Annual Researchers’ Forum

  • Start Date: October 26, 2023
  • End Date: October 27, 2023
  • Time: schedule TBD. You can expect a full day of presentations and networking on Oct 26th, and field trip opportunities of Oct 27th.
  • City: Nelson BC
  • Venue: Nelson District Rod and Gun Club Hall
  • Call for Presentations closed, registration now open!

Event description

The Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology (CMI) hosts an annual event where we gather members of the scientific community, Indigenous community members and representatives, stewardship groups, and interested individuals to provide updates on ecological projects taking place in southeastern British Columbia – everything from field trials, new restoration projects and their associated community initiatives, to ecosystem monitoring and research, etc. These updates cover a wide range of topics and species. This is an informal atmosphere and everyone is invited to attend, mix, and mingle!

This event travels around the Columbia Mountains area to and this year our Researchers’ Forum will take place in Nelson, BC.  This year we’ll host a session that highlights aquatics work in the region, alongside a variety of other ecological projects. We’ll host presentations and a social on Thu Oct 26th, and venture out for a morning of field trips on Fri Oct 27th.


Call for presentations 

Call for oral presentations now closed, a list of presenters coming soon. (It looks great!) Anyone still wanting to submit a proposal for a poster or display is welcome to do so until Oct 5th.

Please check out the submission guidelines and submit proposals to



Registration fees include catered breaks and a buffet lunch on day one. There is an option to purchase bagged lunches for the field trips on day two (recommended.) We have done our best to keep the rates as low as possible.

Regular rate (includes CMI members): $55

Students and non-profits: $30

Indigenous community members and their government staff – please contact Hailey for fee support:



Event sponsors and partners

CMI is grateful to Masse Environmental and Columbia Power for their financial sponsorship of this event.

PHOTO: Glen Wainmann, 2022 Researchers’ Forum field trip, Radium Hot Springs National Park


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