27th IBA Conference Kalispell, Montana, USA

The IBA conference committee has decided to go ahead and resume conference planning for May 16 – 21, 2021. If you have already reserved your room with the conference hotel, your reservation will be transferred to the new conference dates. Over the next few weeks, the timeline will be updated with new deadlines for registration to coincide with the new conference dates. Please watch your email for updates and check both the IBA and the Kalispell conference websites. Decisions regarding the acceptance of poster or oral presentation made earlier are final and are not affected by the postponement.


The May 2021 dates are being planned with the contingency that if COVID-19 causes significant challenges again this coming fall or winter, a virtual conference format will be implemented as an alternative. Conference planning will go forward with specific check-in dates to assess the COVID-19 situation as we get closer to the conference to decide if we need to switch to a virtual conference format. The first of those check-in dates will be this coming fall, the last will be in early 2021. We will keep you informed of our planning and decisions.

If you need an invitation letter for the conference for your VISA application, please contact Jennapher Teunissen van Manen

You can watch some of our members give a preview of the research they will present during the conference below on IBA’s YouTube channel.

Carmen Julia Quiroga Pacheco, Prey or competitor? Exploring the Influence of Cattle Ranching on Andean Bear Occurrence

Jamshid Parchizadeh, Brown Bear-Human Encounters in Iran Resulting in Injury or Death

Date: May 16, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Location:
Kalispell, Montana, United States