EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Ecosystem Services Conference

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Abstract, Poster & Working Group Submissions

Submissions deadline EXTENDED to

April 30, 2012!

During this Ecosystem Services Partnership conference, you will have the opportunity to present a paper in a parallel session, present a poster, or organize a working group. Details of all three options are below:

Parallel Session Presentations:

These presentations will be held on the first two days of the conference. There will be only a few parallel sessions, but with shorter presentations. This will allow you to have a larger audience for your presentation.

Poster Presentations:

Posters will be displayed throughout the conference, with specific times for being at your poster for discussion.

Working Groups:

Small groups working over the course of two days (August 1-2), to solve a problem and implement the solutions. Working groups are intended to be transdisciplinary, including a diverse range of scientists, policy makers, communicators, and practitioners. They should allow sufficient time for participants to meet and interact to discuss and solve real problems in the field and also to determine how to best communicate the results. They can last anywhere from a few hours to a day and a half. Number of participants can range from a few people to a couple of dozen. There is no specific structure for these working groups – structure should be determined based on topic, participants, and product. Each working group should aim to produce, or start to produce, a product/solution. Working groups will be given a short amount of time on the final day (August 3) of the conference to report their results in plenary.

Click here to submit your abstract, poster or working group now! Or visit the conference website for more information.


The Ecosystem Services Partnership invites you to the 5th Annual ESP Conference. Come participate in a new conference model that focuses the power of groups to produce tangible and innovative solutions.

· Experience Portland, Oregon this summer for a new conference format.

· Tackle real-­world problems in fields desperate for serious solutions.

· Solve these problems by working in small, transdisciplinary groups.

· Connect with scientists, practitioners, communicators, and policy-­makers.

· Implement solutions with the international Ecosystem Services Partnership.

· Communicate your results to an international audience.

This Portland conference is being organized jointly with the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) and A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES).

Conference Registration

The theme of the 5th annual Ecosystem Services Partnership conference is Ecosystem Services Come of Age: Linking Science, Policy, and Participation for Sustainable Human Well-Being. It will be divided into the following three sections:

Science: Quantifying, mapping, modeling and valuing ES

Policy: Institutions, governance & management of ES

Participation: Communicating, coordinating, and implementing ES

To review a preliminary schedule, click here.

Register early to save! Register by May 14th for the early bird rate:

– ESP Member: $300

– Non-ESP Member: $400

– Students and Non-OECD Countries: $200

A banquet is also scheduled for Thursday, August 2 but is not included in the registration fee. If you would like to attend and would like to bring a guest, you can purchase tickets online during the registration process.

Ready to Register? Click here to register online

Sponsor Opportunities

The Ecosystem Services Partnership invites you to participate as an exhibitor and/or sponsor at the upcoming 2012 conference. This is a great opportunity to become part of the growing movement around ecosystem services and help be integrated into businesses, policy, and research globally, nationally, and locally.

Some sponsorship entitlements include an ad on the conference website, company listing in the final program, an ad in the final program, company listing on the conference website, logo on conference signage, verbal recognition at the conference, 1 – 6 complimentary conference registrations, a booth space at the conference and more.

Download the exhibitor and sponsor brochure for a complete list of entitlements by level of involvement and the exhibitor & sponsor registration form.

Current Sponsors Include:

Location & Lodging

The official conference hotel is the Doubletree Hotel Portland. The hotel has offered ESP conference attendees a special group rate of $134/night for standard guest rooms and $149/night for premium guest rooms.

The Doubletree Hotel Portland is located at the heart of Portland Metro Area and is adjacent to the MAX Lightrail line, which allows easy access from the airport and downtown Portland. For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Portland, click here to visit the website.

Reservations must be made prior to July 8, 2012 in order to be guaranteed the group rate.

Make your hotel reservation today!

– Click here to make reservations online

– US Government Employees – click here to make reservations online

– Call the hotel directly at 1-503-281-6111 or 1-800-222-8733

Need help getting to the conference? Transportation information can be found here!

Thinking of extending your trip? Click here for more information on Portland, Oregon!