photo credit: Emily Myron, ILCN

Join private, NGO, and local community land conservationists from around the world at the ILCN’s 2018 Global Congress in Santiago, Chile on January 24-26th, 2018. The Congress is free to all participants.

The 2018 Global Congress will build upon the momentum, conversations, collaborations, and relationships that have emerged over the past several years, including at the First Congress of the ILCN, held in Berlin, Germany in October 2015 and at the Workshop on Emerging Innovations in Conservation Finance, held in Santiago in September 2016.

The Congress will explore a range of topics, focused on how attendees may take specific actions in their home countries to advance private land conservation, as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead for private land conservation. In addition, the Congress will include a field trip that features several important Chilean conservation stories, allowing hosts to share their successes and participants to build relationships in an informal atmosphere.

Many thanks to those who submitted proposals for workshop presentations and panels. The Congress Planning Committee is reviewing your submissions and will be in touch in the coming month.

Please note that due to overwhelming interest in the Congress, it is completely full. If you would like to be put on our waitlist, please contact Emily Myron ( as soon as possible.

January 24-26th, 2018
Hotel Noi Vitacura,
Santiago, Chile

Why Chile

It is a particularly important and auspicious time for the land conservation community in Chile, and across the Americas, to consider the distance travelled over the past several decades and the tremendous challenges that they will face over the balance of the twenty-first century.

The significance of the momentum in Chile is underscored by two ongoing initiatives:

  • The passage by the Chilean Congress of the Derecho Real de Conservación, which now allows private landowners to protect their land in perpetuity, and;
  • A project now being negotiated by the Government of Chile and Tompkins Conservation that may protect as many as 10 million acres as new or expanded National Parks.

Inspired by the beautiful Chilean landscape, the ILCN looks forward to exploring how practitioners around the globe can continue to learn from one another and work to advance the private land conservation movement.

photo credit: Ekaterina Krasnikova, iStock

Additional Resources

To learn more about the 2018 Congress explore our resources below

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Learn more about the plans and goals for the 2018 Congress.

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Call for Proposals

The submission process if now closed. Thank you to the applicants.

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Contact us for more information

For more information on attending, submitting a workshop proposal, or about the Congress in general, please contact Emily Myron, Program Manager for the ILCN.

Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to thank
our partners, without whom this Congress
would not be possible.

Planning Committee

Victoria Alonso
Javier Beltran
Tilmann Disselhoff
Anton Gazenbeek
Peter Stein
Henry Tepper

Host Committee

Victoria Alonso
Pablo Bosch
Tomas Folch
Catherine Kenrick
Charlie Kimber
Daniela Martinez
Roberto Peralta
Marcela Renteria
Marcelo Ringeling
Pancho Solis
David Tecklin