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Developing Empathy for Conservation Outcomes conference

Developing Empathy for Conservation Outcomes conference

Where Seattle Aquarium

When November 18-19, 2020

Price $200 (early-bird and student rates will be available)

We invite researchers, educators, conservation advocates, and leaders interested in exploring the role of empathy in influencing attitudes, behaviors and intentions toward conservation to join the Seattle Aquarium for the inaugural Developing Empathy for Conservation Outcomes conference.

This interactive conference will focus on facilitating stronger two-way communication between research and practice in the field of conservation psychology, intentionally bringing together diverse voices from across disciplines and identifying points of synergy. Participant-contributors will share knowledge of current and emerging research and imagine opportunities for collaboration to collectively advance our understanding of empathy as it relates to conservation.

Proposed outcomes of the conference include:

  • Forging a community of inquiry and research around empathy for conservation;
  • Developing a road map to guide action research;
  • Frame new research questions.

Welcome skills, disciplines and perspectives include but are not limited to the following: conservation, conservation psychology, zoos and aquariums, education, environmental education, environmental science, life science, social science, psychology, anthropology, museum studies, visual arts, narrative arts and data science.

Registration opens August 1, 2020.

Stay tuned for speaker information, the agenda and other conference information.

Recommended hotel: Belltown Inn.
From $99/night plus tax to $109/night plus tax. To receive the conference rate, call the hotel at (206) 529-3700 and say you’re booking for the Seattle Aquarium Empathy conference.