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.

Propose a Workshop

We work to develop workshops of high quality and on a broad range of topics to enhance continuing education for conservation professionals.

Submit Edit Proposal

  • Workshops may focus on specific materials, specialties, or processes useful to the conservation profession at large; adapt knowledge from allied professions that is pertinent to a general conservation audience; advance the field of conservation; or focus on skills useful to conservators as a refresher course.
  • Any individual, organization, AIC Specialty Group or committee may submit a proposal using the online workshop proposal form. We recommended that you contact FAIC's Education Manager during the planning stages.
  • We are currently accepting ideas for online and in-person workshops for 2022. Topics and proposals should be submitted by September 1 for consideration.
  • FAIC's Education Manager, AIC's Board Director of Professional Education and Training, and the Education and Training Committee (ETC) review and select professional development workshop topics with input from Specialty Group officers as appropriate.
  • Each workshop requires a topic, instructor(s), and host (facilities and a staff member that will act as the local coordinator). You can submit a proposal to identify some or all of these components. Proposals for online courses are welcome and do not require a host.
  • Workshops to take place at the AIC Annual Meeting must be self-supporting, meaning that registration fees must cover at least the direct costs of the event (unlike other FAIC workshops which are supported partially by foundation funding). Submit a proposal for an AIC Annual Meeting workshop here.

Criteria for Review

The Education and Training Committee developed a set of criteria to help prioritize topics for our professional development workshops. Proposed workshops should:

  • Be accessible - offered in a way that includes members from all parts of the U.S. with offerings in multiple locations and/or online learning.
  • Be affordable - at a registration fee of roughly $155 per day.
  • Be led by recognized experts in the subject, who are also effective instructors.
  • Help advance the conservation profession and respond to identified needs of AIC membership.
  • Be based on the best research available.
  • Cross multiple specialty groups' interests when feasible.
  • Focus on hands-on training, when appropriate.
  • Follow “best practices,” including AIC Code of Ethics, AIC Guidelines, and health and safety considerations.
  • Not be readily available elsewhere.