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79th SWCS International Annual Conference

This year, we are bringing our conservation family to a place where families gather every year to witness the region’s natural beauty and enjoy the company of one another.

We will assemble a diverse, multigenerational conservation network of researchers, practitioners, industry leaders, farmers, and students from around the world to Myrtle Beach, a coastal community located in South Carolina, just minutes from the North Carolina border. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Myrtle Beach and the other coastal communities along the strand showcases the charm and vulnerability of our world’s great ecosystems. From the beaches you can view islands and inlets surrounded by coastal wetlands. Coastal ecosystems transition up river to a diverse agricultural area that covers two-thirds of the state and includes peanuts, corn, cotton, livestock, and timber production. From there a sharp rise in elevation leads into the Blue Ridge Mountains, a beautiful section of the Appalachian Mountain Range.

This year’s conference theme, “Rising Together: Collaborative Conservation for All,” challenges all conservationists to rise to the great challenges and opportunities ahead of us, together.

At this year’s event, we will share successes and embrace lessons learned so that we can move toward our natural resource goals with greater speed, efficiency, effectiveness, and inclusivity. We will navigate the capacity, innovation, and partnerships needed to regenerate our land, water, and other natural resources.

  • Event Date & Time

    July 21, 2024 @ 8:00 am - July 24, 2024 @ 5:00 pm CDT

  • Event Location

    Sheraton Myrtle Beach
  • Cost