Pathways Europe 2020

Join us for the 2nd iteration of the Pathways Europe: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training, hosted by Colorado State University and the Wageningen University and Research Cultural Geography, Forest and Nature Conservation Policy and Sociology of Development and Change Groups! The conference will be held from Sept. 20-23 at the Wageningen International Congress Centre in Wageningen, The Netherlands. For 2020, we will explore the crucial question: how can we share landscapes in a way that are beneficial for both humans and wildlife, while social representation in decision making is increasingly dynamic and unpredictable?

Submissions open October 10th, 2019.

To find out more visit the Pathways Europe website!


APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for the Women Conservationists Leadership Workshop (14th-16th February 2020) at the Pathways Africa 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training!

Pride Lion Conservation Alliance and Colorado State University have joined forces to offer a special training as part of Pathways Africa 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training. The focus of the training is to help African women conservation leaders strengthen their leadership skillsets to both achieve their goals and achieve greater conservation outcomes across Africa. The training will be held the Brackenhurst Conference and Training Center in Limuru, Kenya. 

This 3-day training workshop will offer personal growth opportunities such as leadership identity development, mentorship training, negotiation/conflict resolution skills, and creating a peer network of women conservation leaders to support one another in achieving greater conservation impact. Successful applicants will also be encouraged to submit an abstract or session proposal to be presented at the Pathways Kenya 2020 conference directly following the 3-day training.

Visit the application link here for eligibility requirements and to learn more about how you can create a new path to successful leadership, increase your resilience in challenging times, and be part of a network of like-minded women conservationists. 

Space is limited and the deadline for applications is 31st August, 2019. 


Date Change for Kenya 2020

After careful deliberation, the PRIDE-CSU planning team has made the decision to change the dates of the Pathways Kenya Conference. This was not a decision we made lightly, and we apologize for any inconvenience to those who may have already begun to make scheduling arrangements for this event. This decision was made solely for the purpose of making the conference more accessible to African practitioners and researchers by accommodating the local holiday schedule in Kenya. 

The conference will now take place from February 16th-19th, 2020 at the Brackenhurst Conference and Training Center in Limuru, Kenya. Please see below for notable scheduling adjustments, or visit the conference website for more info. 

The Women’s Leadership Training will be held prior to the conference from the 14th-16th (arrival on the 13th). 

We have also revised our prior theme of “Collaboration that Works” to emphasize our focus on the current critical issue of exclusion in African conservation. The new theme for Pathways 2020 will be “Open the Door to Diverse Voices”. We will examine the costs of excluding diverse voices in our decision-making teams and conservation programs and the benefits we will gain by their inclusion. We hope to provide a closer examination of how balanced leadership teams, effective collaborations, and diverse voices improve conservation impacts. We will also consider the individual and organizational change required to create an environment for innovative, long lasting solutions to address the complex crises of biodiversity loss and climate change and their impacts across Africa. We invite your perspectives on this critical topic.

Notable adjustments to the Pathways Kenya Timeline: 


The preliminary schedule will now be as follows: 

February 16th: Evening Welcome Reception 

February 17th: Sessions Begin

February 18th: Day 2 of Sessions

February 19th: Final Day of Sessions with Conference Closing Dinner 


  • Organized Session Submission Deadline: Extended to August 1st, 2019
  • Individual Abstract/Poster Submission Deadline: Extended to August 31st, 2019
  • Notification of Submission of Acceptance: September 30th, 2019
  • Revision Deadline: October 15th, 2019
  • RSVP Deadline: October 30th, 2019 
  • Preliminary Program Release on Website: November 15th, 2019 

We appreciate your understanding and consideration of these changes, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Limuru as we pursue this critical undertaking.