Past Conferences

What happens at “BWB” certainly does not stay at BWB! One of the conference’s most valuable features is that the information and ideas shared are actively applied in the field, the office, and the board room, well beyond the event itself.

Browse presentations and highlights from these past events:

Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2013

April 14 - 18, in Baltimore, Maryland

Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2013 in Charm City was a smashing success! The highly regarded gathering of scientists, resource managers, data managers, decision-makers, and all-around solution-finders was a can't-miss event for biodiversity conservation professionals!

Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2012

Held April 22–26, 2012, in Portland, Oregon

We set records this year in terms of both attendance and energy level! Exploring everything from Ecosystem Services and the Assessments Landscape to the latest in biodiversity data management, BWB2012 provided participants with a rich array of topics and opportunities to form and refresh both solutions and relationships.

Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2011

Held May 8–12, 2011, in Nebraska City, Nebraska

Amid the rolling hills and rich bottomland fields of southeast Nebraska, conservation leaders, thinkers, and practitioners gathered to exchange knowledge, discuss issues, share innovations, and network—and stay clear of tornadoes! With particular attention to issues prevalent in the Midwest region, BWB2011 brought together an international scope with a local view.


Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2010

Biodiversity Without Boundaries, Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity, April 26-28, 2010, Austin, TexasHeld April 26–28, 2010, in Austin, Texas

The United Nations declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity in order to “showcase the contribution of research to the understanding of biodiversity and to policies and management practices that help to stop its loss.” Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2010 brought together conservation leaders, thinkers, and practitioners from across political and organizational boundaries for a stimulating conference that showcased the same.

Southeast Natural Heritage Conference

Held April 29–30, 2010, in Austin, Texas


NatureServe Conservation Conference 2009

Conservation on the Move, NatureServe Conservation Conference, April 22-24, 2009, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaHeld April 22–24, 2009, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Northeast Natural Heritage Conference

Held April 20–21, 2009, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Latin America & Caribbean Conservation Conference

Held August 25–27, 2008, in Panamá City, Panamá

NatureServe’s Latin America and the Caribbean Network—the Regional Alliance for Information About Threatened Biodiversity (ARRIBA)—and the Asociación Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (ANCON) organized a Latin America & Caribbean Conservation Conference where members from the ARRIBA network came together for discussion, planning, training, and professional networking related to conservation of threatened biodiversity in Latin America and the Caribbean.


West Region Natural Heritage Conference

Held April 15–17, 2008, in Lake Tahoe, California