The International Elephant Foundation
is proud to announce the
18th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium
to be held virtually August 15-19, 2022.

While we are eager to get together in-person as soon as possible, the continued uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic including travel rules and restrictions combined with a lack of financial support for some of our anticipated participants has encouraged us to again hold this year’s symposium virtually. We are tentatively planning the next in-person symposium for Fall 2023 but feel that it is important that elephant experts, researchers, veterinarians, and conservationists have a platform to share and exchange ideas before then.

DATE: August 15-19, 2022


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!

Please Attach Abstract: All abstract submissions must include this completed form plus the abstract. 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 1 page.

Submit your information to: [email protected] and [email protected]
Please include “Elephant Symposium Abstract” in the subject line.

Other Important Information:

    • Abstracts must be received by July 1, 2022 to be eligible for inclusion in the program. A notice of acceptance will be provided no later than July 15, 2022.


    • 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.


  • 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.
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