[BSW] NatureServe's Biodiversity Without Boundaries Conference: Last day for early bird registration rates

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Fri Mar 8 23:01:08 GMT 2013

>From Anne Frances:

NatureServe’s upcoming conference, Biodiversity Without Boundaries, will 
be held in Baltimore, MD from April 14-18. The event, co-hosted by the 
Maryland Natural Heritage Program and sponsored by ExxonMobil, Chevron, 
The Nature Conservancy of Maryland and Virginia, and others, will feature 
more than 100 interactive workshops, panels, and plenaries. 
Conference page: https://connect.natureserve.org/BWB2013

Early bird registration rates end today, March 8th.  Visit 
http://www.natureserve.org for more information.

Highlights include:

A full-day symposium focused on challenges and opportunities for 
landscape-scale conservation

A regional track focusing on biodiversity science and climate change 
adaptation in the  Chesapeake Bay watershed

Emerging tools and technologies for guiding business policy and land 
management decision-making

Expected attendees include:

· Representatives from over 20 government agencies—past attendees 
have included representatives from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the 
EPA, Department of Defense, the USDA Forest Service, National Park 
Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA, and 
the US Geological Survey, plus local state Departments of Natural 
Resources and provincial agencies.

· Corporations – past attendees have included representatives from 
Chevron, Weyerhaeuser, Rio Tinto, Esri, ExxonMobil, Cengea, and Booz Allen 

· NatureServe scientists and staff from our 80 member programs and 
offices in Canada, United States, and Latin America.

· Other non-profit conservation organizations and leading academic 

Feedback from past BWB conferences has shown that well over 90% of the 
participants rate the event as one of the most high-impact, informative 
and useful conferences that they attend. It fills an important niche 
between academically focused meetings and policy focused conferences. BWB 
brings together such a diverse mix of participants, with a sharp focus on 
the science that guides effective conservation action, and plays a central 
role in the NatureServe network’s ability to deliver on our mission. This 
conference serves as our most important venue each year for introducing 
innovations, knowledge transfer, training and coordination. It is also the 
venue in which more than 100 of our partner organizations spend focused 
time with us to share their own conservation challenges and solutions, 
thus strengthening our future collaborations.

We hope you will join us in Baltimore.

Anne Frances, Ph.D.
Lead Botanist
NatureServe – A Network Connecting Science with Conservation
4600 N. Fairfax Dr., 7th Floor | Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 908-1804 | Email: anne_frances at natureserve.org |Skype: 
CFC #10299

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