Annual Conference

NCSE 2020 LogoNCSE 2020 Annual Conference

January 69, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

The NCSE 2020 Annual Conference engages more than 800 leaders from the sciences, education, government, policy, business, and civil society to foster a dialogue across these sectors on environmental policy- and decision-making with the use of science. The Annual Conference program includes presentations by leading experts and sessions that spotlights new research, innovation, and the power of collaboration through partnering. Attendees will join meaningful conversations, network with peers, and make vital connections. NCSE 2020 will take place at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C.


Registration is now open!


Science in Environmental Decision-Making

NCSE will mark its 30th year as an organization in 2020 by mirroring the theme of our inaugural conference, Science in Environmental Decision-Making. In today’s world, where environmental challenges have grown more complex, the risks greater, and the stakes higher, the role of science in environmental decision-making remains as essential as ever. 

NCSE 2020 will explore the various ways that science serves and contributes to the decision-making process, highlighting cases in which science has helped improve environmental decisions, as well as examples in which a lack of science has compromised the efficacy of decisions and policies. The Annual Conference will bring together scientists, decision-makers, industry leaders, and subject-matter experts to effectively bridge the cultures of science and policymaking toward a more resilient and sustainable future and societal well-being. Read more about the conference vision.


Thank You to Our NCSE 2020 Conference Collaborators.


Save the Date

May 20 Call for Session Proposals and Poster Presenters Opens
July 19 Call for Session Proposals and Poster Presenters Closes
September 5 Registration and Housing Opens
October 18 Early Bird Registration Deadline
December 13  Advance Registration Deadline
December 20 Online Registration Closes


NCSE 2020 Annual Conference By The Numbers


Be a Part of NCSE 2020

There are many ways to be a part of the NCSE 2020 Annual Conference

  • Present a Session, Poster, or Flash TalkThe Call for Session Proposals and Poster Presenters closed on July 19. 
  • Become a Conference SponsorSponsorship provides an excellent opportunity for organizations and companies to show their support for Science in Environmental Decision-Making and to get their brand in front of the more than 800 attendees

Questions or Comments?

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