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Subject: Emerging Conservation Professionals Network

Emerging Conservation Professionals Network

From: Ryan Winfield <rwinfield<-a>
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2008
At the 2008 Annual Meeting, AIC began forming a new group focused on
conservators just entering the field. Over the intervening months,
this new group started to formulate the direction in which they
wanted to go. After a survey and initial meeting, they are off to a
great start. Here are some of the things that they will be doing
over the coming months:

    Begin listing internship/pre-program training opportunities on
    the new AIC website

    Send out more detailed surveys about the state of the field of
    conservation

    Establish a Mentoring Program

    Organize networking happy hours in various cities

    Take part in more virtual networking

    Develop and execute a plan to present the AIC outreach lecture

    Host their own business meeting and separate reception at the
    2009 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles

    Update AIC's Conservation Training in US brochure/information

If you are a pre-program student, student, or a conservator just
entering the field, consider becoming involved in one of the above
initiatives. If you are a seasoned conservation professional, think
about volunteering for our Mentoring Program. Take part on one of
our conference calls happening every Third Thursday at 1 pm
Eastern time. For more information, contact

   Ryan Winfield
   202-661-8065
   rwinfield<-a t->aic-faic< . >org

Our next conference call is September 18, 2008.


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