20th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium
July 30-August 2, 2024
Location: Virtual

Call for Abstracts

The International Elephant Foundation cordially invites you to present at the 20th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium the week of July 30th, 2024. Held virtually, this symposium will bring together elephant conservationists, researchers, veterinarians, managers, and elephant enthusiasts from around the world to present on a diverse range of conservation projects and research outcomes. We are seeking abstracts covering such topics as human elephant conflict deterrents, policy and land use planning, novel concepts for conservation, veterinary management, disease investigation, reproduction and behavior, conservation activities utilizing elephants in human care, wildlife film making, and other issues that inform, educate and impact the long- term survival of elephants.

We look forward to working together to creating another excellent forum for which those working on behalf of elephants can share, learn, and be inspired!

Important Information:

  • Abstracts must be received by May 27, 2024 to be eligible for inclusion in the program. A notice of acceptance will be provided no later than June 3, 2024.
  • All presentations will be pre-recorded and then broadcast during the symposium. We ask that presenters be available on the virtual platform during the session in which they are broadcast for questions after their presentation.
  • Recordings of presentations must be submitted by July 8, 2024. Presentation recordings must be in one of the following file formats: .mp4, .mov
  • In keeping with the symposium goal of sharing information, all presentations by speakers will be made available for streaming following the conclusion of the symposium. Please keep this in mind when determining what information, data or research to disclose during your presentation.


  • Submission: Please complete the form and upload your abstract in Both Formats: PDF and WORD DOC.
  • The abstract should be written as a mini-version of the paper and should contain enough information to allow evaluation of the presentation.
  • Abstracts should be NO MORE than ONE page.
  • Please follow the abstract format as per the SAMPLE below.
Presenter / Author Name(Required)
Mailing Address(Required)
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Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, xls, xlsx, , Max. file size: 512 MB, Max. files: 4.

    Sample Abstract Submission

    Please follow the abstract format per the sample below.

    If you have internet issues:

    You may also Send your information via email as either a backup or if you have internet issues and cannot complete the submission online.

    Follow the online instructions including the form and submission samples and send all files to: [email protected] and [email protected]

    Please include “Elephant Symposium Abstract” in the subject line and remember to put your LAST NAME as the first word of the title of the pdf or document. Example: CONLEY Symposium Abstract.pdf