2020 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOSPHERE AND SUSTAINABILITY
SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2020
The 2020 International Conference on Biosphere and Sustainability (2020 ICBS) being co-organized by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, UNESCO-National Commission of the Philippines, and the Palawan Knowledge Platform (PKP) for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development partners, originally scheduled to take place on 13-16 July 2020 at the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in Palawan, Philippines was re-scheduled to 15-18 September 2020.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the Conference Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the conference to a later date in 2021.
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Deadline of Submission of Abstract : 17 July 2020
Acceptance Notification : 31 July 2020
Deadline of Submission of Posters : 14 August 2020
Deadline of Submission of Extended Abstracts : 14 August 2020
Deadline for Early Bird Payment : 31 August 2020
Conference : 15-18 September 2020
To provide technical information towards a science-based policy formulation and decision making on different issues confronting sustainable development in biosphere reserves and sustainability, topics for submission must include, but not limited to the following major thematic areas:
|Thematic Sessions||Main Topics|
|Environmental Sustainability||Clean water and sanitation (UN SDG 6)
Climate change (UN SDG 13)
Life below water (UN SDG 14)
Life on land (UN SDG 15)
|Economic Sustainability||Sustainable business and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Energy (SDG 7)
Economic growth and employment (UN SDG 8)
Sustainable financing and partnerships
Economic growth and sustainable tourism
Innovations and Technology (UN SDG 9)
Sustainable consumption and production (UN SDG 12)
|Cultural and Social Sustainability||Indigenous people
Health and well-being (UN SDG 3)
Quality education for all (UN SDG 4)
Equality and prosperity for all (UN SDG 5, UN SDG 10)
Sustainable Urban and Rural communities (UN SDG 11)
Peace, justice and good governance (UN SDG 16)
Partnerships (UN SDG 17)
Guidelines on Submission of Abstracts
- Submit abstract of not more than 300 words, single spaced, Times New Romans 12 pt. font, with 5 keywords. Abstract must be submitted in .doc format. Choose from the following presentation formats: oral and poster. The deadline will be on 17 July 2020. No late submissions will be accepted.
- Include the author (s) name, affiliation, e-mail and contact details. Ensure that the information is correct since these will be used for the official Letters of Acceptance and Conference Programs. Send your abstract to email@example.com.
- All abstracts will undergo double-blind peer review by the Scientific Committee. Should the abstracts exceed the number of slots for oral presentation, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to assign some abstracts to poster presentation. Abstracts that are qualified for presentation (competing category or non-competing) will be notified through the Letter of Acceptance. Those who desire to submit poster presentations should immediately indicate the same in the submission, otherwise they shall be evaluated for eligibility for oral presentation.
- Upon acceptance, the extended abstracts of not more than 5 pages, excluding references and attachments in lieu of the full paper, should be submitted by 14 August 2020. The extended abstract must clearly present the policy implications of the paper.
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- Oral Presentation (20 minutes)
Oral presenters will be given 15 minutes to deliver their research to the audience verbally, with the aid of a Powerpoint slideshow. Another five minutes will be given for question and answer. The oral presentations are organized by themes into parallel or break-out sessions. A computer will be assigned for each break-out session, although the presenter may opt to use his/her own laptop during the presentation.
- Poster Presentation (30 minutes, 2-minute poster pitch)
Poster presenters will be given 2 minutes to pitch their researches in the plenary. Afterwards, presenters will be provided the time to engage with interested participants on one-on-one basis. The presenters should submit to the organizers a camera ready file of their posters (in .jpg/.png files) in 22” (width) by 45” (length) dimensions containing the Abstract, Brief Introduction, Methodology, Results, Conclusions and Policy Implications. The organizers will be in-charged of poster printing. No on-site submission of posters will be allowed.
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Payments may be deposited to the account of PKP Fund Custodian or sent via fund transfer (Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop). Also, the PKP Fund Custodian shall collect on-site payments and issue Official Receipts to the participants. The details of the bank account shall be posted soon at the conference website.
Early bird payment shall avail a Php500 discount. Walk-in participants shall pay the regular fees.
|Categories||Local, Php||International, USD|
|Presenters||Professional and Graduate Students||5,500||5,000||150|
|Undergraduate and High School Students||4,400||3,900||120|
|Non-Presenters||Professional Graduate Students||3,500||3,000||100|
|Undergraduate and High School Students||2,800||2,300|
- Registration fee will cover the two-day conference’ lunch, dinner, snacks (morning and afternoon), conference materials/kit, and certificates.
- Early bird rate: Payments must be settled on or before 31 August 2020.
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(15 Sep 2020)
(16 Sep 2020)
(17 Sep 2020)
(18 Sep 2020)
|Morning||Arrival||Opening Ceremony||Panel Discussion||Learning visit PAs:
2. Rasa Island Wildlife Sanctuary
|Keynote Presentation||Concurrent session|
|Afternoon||Registration||Keynote Presentation||Concurrent session|
|Judging of Poster||Closing Ceremony|
|Evening||Welcome Dinner||Fellowship Dinner and awarding of prizes|
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Dr. Hiroki Tanikawa
Nagoya University, Japan
Dr. Dae Yun Jeong
Director – Asia Climate Change Education Center
Professor Emeritus – Jeju National University, South Korea
President and founder of
D Bone Collector Museum Inc, Davao City, Philippines
Dr. Devendra Saroj
University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Dr. Dominique Caouette
Université de Montréal, Canada
Dr. Rafe Brown (invited)
University of Kansas, United States of America
Dr. Jan Schipper (invited)
Field Conservation Research Director
Phoenix Zoo, Arizona, United States of America