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4th International Marine Conservation Congress

The Marine Section of SCB provides a home for Marine Conservation Biology in order to further marine conservation science, research and public policy. Unlike other SCB Sections, the Marine Section does not have a specifically regional focus as marine issues are global.

The SCB Marine Section's International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) are the most important international meetings for marine conservation professionals and students.

The 4th annual IMCC was held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador from July 28th - August 5th, 2016. 

Azurigen worked as a on-site coordinator for the conference, and assisted in all aspects of the conference, from fundraising, planning, venue booking, managing volunteers, managing contracts and scheduling payment for the services rendered.


"I absolutely loved working with Travis Nielsen, now CEO of Azurigen, for the 4th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) in St. John's, Newfoundland. We started the process two years in advance, but as soon as Travis came on board, the conference really started to take shape. Travis ensured everything went smoothly right down to the last detail. Even with the organizers' many years of experience planning conferences, Travis took care of details we would not have otherwise thought of, and he is able to handle small- and large-scale projects. He was excellent at dealing with issues, liaising with vendors, handling international matters, assisting keynote speakers and dignitaries, communicating with venues, and more. Our experience with Travis was strongly positive, and the feedback from our delegates was very positive. IMCC overwhelmingly decided to work with Travis again." 

Samantha Oester, Samantha Oester, Conference Co-Chair, IMCC4

"Organizing a major science conference is a massive endeavor, and it’s important to have people working with you that you can trust. Travis is one of those people. Before, during, and after the event he was actively identifying and solving problems, often before I even realized that a problem was in need of solving. He was professional, reliable, and I would hire him again in heartbeat."

Brett Favaro, Conference Co-Chair, IMCC4

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