Held every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Thousands of participants are preparing to attend from 6 to 15 September 2012 in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

The Congress has two components: a Forum where IUCN members and partners discuss cutting edge ideas, thinking and practice and a Members’ Assembly that is a unique global environmental parliament of governments and NGOs.

CEC Members' Meeting

The CEC Members' Meeting (session 889) will take place on 6 September from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Here is the agenda. The meeting will be held in the International Convention Center (ICC) Knowledge Café, Room 102. All CEC members present in Jeju are welcome to attend. You are invited to present your work to the group in a Market Place event during the meeting. More >>

Election of a new CEC Chair

IUCN Members will elect a new Council for 2013-16 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Elections will be held for the positions of President, Treasurer, Chairs of Commissions and Regional Councillors. For CEC, the elections will bring a new Chair. The profiles of our two candidates are available here >>

Conservation Campus

Following the success of the Learning Opportunities at the 2008 Congress in Barcelona, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will feature this year a Conservation Campus. “The Conservation Campus is bringing together experts from all over the world to share their knowledge with Congress participants,” says Rod Abson, Conservation Campus Manager and IUCN CEC focal point. Regiser for limited spaces or learn more here >>

Daily schedule of CEC-related events here >>

The CEC Booth will be located in the Main Exhibition area. The exhibition area, with 150 exhibitors, is in a tent on the plaza outside on the 1st floor of the Congress venue (ICCJ). It is open from 7 to15 September.

All you need to know about the IUCN World Conservation Congress can be found on the IUCN website here >>