designed to encourage the exchange and analysis of information on the State of Conservation in Oceania as well as on what organisations are doing and learning. This exchange and analysis is a crucial input for planning the new agenda for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific.

To ensure a quality analysis and plan the Conference needs strong content. That content is provided by quality proposals, submitted on a competitive basis.

Speaking in a session or hosting a parallel session is an opportunity to showcase your organisation’s knowledge and its activities to an audience brought together to set the Pacific agenda for nature conservation. There will be Pacific island governments, intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, donors, development partners, community groups, youth groups and interested individuals.

The parallel sessions are based on the 6 major themes of the Conference (Thematic streams). The sessions aim to develop the ideas presented in the plenaries.

Want to participate as a speaker?

The parallel session types listed below are open for proposals to participate as a speaker

Analytic sessions (aim to deepen the analysis of the current status on specific topics related to one of the thematic streams)

Showcase sessions (aim to showcase nature conservation practises; inputs of these sessions will be used in a post conference good practise publication)

Want to host a session?

The parallel session types listed below are open for proposals to host a session: 

Panel sessions (aim to fostering debate on emerging issues in one of the thematic streams)

Dialogues (aim to fostering debate on lessons learned, innovative solutions to ongoing challenges in one of the thematic streams)

Conservation Hackatons (interactive sessions focusing on tackling concrete Pacific nature conservation challenges)

To be selected for inclusion in the final Conference programme, proposals must meet a set of criteria.

Refer to the Call for Speakers or Hosting a Session for details on how to submit a successful proposal.