Conferences & Workshops
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Conferences

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
April 26-29, 2015
Louisville, MS
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12th Western Black Bear Workshop
May 12-14, 2015
Canmore, AB, Canada
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Past Conferences & Workshops

23rd International Conference on Bear Research & Management
October 5-11, 2014
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Advancing Bear Care 2013
October 3-6, 2013
Clinton, NJ, USA
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22nd International Conference on Bear Research and Management
September 15-20, 2013
Provo, Utah, USA
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21st Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 28 - May 1, 2013
Millinocket, Maine
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21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management
November 26-30, 2012
New Delhi, India
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11th Western Black Bear Workshop
May 21-24, 2012
Coeur dí Alene, Idaho

4th International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop
March 20-22, 2012
Missoula, Montana
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Advancing Bear Care 2011
October 6-11, 2011
Banff, Alberta, Canada
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Bears: Current Situation and Future Perspective of Human-Bear Co-Existence
September 9-13, 2011
Toropets BioStation Christy Les, Tver Region, Russia
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For more information, contact Oleg Troyanovsky

Bear Symposium 2011 in Orsa Gronklitt
August 15-16, 2011
Orsa Gronklitt, Sweden
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20th International Conference on Bear Research & Management
July 17-23, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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20th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
May 1-4, 2011
Hendersonville, North Carolina USA
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19th International Conference on Bear Research & Management
May 18-22, 2010
Tbilisi, Georgia Republic
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Symposium on Grizzly Bear Research and Management
24th International Congress for Conservation Biology

July 3-7, 2010
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
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Advancing Bear Care 2009 Conference
November 6-8, 2009
San Francisco Zoo, California, USA
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3rd International Bear-People Conflicts Workshop
November 15-17, 2009
Canmore, Alberta, Canada

International Symposium for Conservation of the Asiatic Black Bear
Covering all ranges of Asiatic black bears
November 17-21, 2009 
Taipei, Taiwan

National Brown Bear Conservation Action for Nepal
December 16-20, 2009
For more information, contact Achyut Aryal

10th Western Black Bear Workshop
May 18-21, 2009
Peppermill Hotel & Resort
Reno, Nevada
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Second International Symposium on the Andean Bear
Segundo Simposio Internacional sobre el Oso Andino
November 10 - 12, 2008
Lima, Peru
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International Workshop on the Mechanism of the Intrusion of Bears into Residential Areas
November 21-22, 2008
Kyoto, Japan

18th International Conference on Bear Research and Management
November 4-10 2007
Monterrey, Mexico
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2007 Captive Bear Husbandry and Welfare Symposium
August 24-26, 2007
Western University, Pomona, California
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19th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 9-12, 2007
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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Bear Conservation in a Fast Changing North America
October 24-25, 2006
Revelstoke, British Columbia

17th International Conference on Bear Research and Management
October 2-6, 2006
Nagano, Japan
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16th International Conference on Bear Research and Management
September 27 - October 1, 2005
Riva del Garda, Italy

International Gobi Bear Conservation and Management Workshop 
2-3 November 2004
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