Collaborate, learn, and network with your colleagues both in person and online. Attend our annual meeting, the largest conference in North America for conservation professionals.

COVID-19 Information

We follow local, state, and federal health agency guidelines for any in-person meeting and will continue monitor the ever-changing advances and restrictions regarding COVID-19. We may need to add additional safety measures to the ones below closer to the conference dates. Please check this page regularly for new information.

Attendee Requirements

As part of our commitment to holding a safe, productive, and successful in-person 50th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, all in-person attendees must currently either:

1. Show proof of full vaccination with a vaccine that has been approved or approved for Emergency Use by the FDA .


2. Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to check-in at the conference registration desk. However, we maintain the right to require vaccination as the only way to attend the meeting should regulations or recommendations require such action.

Additional Guidelines

US-based Attendees


For US-based attendees who were vaccinated in the US, we use the Clear Health Pass, a third party app that verifies a copy of your CDC vaccination card. Clear is the same company that runs the airport priority security screening program, but you don't need to be a Clear member to use the app. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide this service at no cost to you or us.


For those using the negative COVID-19 test in the US, you will need to use one of the providers that the Clear Health Pass accepts.

International Attendees

For international attendees who have an accepted vaccination status or who will get a COVID-19 test prior to arriving in the US, we are developing procedures to manage this. The Clear Health Pass is US-based only.  

Offsite Events

Our annual meeting contains offsite events. It is possible that some of the venues for these events will have different regulations from our host hotel. Some offsite venues might require vaccination, but we will communicate these details as soon we know.