2017 Annual Meeting ECPN Happy Hour at The Conservation Center, Chicago

We assist those entering or thinking about entering the field of conservation with the transition from pre-program candidacy to graduate school and through to early career stages. We do this by producing targeted programming and resources, fostering a professional community for them through local networks and online platforms, and connecting them with educational and professional development opportunities.

As a Network within AIC, we aim to develop content that is of interest to anyone working across the field of conservation. Our leadership is made up of emerging conservation professionals from different career stages, Specialty Groups, training programs, and geographic locations.

Explore these pages to learn more our standing charge, our community, resources, and how to get involved.

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Learn more about our current initiatives and how our Regional Liaisons work to foster local communities around the country.

2023 Annual Meeting ECPN Happy Hour


See what kind of free programming we organize  throughout the year, including in-person events at the Annual Meeting, regional events, webinars, and interview series.

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Browse our resources, such as our useful "Tips" sheets, and help spread the word about us via printed and digital information materials.

Looking for more?

Be sure to check out our Publications and Frequently Asked Questions.

Want to get involved?

Become a member, join our online community, find your Regional Liaison, or volunteer.