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Generally held every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest conservation event. The next conference is scheduled to take place in Marseille, France September 3-11, 2021. The event was postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic from its original date in 2020.
The event is jointly organized by the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and brings together leaders from government, civil society, Indigenous peoples’ organizations, business, and academia to determine the world’s most pressing environmental and development challenges, and actions to address them.
- September 4-7 Forum
- September 4-9 Exhibition
- September 8-10 IUCN Members’ Assembly
- September 4-11 Nature Generation Areas, or “Espaces Générations Nature
- What are the hashtags for the event?
- Who is writing about / publishing / videographing the congress?
- What are the expectations and responsibilities of media partners?
- What are the ways that remote participants can be engaged and contribute to the event’s objectives? = De quelles manières les participants distants peuvent-ils s’engager et contribuer aux objectifs de l’événement?
- Are there public, re-usable/repostable posters and artwork?
- Will the event have live and recorded video?
- Are there shared, public google docs?
- How will the congress be different from the event in 2016?
- How has the event changed due to COVID-19?
- What would locals like visitors to know about Marseille? About France?
The previous IUCN World Conservation Congress, held in 2016 in Hawaiʻi, United States of America, was attended by some 10,000 participants from 192 countries.