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2020 International Loon/Diver Symposium
2020 International Loon/Diver Symposium

UPDATE: Symposium Postponed

Given the ongoing severity of the coronavirus pandemic, the Steering Committee for the Symposium has decided to postpone this event. We have discussed a number of ideas to keep the loon research and conservation community informed of current work across the Northern Hemisphere.
 
We will send updates as we develop plans to provide ways for members of this group to gather and share information.
 
 

 

 

Symposium Registration - ON HOLD

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION - ON HOLD

Early Bird Registration is now open! Registration for the 2020 International Loon/Diver Symposium will include access to all workshops and presentation sessions, as well as breakfast, lunch, and breaks throughout the day. Several registration packages are available including 3-Day Registration (Professional Rate), 3-Day Registration (Student Rate), and Single Day Registration.

Rates will increase after June 1st, so please register now! We're excited to see you there!

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

PLEASE NOTE - Update:
The Steering Committee for the Symposium has decided to postpone this event.
We will send an update as soon as we can plan for a new date.

Loon researchers and conservationists, state and federal scientists, wildlife rehabilitators, lake association members, students, and others from across the Northern Hemisphere will gather to share information on a wide spectrum of topics and issues such as monitoring and management, behavior and demographics, contaminants, emerging health issues, tracking, impacts of wind power development, effects of climate change, the value of volunteer networks, rehabilitation, and more.

If you have already registered, we will send you a refund. Please note there will be a nominal administrative fee to do this.

Call for Abstracts - ON HOLD

Call for Abstracts - ON HOLD

We invite all scientists and students who study loons/divers and their habitats to submit abstracts for consideration in the oral presentation sessions or the evening poster session. Presentations on any aspect of loon biology, ecology, research techniques, conservation, and management are invited.

The new deadline for abstract submissions -- TO BE ANNOUNCED

To submit an abstract for consideration, please fill out the Abstract Submission Form here.

Symposium Program

Symposium Program

This Symposium will help fill major gaps in our knowledge of loons and their importance to both environmental and human health. The Steering Committee is developing a detailed itinerary for the conference including sessions ranging from monitoring and management, to the impacts of wind development, to the value of volunteer networks. Learn more
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

We hope to foster community engagement throughout the 2020 International Loon/Diver Symposium by holding several events that will be open to interested members of the public, including a scientific poster session, keynote address and banquet, and a citizen science workshop/panel discussion. Learn more
Accommodations

Accommodations

All you need to know about travel, lodging, and meals for the 2020 International Loon/Diver Symposium. Learn more
Sponsors and Collaborators

Sponsors and Collaborators

This Symposium would not be possible without the contributions of sponsors and collaborators who make conservation a priority. We would like to thank our event sponsors and collaborators for their hard work and generosity!

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Learn about sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 International Loon/Diver Symposium.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Deborah McKew, Communications
Symposium Steering Committee
deborah.mckew@briloon.org
 
Photo Credits: Header photo: Daniel Poleschook; Red-throated Loon with satellite tag © BRI-Jonathan Fiely; BRI researcher working on Pacific Loons in Russia © BRI-Lucas Savoy; Nesting Yellow-billed Loon in Alaska © BRI-Carrie Osborne Gray; Red-throated Loon in breeding plumage © Ken Archer; Arctic Loon (also known as Black-throated Diver © Natures Moments-uk/Shutterstock; Vincent Spagnuolo in the field © BRI-Michelle Kneeland.
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