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The Natural Capital Project’s 2017 Natural Capital Symposium is taking place at Stanford University from March 20-23, 2017. Featuring keynote speakers; Carter Roberts, President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund, and Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.

This event is a major convening of leaders advancing the science and practice of incorporating nature’s diverse values into decisions. Interactive sessions throughout the symposium will focus on five central themes: sustainable development planning, securing freshwater, fostering resilient coastal communities, developing sustainable cities, and creating standards for the private sector.

Abstract submissions are currently being accepted for lightning talks, as well as a limited number of spots in panel sessions, workshops, and other sessions during the 2017 Natural Capital Symposium. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The submission deadline is 31 October, 2016. All submitters will be notified about acceptance status by 18 November, 2016. To submit your abstract, please complete this short online form.

Last year’s symposium drew nearly 300 people from 32 countries, representing universities, NGOs, businesses, governments, and other institutions. Participants heard from over 100 presenters about advances in the science, the development of tools, and how natural capital understanding is being used to inform decisions around the world. You can read more about the 2017 Natural Capital Symposium on their website, and you can register online here.

More information on this event is available on our dedicated events calendar.