Event /  22 Jul 2023

ICCB 2023 WILDLABS Workshop: Bridging Sectors for Movement Ecology Innovation

WILDLABS is hosting a pre-congress workshop at ICCB 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda focused on catalyzing cross-sector collaborations around emerging innovations in movement ecology. Join us for the workshop and conservation tech social events throughout the week!

In person Event
22 Jul 2023 - this event is in the past.
8:30 am ~ 5:00 pm Africa/Kigali
Kigali, Rwanda.

Note: Early Bird Registration has been extended through 15 May 2023

About the Workshop

Movement ecology presents a frontier in which fundamental science, conservation, and cutting-edge technology development are coalescing around major breakthroughs that could revolutionize our understanding of animal movement and the natural world. Building on the findings of a recent global horizon scan of movement ecology, this workshop will convene cross-sector stakeholders to connect, discuss identified priorities, and take concrete next steps to address funding needs and collaboration opportunities to advance the field. To facilitate this, workshop activities will include a combination of high-level discussions on sector-wide trends and developments, in-depth roundtables on emerging technical, analytical, and infrastructure needs, and group ideation sessions to kickstart collaborative projects. By joining this two-day, innovation-focused event, participants will have the opportunity to not only learn insights from the horizon scan and connect with other thought leaders in the space, but to form partnerships and take meaningful steps toward turning ambitious ideas into reality in an open and collaborative environment. This workshop and broader horizon scan project is supported by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and led by WILDLABS—a global community and convener dedicated to open, accessible development and scaling of technology solutions for conservation impact.

Who should join?

We're looking for participants working in animal movement ecology and related fields from across conservation, academia, government, and the private sector. Whether you're interested in pushing the boundaries of hardware engineering, computational ecology and big data, or bigger picture coordination and infrastructure challenges, this will be a valuable opportunity to connect and exchange ideas around how to coordinate resourcing and action. Feel free to reach out to our team with any thoughts or questions ahead of time. We will also be organizing a handful of other conservation tech-related social events throughout the week.

Logistics & Registration

This is a two-day, pre-congress workshop that will take place from 8:30-17:00 on Saturday, 22 July and Sunday, 23 July 2023. Read more about the pre-congress activities here. 

You can sign up to attend the workshop when you register for the Congress. If you've already registered, you can return to your registration form to add pre-congress sessions to your record. Note that Early Bird Registration has been extended through 15 May 2023

Finally, visit the ICCB 2023 website for more information about the Congress, including details on accommodations, field tripstravel tips, and airfare discounts from RwandAir. We hope to see you there!

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