This Fall, Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, will be hosting the first international scholarly conference on the role that Botanic Gardens, Zoos, and Natural Science Museums play in the socio-environmental governance of biodiversity. The conference takes place from October 23rd through October 25th, 2014, under the title Leaders in Conservation: Botanic Gardens and Biodiversity in the 21st Century. The first day of the conference will be held at Concordia’s downtown campus (SGW); day two of conference will take place at the Montréal Space for Life’s Botanical Garden; the final day of the conference will convene at Concordia University’s Loyola Campus.

The event is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Concordia University’s Office of the President, Research and Graduate Studies, and Concordia University’s office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic Affairs.  The conference is endorsed by the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD); Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BCGI); and the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS).

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