Ontario Biodiversity Summit



Your registration fee for the 2015 Ontario Biodiversity Summit includes:

  • Two days of programming including plenary and concurrent sessions, workshops
  • Tuesday evening reception for the release of Ontario’s Biodiversity 2015 Report
  • Biodiversity dinner on Wednesday night
  • Networking and social opportunities on Thursday night
  • Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Refreshment breaks on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Access to field trips and activities on Friday (additional costs may apply)
  • 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

Registration Fees

Standard Registration
Non-Profit Organization Registration
Speaker Registration
Student Poster Presenter Registration
Student Registration*


*The Student registration fee is for Summit delegates enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.

Field Trips

Stewardship in Action: what landowners are doing
Organizers: Stewardship Network of Ontario (Suzanne Barrett) and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (Jocelyn Baker)

Friday May 22, 2015
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
(assemble at 8:15 am for departure at 8:30 am sharp!)

Join us to discover real-life examples of many of the themes of the Biodiversity Summit – from increasing resilience to climate change, to protecting ecosystem services and reaching out to businesses and citizens. Meet the landowners and community partners who are making a difference on farms, gardens and woodlots by restoring streams, planting trees, tackling invasives, creating pollinator habitats and regenerating wetlands. We will learn that ten years of experience implementing a watershed plan for One Mile Creek Watershed is reaping rewards – restoring biodiversity and improving local environmental health. The field trip will begin in Niagara Falls and proceed north along the Niagara Parkway to Niagara on the Lake. It will conclude with lunch and introductory winetasting at Southbrook Vineyard. Handouts will be provided as illustrations of outreach materials that really work.

Conserving Biodiversity: managing protected areas
Organizers: Niagara Parks Commission, Landcare Niagara, Trees Unlimited and the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Friday May 22, 2015
8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the Niagara Region’s local biodiversity on walking tours with knowledgeable experts. On these guided hikes, you will learn about unique landscape features like the Niagara Glen and Lathrop Nature Reserve that provide habitat to many species, including species at risk. The properties that you will visit are publically owned and you will meet the staff managing these reserves and learn about the stewardship successes and challenges they have faced. Celebrate the International Day of Biodiversity by gaining an understanding of how to conserve biodiversity, both by protecting the landscape features that exist and restoring what was lost.


The Ontario Biodiversity Council (OBC) has contracted The Professional Edge as the professional conference organizer (PCO) for the 2015 Ontario Biodiversity Summit.

Completion and submission of the registration form for the 2015 Ontario Biodiversity Summit provides your consent for the PCO to collect your personal information associated with your registration in order to communicate with you, process your conference registration fees, and make any arrangements with third party service providers pertaining to your participation at the 2015 Ontario Biodiversity Summit (including the provision of this personal information necessary to complete your registration or any aspect of your participation).

A list of participants, including contact information, may be produced and distributed to those who attend the 2015 Ontario Biodiversity Summit. In the Privacy Policy section of the online registration form, registrants are required to indicate whether or not they accept to have their contact information included in the list of participants. Contact information may include a registrant’s name, organization, and email address as provided on the conference registration form. Acceptance constitutes the consent of a registrant to include his or her contact information as part of the list of participants. If a registrant indicates that they do not consent, then his/her personal information shall be used by the PCO solely for purposes of communicating with the registrant and shall not be provided to anyone else, except indicated above to process the registration.

The Ontario Biodiversity Council will retain personal information provided on the registration form for the purpose of a follow-up survey or to share biodiversity-related information after the 2015 Ontario Biodiversity Summit has ended.

For further information about this policy, please contact info@ontariobiodiversitysummit.ca

Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation of registrations must be submitted in writing to the Conference Administrator no later than April 24, 2015. Refunds, less a $50 processing fee will be issued after the Conference. No refunds will be provided for cancellation of registrations received after April 24, 2015.