Biogeography India

Conference Details

Abstracts & Registrations


Selected abstracts here!


15 August:

Accommodations close

15 September:

Late registration closes

15 September:

Registration is still open here

Abstract submission has closed.

Indian & other low-income country participants - your registration fees includes an IBS membership bundled together. You need not make a separate transaction. Your membership details will be sent to you separately. See below for details on membership and its benefits.


Registration fees

Early (Before 15 May 2017 23:59 IST) After 15 May 2017 23:59 IST
Members, Early Non-members, Early Late
High income country students USD 175 (membership purchased separately)

USD 225 USD 275
(foreign nationals cannot apply at this time due to visa restrictions)
High income country professional USD 250 (membership purchased separately) USD 325 USD 350
(foreign nationals cannot apply at this time due to visa restrictions)
Indian/low income country student INR 4400 / USD 65 (includes IBS membership) Not applicable INR 5500 / USD 80 (includes IBS membership)
Indian/low income country professional INR 6700 / USD 100 (includes IBS membership) Not applicable INR 8000 / USD 120 (includes IBS membership)

*Country for registration fees is the country where your income comes from (not citizenship). See scenarios below.

Registration scenarios:

Indian (or low income country) citizen, student studying in the US (or high income country) -pay registration fees for High income country student

Indian (or low income country) citizen, post-doc/faculty/professionalin the US (or high income country) -pay registration fees for High income country professional

US (or high income country) citizen earning salary/fellowship in India (or low income country) - pay Indian/low income country registration fees

If you are a foreign national, please see the Visa requirements below.

If you are unsure if you belong to a low-income/developing country, check here.

We also supported several student bursaries that are now closed.

Conference Visa

Government of India requires that all foreign nationals intending to participate in a conference in India apply for a CONFERENCE VISA. Towards facilitating this, we are required to collect certain details that will be passed on to the Ministry of External Affairs. These details will then be sent to the visa office where you intend to apply for your conference visa. In order to ensure that the process works smoothly, we request all foreign nationals to submit the required information as part of the registration form.

Please note that since the above process takes a few months to process, we will not be able to take registrations from any foreign nationals after the early registration closes.

If you are a foreign national, early registration is the ONLY way to register for this conference.

Please note that US citizens also require a visa for India.

Talks or Posters

Most posters will also be included in a short speed talk in a common symposium where the critical elements of a poster can be presented. Posters will be arranged according to subject/topic such that the symposia participants (invited speakers/talk and poster presenters) can all have meaningful interactions.

Poster Boards are 3ft (wide) x 4ft (high)

Do not mail your poster presentation in advance - print it and bring it with you to the meeting.

The orientation of your poster can be either landscape or portrait, but please ensure that the poster size does not exceed the following dimensions irrespective of its orientation: 3ft (wide) x 4ft (high).

Your poster will be allotted a number and you should display your poster only on the poster board that matches this number. Please contact the registration desk for additional details.

Detailed instructions on preparation of posters are HERE . We use the same poster boards as SCCS Bangalore!

SPEED TALKS: Speed talks are meant to go with the posters, however, the talks are to be delivered in the selected sessions 

Each speed talk is allocated 5 minutes. This should be kept fairly simple, and only provide a quick summary to get people to visit your poster.


IBS Membership

By joining IBS you help to support the mission of this society to foster communication and collaboration between biogeographers in disparate academic fields, increase both the awareness and interests of the scientific community and the lay public in the contributions of biogeographers, and promote the training and education of biogeographers so that they may develop sound strategies for studying and conserving the world's biota.

All memberships are renewable at any time and active for one year. Memberships support IBS activities, including organization of the biennial conferences, travel awards for students to attend the conferences, production of the IBS journal Frontiers of Biogeography, and organization of off-year symposia and conferences. All members whose dues have been paid are entitled to full membership benefits, which include:

1) the opportunity to participate in international meetings of the Society, 
2) discounts (up to 20%) on books published in association with IBS, and select additional book offers, 
3) free online access to post-1995 volumes of four Wiley journals: Journal of BiogeographyGlobal Ecology & BiogeographyDiversity & Distributions, and Ecography, all journals covering aspects of biogeography and ecology,  
4) a 20% discount on access to two additional Wiley-Blackwell journals: Journal of Avian Biology and Oikos
5) reduced publication costs in Frontiers of Biogeography, the open access scientific journal of the IBS, and
6) discounted registration fee for conferences.


Membership categories are RegularStudent, and Developing Country

Regular Membership
$40/year - Regular IBS Membership, suggested for member income levels <45,000 USD. 
$55/year - Regular IBS Membership, suggested for member income levels 45,000 USD to 65,000 USD. 
$70/year - Regular IBS Membership, suggested for member income levels 65,000 USD or more. 
$100/year - IBS Benefactor, for those able to provide increased support for IBS programs. 

Student Membership
Dues for students are $30 per year. Students are defined as undergraduates (= college students), graduate students (= post-graduates), and those who have recently completed a Masters or PhD degree but are not yet employed. 

India IBS special membership - for developing countries adjacent to India (includes India, SriLanka, Nepal, Bangladesh & Bhutan)
A special membership of $15 is available to individuals who are citizens of the countries listed above. The IBS board has created this special category to aid participation from India and neighboring countries. This fee is also bundled with the registration costs that can be paid in a single transaction. 

Other Developing Country Membership
Developing Country Memberships dues of $25 are available to individuals who are citizens of a developing country and currently residing in that country. Click here for a list of developing countries

Emeritus/Retiree Membership
Please choose the membership appropriate for your income level. 
Join the International Biogeography Society or renew your membership.


Details of accommodation are at the venue page

Limited shared (double or triple), dormitory accommodation is available for reservation at registration.

For accommodation outside campus, some are listed here at meta-search website Trivago, but do remember that Bengaluru has heavy traffic congestion during rush hours.  Google maps provides good estimates of travel times within Bengaluru.

Cancellation Policy

Refund of registration fees will be made if written notification of cancellation is sent to the organizing committee at contact[at]  The following deductions apply:

  • 90% refund if done prior to 00:00 IST on 15 August 2017
  • 75% refund if canceled between August 15 and September 15 (00:00 IST)
  • Refunds after September 15 are only given on a case by case basis if budget allows. Please contact us

Abstract Selection

Selected abstracts here!

The deadline for abstract submission is 7 May 2017 (Extended to 15 May)

Talks are determined by a committee (reviewed and rated) following the abstract submission deadline

Posters spaces are first-come, first-served (assuming topic is biogeography related)

Abstracts submitted for a talk but not chosen, will automatically be offered a poster space

Interested in South-Asian conservation?

Come a few days earlier and attend Student Conference in Conservation Science Bengaluru. This is the largest annual gathering of the Indian conservation community and is a very vibrant conference of about 400 youngsters in this field. This conference is held at the same venue as IBS India meeting and is held back-to-back to aid synergies. Early registration is USD 36 and includes all meals for four days.