Join Conservation X Labs at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress, IMCC5, June 24-29, 2018

Conservation X Labs will be participating in or organizing a number of sessions at IMCC5


Make for the Planet borneo
June 24-29, 2018


Make for the Planet Borneo is co-located with IMCC5 at the Waterfront Hotel to engage students and practitioners from multiple fields – engineering, design, do-it-yourself making, computer programming, science and technology, etc. – to create solutions for five specific marine conservation challenges to be presented at IMCC5. Teams will have access to a pop-up makerspace with prototyping equipment, including 3D printers and electronics stations, and access to the IMCC5 presentations.  Mentors from the IMCC5 delegation and local organizations will be on-hand to help guide the multidisciplinary teams. Teams will win prizes!

 Photo by  Aaron Burden  on  Unsplash

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash


 Photo by Alex Dehgan

Photo by Alex Dehgan

S191: June 25, 10am-12pm: Make for the Planet: what are the five marine Conservation Challenges? 
Hear the conservation challenges that will inspire the Make for the Planet teams' solutions!

S128 : June 26, 10am - 12 pm: The value of entrepreneurship for conservation: sourcing, developing, and scaling ocean conservation solutions

Poster Session: June 27, 6:00-9:00 pm: View all of the Make for the Planet solutions

S197: June 28, 4:00 - 6:00pm: Make for the Planet: final conservation solution pitches.
Watch & support the finalists in Make for the Planet pitch their ideas in front of the judges.

Coral Reef Restoration - In partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation & others:

S179: Novel approaches to the conservation and management of coral reefs under climate change

FG98: Setting the scene for a global reef conservation and innovation challenge


WS116: June 24, 4:00-6:00 PM: Hacking for Conservation - Make for the Planet Borneo pre-conference workshop

 Photo by Andrew Thaler

Photo by Andrew Thaler

Join the Make for the Planet teams in an action-packed 2-hour boot camp in design thinking and technology development for solving the grand challenges in conservation. This is required for Make for the Planet teams & open to IMCC5 delegates. Sign-up for the workshop when you register for IMCC5.