the Leading conference on bear research AND MANAGEMENT

CONSERVING BEARS IN A CHANGING WORLD

The last time the IBA conference was in Kalispell, Montana was over 40 years ago and the grizzly bear had recently been listed as an endangered species. Join us as we highlight the management, research, victories, policies, and challenges associated with the recovery of this iconic species. The 27th IBA Conference will also showcase recent worldwide developments in research, management, and conservation of all bear species. We hope to see you in Montana!

 
 
 

OUR SPONSORS


 

Gold Level

Counter Assault

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Silver Level

MPG Ranch
vital grounds
wildlife conservation society
wildlife Genetics International


Bronze Level

discovery Kalispell

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Polar bear International


 

Would you like to become a sponsor?

 
 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


Sunday 

9/20/2020  

IBA Council Meeting 
8:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Workshops 
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Welcome Social
"Brews for Bear Biologist" 
6:30–10:00 pm 

Monday 

9/21/2020    

Welcome to IBA Conference 
8:30 – 9:00 am 

Plenary Session 
9:00 – 10:45 am 

Open Paper Program
11:15 – 6:00 pm 

Public Lecture 
7:30 – 9:00 pm 

Tuesday 

9/22/2020  

Open Paper Program 
8:30 am – 5:30 pm 

Poster Session 
6:00 – 7:30 pm 

 

Wednesday 

9/23/2020 

Field Trips 
All Day 

Bear Specialist Group 
6:00 – 8:00 pm 

Thursday 

9/24/2020  

Open Paper Program 
8:30 am – 6:00 pm 

 

Friday 

9/25/2020

Open Paper Program  
8:30 am – 4:00 pm  

Gala Dinner 
6-:00 – 11:00 pm  

 
 

CONFERENCE TOPICS


  • Human-bear interactions and management

  • Bears and Society

  • Bears of the world: distribution and conservation Status

  • Population Estimation and Monitoring

  • Bear Ecology and Behavior

  • Ex situ conservation

  • Resource use and spatial ecology

  • Connectivity

  • Applied conservation solutions

 
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INVITED SPEAKERS


 
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Dr. Rick Mace

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