#SwiftSegovia2020
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Segovia Centro de Creación La Cárcel,
Av. Juan Carlos I, Segovia, España

CONFERENCE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19. 

We will continue to inform.

 

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 ABOUT

Following upon the great success of the 5th International Swift Conference held in 2018 in Tel Aviv, we are pleased to invite you to join us in 2020 in Segovia to celebrate the 6th International Swift Conference, the first one to be held in the Iberian Peninsula.

 

Segovia is a small city in the centre of Spain with a great cultural and architectural heritage, known worldwide for its famous ancient aqueduct. In addition, it has an important natural heritage, particularly in birds and especially in Swifts, with a major colony breeding in the aqueduct. 

 

In recent years the city has made a breakthrough in ways to reconcile its architectural and natural heritage, enabling the wildlife to continue living side by side with the human inhabitants.

 

Segovia’s proximity to the capital of Spain, Madrid, ensures easy communicaion by public transport. Segovia also has a wide choice of hotels and restaurants, permitting attendees to enjoy this beautiul city to the fullest extent.

 

The Conference will take place on 20, 21 and 22 May 2020. As with the previous conferences, we are asking for presentations and lectures on topics including the biology of Swifts, migration and geolocation technology, aerodynamics, radar studies, rehabilitation, conservation measures and promotion, including the presentation of specific projects, also including culture and education, artworks, and photography. Contributions based on personal experiences as well as scientific research are welcome, and there will be an opportunity to display artworks, posters and materials relating to project work.


We have too programmed some exclusive complementary activities for congress attendees.  

 

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PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

CONFERENCE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19. 

We will continue to inform.

DAY 0. 
19:00-21:00 Reception and welcome cocktail (Meeting of friends)
DAY 1. 
09:00-09:30   Reception

09:30-10:00 Welcome of organization and personalities

10:00-11:00 Opening Conference: Urban Biodiversity

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:30 Oral communications: research about swifts

13:30-16:00 Lunch

16:30–17:00 Walk to tourist office

17:00–19:00 Tourist walk through Segovia (cultural walk)
                     Guided visit to the Alcazar and Cathedral
DAY 2.
09:00-10:00   Plenary conference: Building Rehabilitation and Biodiversity
 
10:00-11:00 Oral communications: Rehabilitation of buildings
 
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
 
11:30-13:30 Oral communications: rehabilitation of buildings
 
13:30-16:00 Lunch
 
16:00-17:00 Oral communications: Research and protection of birds
 
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
 
17:30-20:30 Birdwatching around Segovia
DAY 3.
09:00-10:00   Plenary conference: Hand-reared common swifts

10:00-11:00 Oral communications: personal experiences, other species

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:30 Oral communications: recovery and care centres

13:30-15:30 Lunch

15:30-17:00 Working groups: conservation/recovery and care centres/others. 
                    Conclusions of working groups

17:00-17:30 Coffee break

17:30-18:30 Poster Session

17:30-18:30 Presentation of candidatures and vote of the headquarters of 2022

18:30-19:00 Closing ceremony

21:00-23:00 Congress closing dinner
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
SATURDAY
08:30-19:00. Birding tour to the 'Hoces del Duratón, Natural Park' (Segovia)
SUNDAY
08:30-14:00. Birding tour to 'Vulture's Hide', El Espinar (Segovia)
(Para visualizar la versión en español haz click aquí )
 

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COMMUNICATIONS

We are asking for presentations and lectures on topics including the biology of Swifts, migration and geolocation technology, aerodynamics, radar studies, rehabilitation, conservation measures and promotion, including the presentation of specific projects, also including culture and education, artworks, and photography.
 
Presentations from previous conferences will be accepted, if they have been updated with new content. 

 

Time to develop communications: 15-20 minutes.


Contributions based on personal experiences as well as scientific research are welcome, and there will be an opportunity to display artworks, posters and materials relating to project work. 
 
Please, send us a brief first abstract (a maximum of 300 words) including the title, to the following address: swiftsegovia2020@forogeobiosfera.org

 

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CONFIRMED

SPEAKERS

PLENARY LECTURES

Edward Mayer

"Why Support Urban Biodiversity? Helping Swifts, helping Wildlife, helping Ourselves"

Edward Mayer is founder of the Swift Conservation association

Dave Goulson

"Global insect declines"

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex,

Enric Fusté

"Hand-rearing orphan Swifts: research, protocol, diet and experiences".

Enric Fusté, BSc MSc Wild Animal Biology MRSB. Collaborating wildlife rehabilitation center Aiguamolls de LÉmpordà y Torreferrussa.

 

We will soon be updating more speakers and talks

 
 

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INFO

Hotels in Segovia
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Discover the best top things to do and see in Segovia: Acueducto, Catedral, Alcázar, Jewish Quart, Restaurants, "Tapeo", Nature routes...
Special rates for attending the Congress in high speed train Madrid to Segovia.
 
Travel from Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport to Madrid and Madrid to Segovia (Avanza Bus)
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REGISTER TO THE CONFERENCE

 
 

 

COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES

We have programmed some exclusive complementary activities for congress attendees. Get your tickets and reserve your place

ORGANIZERS

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SPONSORS

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COLLABORATORS

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If you want to be a sponsor or collaborator, please contact us to the following address:

swiftsegovia2020@forogeobiosfera.org

 
 

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