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International Elephant Foundation



18th International Elephant Conservation & Research Symposium

The International Elephant Foundation is proud to announce the
18th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium
to be held virtually August 15-19, 2022!


The pressures on wild populations of elephants are increasing at an alarming rate. Wildlife habitat continues to shrink while human-elephant conflict increases. Conservationists and researchers around the world strive to protect the remaining animals and habitat. The 18th International Elephant Conservation & Research Symposium presented by the International Elephant Foundation will feature presentations by elephant conservationists, researchers, keepers, and experts from around the world. The presentations will cover a broad range of topics such as conservation projects and research outcomes, new technologies in field conservation, conflict mitigation, studies in disease, reproduction, behavior, and other issues that impact the long-term survival of African and Asian elephants.

While we are eager to host an in-person as soon as possible, the continued uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic including travel rules and restrictions combined with a lack of financial support for some of our anticipated participants has encouraged us to hold the 2022 symposium virtually as in 2021.  While we are tentatively planning the next in-person symposium for Fall 2023, we believe that it is important that elephant experts, researchers, veterinarians, and conservationists have a platform to share and exchange ideas before then.  

Please join leaders in the elephant community for this year’s Virtual Symposium featuring 5 days of online presentations as well as an exciting showcase of virtual sponsors!

When: August 15-19, 2022

Sessions will take place daily:
5:00am – 9:00am Pacific Standard Time (Los Angeles, California)

Time Conversion Clock: The Personal World Clock (timeanddate.com)


Regular Registration ($35) gives you:

  • Exclusive access to the live virtual symposium,
  • A pdf of the Symposium Program,
  • Streaming access to the symposium for 30 days after the end of the event.

Registration + Certificate ($50) gives you:

  • Everything listed under Regular registration,
  • Official Certificate of Completion to demonstrate professional development for participating and attending this important event.

All registrants will be provided with a personal Zoom link to attend the sessions. Registrants will also receive a program with abstracts included. Links will not be sent out until November 13th.

We encourage all participants to consider a donation to our global conservation efforts, in addition to the registration fee. All funds will support our many projects that actively work to build a future where elephants thrive.

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