Restoration for Resilience: Ecological Restoration in the 21st Century is hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration – Western Canada, in partnership with the joint Ecological Restoration program of British Columbia Institute of Technology and Simon Fraser University.

Resilience is a hot and challenging topic in scientific and social aspects of restoration and reclamation, resource management, and community planning. We are excited about this learning, networking, and trade show event for researchers and students, resource industries, government regulators and managers, consulting practitioners, Indigenous peoples, and community-based organizations.

Those who are members of the Western Canada SER Chapter will receive discounted registration prices. One does not have to be a Chapter or organization member to participate in the conference. However, if you are not a member we encourage you to join now to receive the discounted registration prices that only Chapter members receive. To join the Chapter please visit the following webpage –

Abstract Submission Open: August 25, 2017
Abstract Submission Closes: October 6, 2017
Registration Open: September 28, 2017
Registration Close: January 24, 2018 (3 weeks prior to conference)

Regular Registration prices are available until January 24, 2018. After January 24, 2018 the only registration option is On-site Registration which will include a late registration fee.

1-Day Pass
3-Day Conference Pass
All fees are fixed in U.S. dollars and will be charged in USD on the conference registration form.

Note: we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide on-site registrants with tickets for the pre-conference workshops, conference dinner, and/or post-conference field trips, so we encourage you to purchase early or regular registration.

If you wish to pay by cheque, please contact us directly at, and we will coordinate your registration.

Disclaimer: The Plenary/Workshop presenter rate is only applicable to plenary speakers and individuals facilitating pre-conference workshops. This rate does not apply to individuals presenting in concurrent or poster sessions.


Did you forget to register for a pre-conference workshop or field trip? Do you have more time to spend at the conference than initially planned and want to attend the banquet dinner? This can be corrected easily, and without much hassle. Simply follow these steps to register for items you forgot to the first time around:

  1. Locate your printable receipt emailed to you by the SER confirming your conference registration.
  2. On this receipt you will see “View/Update your Registration”
  3. Click this link, and you will be taken to your conference registration
  4. Here you can add items to your registration, without having to go through the whole process again.

If you are unable to find your receipt, or the link doesn’t appear to be working, please contact Cassandra at with your name and conference registration number, and she will have the link forwarded to you.

Details on the speakers, keynote presentation, plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, contributed poster and oral presentations, offsite field trips, and the meeting schedule will be posted soon on the conference website

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