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The International Ornithologists’ Union (IOU), which has convened the world’s largest summit on avian biology since its first congress in 1884, will partner with the University of KwaZulu-Natal to organize the 28th IOCongress® in Durban, South Africa, 14–20 Aug. 2022.

Every four years, the IOCongress brings together the world’s foremost ornithologists and others whose work advances avian biology at every level. More than 1,600 scientists and other professionals came together for the 2018 IOCongress in Vancouver, British Columbia. Durban hosted the event the one time it was convened in Africa in 1998.

Professor Colleen T. Downs, biologist and National Research Foundation chair in ecosystem health at the university’s school of life sciences, will serve as convenor for the event, appointed by Dominique G. Homberger, IOU president and alumni professor in the department of biological sciences at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. 

The International Ornithologists’ Union (IOU), Scientific Program Committee (SPC) together with the University of KwaZulu-Natal invites you to submit a Symposium Proposal for the 28th IOCongress® in Durban, South Africa, 14–20 Aug. 2022. The IOCongress® is the world’s largest summit on avian biology since its first congress in 1884.
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