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Register now for the ABMI’s 2019 Information Forum

Join the ABMI to discuss the future of environmental monitoring in Alberta.

During our recent Stakeholder Needs Assessment process, we heard the call for more outreach about the ABMI’s activities. With that in mind, we’ve been working to offer new ways to connect with our monitoring work, data products, and broader research and development program. On January 30, the ABMI will host its 2019 Information Forum at the Royal Alberta Museum—registration is free, and you’re invited!

This event will introduce you to the activities and outcomes of some of the ABMI’s capacity areas, and outline opportunities for collaboration in pursuit of integrated monitoring across the province. Topics will include land surface monitoring systems, custom reporting, and bird and mammal monitoring. We’ll also preset a brief recap of the results and implications of the ABMI’s recent 10-year Science and Program Review. In addition, current ABMI collaborators will speak to their experiences working with the ABMI, including both process and outcomes. Finally, we will facilitate a series of short workshop sessions to gain your valuable insights into the development of several of our projects and products. Please join us for what we hope will be an animated discussion about biodiversity monitoring in Alberta going forward!

Registration begins at 8:15 AM, with formal proceedings between 8:45 AM and 2:15 PM. Workshops will be conducted in two half-hour sessions between 2:30 and 3:30. Coffee and lunch will be served during the event.

Please pre-register for this free event so that we can plan for catering. In addition, seating is limited for the workshops, so registration for those is mandatory. We welcome additional guests—please tell others who may be interested.

The deadline for registration is soon: Wednesday, January 23rd. We hope to see you there.

The complete program for the Information Forum is available here.

For more information, or if you are unable to attend in person, please contact Brett Campbell at

Note: Public parking is available near the Royal Alberta Museum. There are four parking spots for visitors with disabilities located just outside the main doors on the west side of the RAM. The museum is also located near transit and includes pedway access to the Churchill LRT station.