The theme for AIC’s 43rd Annual Meeting in Miami, FL May 13-16, 2015 will be Practical Philosophy or Making Conservation Work. All aspects of conservation, from preventive care to in-painting, include both theory and practice. In most cases, theory supports practice. Nonetheless, conservation professionals are sometimes challenged in their efforts to smoothly meld the two. Many factors, ranging from available resources to questions of public access and politics, can thwart even the best treatment plans and noblest intentions. The transition from what we initially envision as ideal to what we eventually acknowledge as realistic often requires compromise. But, are less than satisfactory outcomes inevitable? Or, can better solutions evolve from necessity? We invite presentations that discuss how philosophical principles can be successfully translated into workable – even superior – practice.
The review committees will be looking for abstracts related to the general theme, however other topics will be reviewed as well. Please refer to the full Call for Papers on our website for more details. To see the full Call for Papers, visit www.conservation-us.org/abstracts.
Submission deadline is Wednesday, September 10, 2014.