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Announcing the 2022 Northeast Natural History Conference

... back in Albany and in-person!!

After a long hiatus from the city where the conference originated, we are excited to return there for the 2022 NENHC and even more so as we will be holding it at the new Albany Capital Center. Located a stone's throw from the Capital Plaza venue we had used before, the ACC is a new, modern facility that is particularly well suited to hosting our conference.

We are definitely looking forward to ditching the Zoom and screens and seeing and chatting with all of you live face-to-face. Rest assured that we will be working with the ACC to ensure that the event is conducted with COVID safety in mind, with extra attention to providing for ample distancing at all times, temperature check at registration, masking required for all attendees, thorough sanitizing practices, effective air filtration (bipolar ionization technology), and a conference and venue staff that is fully vaccinated and masked.

You won't want to miss the Northeast's largest regional forum for researchers, natural resource managers, students, and naturalists to present current information on the varied aspects of applied field biology (freshwater, marine, and terrestrial) and natural history for the Northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. It will serve as a premier venue to identify research and management needs, foster friendships and collegial relationships, and encourage a greater region-wide interest in natural history by bringing people with diverse backgrounds together. Every year, we receive affirmative feedback about how friendly, collegial, and enjoyable the conference is and how it is especially welcoming of and valuable to students.

Now accepting proposals for workshops, field trips, and special events

Now accepting proposals for sessions

Registration now open

Call for participating organizations

Call for exhibitors


To help encourage a particularly engaging conference program and in recognition of the effort that goes into soliciting speakers and putting together a cohesive, informative session, this year we will be offering a rebate of 50% off the conference registration fee to those who propose a session and successfully recruit presentations to fill it.

Deadlines and Important Dates

Conference Event Submission Deadline Confirmation/Notification of Acceptance
Session proposals February 6, 2022 Within 2 weeks
Oral presentation submissions February 20, 2022 Within 2 weeks
Poster presentation submissions February 27, 2022 Within 2 weeks
Workshop proposals March 6, 2022 Within 2 weeks
Field trip proposals March 6, 2022 Within 2 weeks
Special events proposals March 6, 2022 Within 2 weeks
Early registration deadline March 27, 2022 Within 4 days
Deadline for discounted hotel rates March 27, 2022 We are making arrangements with a number of hotels in the downtown Albany area for discounted rates for conference attendees. Details will be made available.

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