Conference Title: Supporting Biology Professionals to Lead in Applied Research and Resource Management in British Columbia
Tangled in conflicting policies and politics, competitive
work environments, public opinion, mistrust of science, misconceptions
about our profession, ethical commitments, and new professional
governance legislation, professional biologists must forge a path to
practice in applied biology in a scientific way. How can we support
biology professionals to lead in applied research so that we can
effectively manage natural resources in British Columbia?
Who should attend:
The APB annual conference attracts Biology Professionals, natural
resources managers, researchers, industry representatives, First
Nations, not-for-profit organizations, naturalists and biology students
across western Canada. If the mission of the APB (listed below) catches
your interest, then this conference is for you!
- Our mission is to communicate and advocate on issues and values
that are important to practitioners of biology and foster a public
understanding of impacts of human and other activities on natural
- Of great importance to our mission is the advancement of science
in policies, decisions, and execution of projects that affect natural
resources, species, organisms, and ecosystems in our areas of practice.
- As biologists, we recognize the value of resilience and other
services that ecosystems provide as a vital part of the economic and
social well-being of society.
- Tuesday April 28: Welcome Reception - APB Social and Silent Auction.
April 29: Continental Breakfast, APB Annual General Meeting, Keynote Presentations and
Plenary Sessions, Buffet Lunch and Coffee Breaks.
Optional Program Items
- Monday April 27: Evening seminar "Ecosystem Mapping in Applied
Research and Resource Management in British Columbia"
- Tuesday April 28: Full day workshop "Species Distribution Modelling Using Occupancy and Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping"
- Thursday April 30: Half day session "APB Strategic Planning"
- Thursday April 30: Full day field skills training "Wildlife Tracking Fundamentals"
- Friday May 1: Full day field skills training "One Day Track & Sign Certification"
Can't join us in Whistler? Remote participation by video
conference is available for the Annual General Meeting, Keynote
Presentations, and Plenary Sessions on April 29.
Download the complete 2020 APB Conference Program (includes registration fee details).
Call for Abstracts
The deadline for abstract submissions is March 20, 2020.
See Guidelines for Abstract Submission.
Early registration discount for APB members and group rate on Nita Lake Lodge reservations end March 28, 2020!
$150 APB Student and Retired Members
$230 APB Members Early Registration (until Mar 28)
$245 APB Members (after Mar 28)
*Become a member prior to registering to receive the member's rate.
Where to Stay
The Nita Lake Lodge is offering excellent room discounts to attendees of the 2020 APB Conference!
Take advantage of discount rates in one of the top resorts in Canada and enjoy an unforgettable getaway in Whistler.
Room discounts apply starting 3 days before the conference and extend 3 days after.
Offer on room discounts expires March 28.
Book now – Availability is limited!
Located in the village of Creekside, along the shores of a beautiful,
glacier-fed lake, this is the only lakeside hotel in Whistler. Recently
named one of the top resorts in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler, and in
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redefines upscale mountain comfort all year long.
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Payment & Cancellation Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020; Check-in
time: 4pm, check-out time: 11am, and a credit card is required at the
time of booking.