Welcome to The 27th International Ornithological Congress
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
19 - 26 August 2018


Vancouver is delighted to welcome ornithologists from around the world on behalf of the International Ornithologists' Union to the 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress2018)! Considered the oldest and most prestigious of meetings for bird scientists, the Congress occurs every four years since first being held in Vienna, Austria, in 1884.

Canada has hosted only once previously, Ottawa in 1986, and Vancouver will be the first time the Congress has been on the Pacific Coast of the Americas. The Congress has broad national endorsement, including from the City of Vancouver, the province of British Columbia, Environment Canada, Simon Fraser University, Artists for Conservation, Tourism Vancouver plus an array of scientific societies and conservation organizations. Read more.

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Sign up for the congress e-Newsletter and receive updates on the IOCongress2018 program, tours, speaker details and more! Click here to sign up today! 

PLENARY SPEAKER LINE-UP

The Plenary Speakers for IOCongress2018 have been announced! Click here for the full list of Plenary Speakers that you can expect at the congress!

IOCONGRESS NEWS & MEDIA

IOCongress2018 provides updates on Ornithology community events, both local and international. Check out our News & Media page for more details!

PRE & POST CONGRESS TOURS

  Unique expeditions to Ecuador, Columbia, Tumbler Ridge, Sea-to-Sky and more await IOCongress2018 delegates. Click here for more information.

PHOTO SHOWCASE 

Calling all #Bird enthusiasts! Share your original bird photos with us and be featured across our digital platforms or onsite! Click here for more information. 

MID-CONGRESS
TOURS

A variety of congress tours will be offered in and around Vancouver. Click here for more tour details.

ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETIES & MORE

The Ornithological community consists of a variety of groups, societies, associations and unions: all of whom we'd like to acknowledge. Click here for more details.

VANCOUVER ATTRACTIONS

Vancouver offers visitors a multitude of attractions to visit during their trip to the city! Click here for a list of attractions to check out during your time in the city!!

ARTIST
SHOWCASE

Showcasing a variety of local artists who impact the culture and arts scene in Vancouver. Click here for a list of these great partners and artists. 

The City of Vancouver Welcomes the IOCongress!