How Will Synthetic Biology and Conservation Shape the Future of Nature?

April 9-11, 2013

Synthetic biology promises to change the world in significant ways, yet it is largely unrecognized within the field of conservation. This conference will bring together the synthetic biology and the conservation practitioner communities to discuss the implications that synthetic biology may have on the natural world and conservation and develop new thinking and new strategies to cope with the potential challenges and opportunities.

Conference Conveners: Kent H. Redford (Archipelago Consulting and Wildlife Conservation Society); Bill Adams (University of Cambridge); Georgina Mace (University College, London)

Clare College
Trinity Lane
Cambridge, England
Tel: +44 (0)1223 333200

For more information about
conference content please contact:

Kent Redford

For more information about
registration please contact:

Tiffany Reiser-Jacobson
Director, Special Events
Wildlife Conservation Society
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460

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View the Agenda of Topics to be discussed during the Conference >>

View the Conference Framing Statement >>

The Registration Fee for this Conference is $350. There will be a limited number of subsidized registrations. If you would like to apply, please fill out this form and email it to or fax it to 718.364.7963. You will be notified if you can be accommodated within 1 week of receipt of your application.

Brief Timed Agenda:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Conference Check-in (ongoing)
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m.
  • Plenary Session
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Reception
  • 6:45 p.m.
  • Dinner
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Plenary Session reconvenes
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • 7:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Plenary Session
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Plenary Session reconvenes
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Reception
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Formal Dinner
  • Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • 7:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast/Room Check-out
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Plenary Session
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • Conference Concludes/Guest Departure

Sponsored by Katie Dolan, WCS Trustee,
The Nature Conservancy,
the Osborn Memorial Lecture Fund
and the Wildlife Conservation Society

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