Virtual Symposium: 2023 State of Biodiversity


This online event is free of cost to those who cannot pay. However, if you can, please consider selecting the $25 suggested ticket price or adding a donation of any amount during checkout to support the Museum's mission.  

Suggested Ticket Price (Attendee): $25
Free Ticket (COMP - Attendee): $0

You will need to complete all registration information at the time of purchase. This ticket purchase and registration includes the virtual symposium:

1:45 PM - Opening remarks
2 PM - Four speakers with talks focused on regional conservation

• Anna Becker, Community Conservation Coordinator, Los Angeles Zoo

• Julio Lorda, Ph.D., Faculty member at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Ensenada, Adjunct scientist at the TRNERR, member and co-founder of MexCal

• Mariana Delgado Fernández, Ph.D., Environmental consultant, Creator of Expediciones Botánicas

• Ignacio Vilchis, Ph.D., Associate Director of Recovery Ecology, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

3:30 PM - Coffee Break
4 PM - Moderated panel discussion and Q&A
5 PM - Day portion ends

6:30 PM - Nat Talk: California's 30x30 Initiative with Jennifer Norris, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary for Biodiversity and Habitat at the California Natural Resources Agency (included)

To only register for the virtual evening Nat Talk, please click here
To register for the symposium in person instead, please click here.

After registering for the talk, you will receive an acknowledgement email that includes the Zoom access information for both the day time symposium and the evening Nat Talk. This email should arrive immediately upon successful registration, but may take up to an hour. In the event that you do not receive it, please contact us at so we can assist you.

On the day of the symposium, follow the instructions in your email to watch the event live. You do not need a Zoom account to participate, but you will need to input your email when you sign in.  

To become a Museum member, click "Membership" above.

NOTE: Each registrant must sign up individually.