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SER 2020 North American Conference (R3 Quebec): Reclaim, Restore, Rewild
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SER 2020 North American Conference (R3 Quebec): Reclaim, Restore, Rewild

Pre-approved for 10 CECs under SER's CERP program

 Export to Your Calendar 6/7/2020 to 6/11/2020
When: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Where: Québec City Convention Centre
1000, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Quebec, Quebec  G1R5T8
Contact: +1 418 522 8182

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We are proud to host a joint conference between the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) from June 7th to 11th, 2020, at the dawn of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

The proposed theme of the conference for 2020 is “From Reclaiming to Restoring and Rewilding”. It aims to stimulate discussions about the range of environmental management approaches advocated by the three hosting societies. Reclaiming is recognized and practiced by many industries, including mining and petrol extraction. Restoring is recognized most broadly around the world, and has been the main focus of SER. Rewilding, or bringing back to nature, allows us to dream. These terms also imply ideas of industry, science, practice, society and imagination. They run from the practical to the creative.

Since 2000, economic development has been growing at a fast pace in temperate, boreal and arctic regions of North America, and ecological restoration is in full expansion. As the boreal biome comprises close to 20% of wetlands in North America, we believe it is important to bring together, for the first time, experts from SWS to join members from CLRA and SER, for stimulating exchanges of knowledge, best practices and new ideas. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for all members, whether academic, private-sector or governmental stakeholders, to interact and to present the latest developments for reclaiming, restoring or rewilding diverse ecosystems, and to promote the understanding, the science-based management and the sustainability of wetlands.

The conference will be held in English. Original contributions may be in the form of plenary, roundtable, oral or poster presentations, with a number of parallel sessions dedicated to specific topics. The abstracts of each presentation by one of the authors will appear in the conference proceedings.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to this event!

The Organizing Committee



Submit Symposia, Workshops, or Training Courses
November 1, 2019

Registration and call for abstracts starts
November 15, 2019

Abstract submission deadline
January 30, 2020

Abstract acceptance notice
March 1, 2020

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
March 15, 2020

June  7-11, 2020



Pre-approved for 10 CECs under SER's CERP program