SCCS conferences are a series aimed specifically for students and have taken off all around the world! 




Who can attend?

The program is designed for post-graduate students pursuing studies within the field of conservation science, including (but not limited to) ecology, environmental science, resource management, geography, economics, and social sciences. Registration is open to post-graduate students and early career researchers (ECRs) from anywhere in the world, with a focus on Asia-Oceania.


What makes it special?

This is a conference run specifically for students, and presented by students. It is also much more than a conference - it's 8 days of fun! We combine a 3-day conference with training and workshops, field trips and sightseeing around the Brisbane region. Every participant makes a presentation, providing excellent opportunities to network and get feedback on your research. We also have dinners, a farewell party and awards night to celebrate the event.



The Student Conference on Conservation Science first began at Cambridge University, UK, and has since spread with many SCCS sister conferences popping up around the world and throughout the year. We held the first SCCS-Australia in 2013 at the University of Queensland, and it was an incredible success. Another conference followed in 2015, and we plan to continue this successful series. 



About Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, and recently voted as the country's hippest, is a great place to live and visit. From Moreton Bay, the city is nestled along the meandering Brisbane river, whose geography leads to the city's enormous number of bridges (15!). Although Brisbane is probably Australia's most hilly city, the touristic sites are easily accessible by bike, bus and ferry. For the attendees of SCCS, a range of suburbs might be of interest and the most picturesque way of visiting these is by ferry. To learn more about where to go, what to do, and where to stay, check out the Key Locations.






Co-hosted by

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Turner Family Foundation

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the nature conservancy

Prizes courtesy of



The University of Queensland St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia