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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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!

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.

EXPEDITION TO ECUADOR

A unique expedition to Ecuador awaits from IOCongress2018. Click here for more details about this amazing tour!

EXPEDITION TO COLOMBIA

Tour Colombia with your fellow IOCongress2018 attendees by joining 1 of 2 Tour options. For more details, Click here!

IOCONGRESS NEWS & MEDIA

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

The City of Vancouver Welcomes the IOCongress!