The State of Biodiversity

Symposium | Wednesday, February 6

After the State of the Union, State of the State, and State of the City addresses, the State of Biodiversity Symposium will convene national and regional scientists and conservationists to discuss the latest science, emerging threats, and management success stories in the world of conservation. Now in its second year, this event is for the general public, conservation practitioners, and scientists to explore the status of regional conservation and biodiversity research efforts.

The State of Biodiversity will culminate in an evening Nat Talk on Tuesday, February 12 that will further explore the themes of the daytime symposium. This is a separately ticketed event.


The State of Biodiversity Symposium will include morning and afternoon concurrent sessions. More.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rodrigo A. Medellín will serve as the 2019 State of Biodiversity keynote speaker. More.

Speaker Profiles

Each session will feature four researchers either from the Museum or external organizations. More.


Registration is now open. Conservation biologists, researchers, naturalists, and land managers are encouraged to attend this event. More.

The 2019 State of Biodiversity Symposium is made possible by presenting sponsor The San Diego Foundation and media partner kpbs_logo.png.

Additional support provided by the Alan G. Lehman and Jane A. Lehman Foundation.