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Sponsorship is approved by the IBA Council and proposals for hosting the international conference should be submitted several years in advance. For more information, contact IBA President, Karen Noyce, at (218) 259-6686 (USA).
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The IBA sponsors international conferences and workshops about bear biology, research, and management. The International Conference on Bear Research & Management is the largest of these conferences and is focused on all 8 bear species. The International Conferences are rotated between the Americas and Eurasia on an 18-month rotation.
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In addition to the International Conferences, the IBA also supports national and regional workshops, which can vary widely in their scope and topics. IBA generally collaborates with sponsors of these workshops, but official approval by the IBA is not required.
Upcoming Conferences & Workshops
22nd Eastern Black Bear Workshop
12th Western Black Bear Workshop
Animals Asia for Advancing Bear Care 2015 - Vietnam
Past Conferences & Workshops
Advancing Bear Care 2013
22nd International Conference on Bear Research and Management
21st Eastern Black Bear Workshop
21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management
11th Western Black Bear Workshop
4th International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop
Advancing Bear Care 2011
Bears: Current Situation and Future Perspective of Human-Bear Co-Existence
Bear Symposium 2011 in Orsa Gronklitt
20th International Conference on Bear Research & Management
20th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
19th International Conference on Bear Research & Management
Symposium on Grizzly Bear Research and Management
Advancing Bear Care 2009 Conference
3rd International Bear-People Conflicts Workshop
National Brown Bear Conservation Action for Nepal
10th Western Black Bear Workshop
Second International Symposium on the Andean Bear
International Workshop on the Mechanism of the Intrusion of Bears into Residential Areas
18th International Conference on Bear Research and Management
2007 Captive Bear Husbandry and Welfare Symposium
19th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
Bear Conservation in a Fast Changing North America
17th International Conference on Bear Research and Management
16th International Conference on Bear Research and Management
International Gobi Bear Conservation and Management Workshop