Annual Conference

NCSE 2020 Annual Conference
Science in Environmental Decision-Making
January 6-9, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

The NCSE Annual Conference engages over 700 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 conference program includes presentations by the 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.


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 policy-making toward a more resilient and sustainable future and societal well-being. Read more about the theme.


Save the Date

May 20  Call for Sessions and Reviewers Opens
June 21  Call for Reviewers Closes
July 3  Call for Sessions Closes
August 19   Registration and Housing Opens
October 11  Early Bird Registration Deadline
December 12   Advance Registration Deadline
December 27  Online Registration Closes


Past and Future Conference

Find out more about past and future NCSE Annual Conferences.


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