The International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence is postponed until international travel to large events can be safely resumed. We hope to run the conference in March 2022, depending on further developments of the global coronavirus situation. We will provide further information as plans develop.
Further information about options in relation to the postponement, and all news as it develops can be found on the conference website. You can also contact us and find updates via our Twitter and Facebook pages. Please see our FAQs below for specific questions.
We will confirm the new dates as soon as possible. If you are a registered delegate and still intend to join us – depending on the dates, once confirmed – you don’t need to take any action now.
If you are a registered delegate, and are certain you will not be joining us, you can click here to request a refund for your registration. Please note that cancelled spaces will be made available to our waiting list.
If you are not a registered delegate and would like to be added to the waiting list for registration spaces that become available, please also click here so we can keep in touch with you as the plans develop.
If you have booked accommodation through the conference website or directly with any of the colleges of Oxford University, please check your booking details and cancellation policy as soon as possible: most will offer a full or nearly full refund on your booking if you cancel within the given refund notice period.
We encourage delegates to contact travel providers to enquire about options for flight changes or cancellations as soon as possible. The new conference dates will be posted on this website shortly. If you require a letter from the conference organisers to confirm the cancellation of the event, please contact us so we can assist you.
Q. Will I be able to request a refund if I am unable to attend the new conference dates?
A. Yes, if you are unable to attend the new conference dates, you will still be able to request a refund.
Q. By when will I need to make a decision regarding my attendance?
A. We understand that there is still a lot of uncertainty and we aim to be as flexible as possible. At this stage, it is not necessary to make a decision regarding your attendance. We will provide a deadline in due course and with plenty of time.
Q. Could the conference be postponed again?
A. This will depend on further developments of the global coronavirus situation. While we hope the situation will have improved by March 2022, if it is not possible to hold a safe and responsible event, accounting for attendance from a global audience, we may take the decision to postpone the event. In such a case we will provide plenty of notice to delegates.
Q. Can you assist me with travel or visa re-bookings or cancellations?
A. We can provide an “Official Letter of Postponement” to assist you with your logistics. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. If I request a refund, can I re-register at a later date?
A. This depends on space available, however, we currently have a waiting list of over 350 people, so if you cancel your registration for a refund, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer your space back.
Q. In what format will the conference take place?
A. The conference will be mainly in-person but we are exploring feasibility of offering some virtual components also. Delegates will be provided with plenty of time to make decisions about their attendance.
Q. Why are the short courses now being held after the conference?
A. With events being pushed further back due to the current situation, venue availability is limited and we have had to adapt our programme to this. The content of the programme remains the same.
Q. I had my abstract accepted for the previous conference dates, will this still be the case for the rescheduled conference?
A. If you had your abstract accepted, your space in the conference programme has been reserved.
Q. I was not able to submit an abstract for the conference, can I submit an abstract for the new conference dates?
A. We had nearly 700 abstract submissions for 200 spaces and therefore we will not be accepting further submissions at this stage.
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Photo credits: The images used throughout this website have been provided by J. Stevens, A. Zimmermann, Z. Morris-Trainor, S. Roy, B. Daniels, J. de Speville, A. Pino / ACB Pro Carnívoros, Assam Haathi Project and Chester Zoo