Come to Thailand! The International Elephant Foundation, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Chiang Mai University, the National Elephant Institute, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Kasetsart University invite you to join us for the 19th International Elephant Conservation & Research Symposium to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 14-17, 2023 at the Empress Hotel Chiang Mai.

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Registration is $150 per attendee, which includes an ice breaker event, 3 lunches, 1 dinner, and daily coffee/tea breaks.

When you register you can also pre-order your own embroidered symposium shirt! These exclusive souvenirs are traditional button-up Thai Mor Hom shirts and will only be available for pick-up at the symposium.

Secure your place today! We will share more information about booking the group rate at the hotel, potential side trips, and other important event information soon.

We look forward to seeing you in Thailand!

We look forward to seeing you in Thailand!

Call for Abstracts!

Do you want to present at the 19th International Elephant Conservation & Research Symposium? The Call for Abstracts is now posted.

This symposium will bring together elephant conservationists and researchers from around the world to present on a diverse range of conservation projects and research outcomes. We are seeking abstracts covering topics related to all species of elephants, EEHV in range countries, 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, and other issues that 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!