Networking and social interaction hold an essential role at the IUCN Congress. Not only do the conferencing sessions allow for new relationships to form; social events also liven up the Congress and provide participants with a welcoming place to wind down at the end of the day or during lunchtime.

What is your idea for a fun time? Strolling along an art exhibition, checking out traditional dancing, tapping to a music performance, making new friends at a function? These were part of the Jeju experience. From cultural shows to informal icebreakers, they offered countless opportunities to make contacts in a relaxed atmosphere.

A selected number of social events were shortlisted as part of the official Congress programme. In addition, many exciting side events were organized by the host country and as well as private events held by the various delegates present in Jeju.

Getting social in Jeju

What’s on? Who’s organizing it? What is it?
Global Conservation Fund Reception Conservation International Reception
Flysch, the whisper of the rocks Sociedad Geológica de España Film
Hula Hawaii Hawaii's Convention Center

Authentic Hawaiian dance

Singing University Student Environmentalists, Green+ Daejayon Song
Standing on Sacred Ground Sacred Natural Site Initiative - IUCN Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Value. Film, Song & Presentation
Indigenous wisdom from nature Jeju Woman Governance Forum Traditional Korean Dancing & Singing
Linking-up local marine managers Blue Ventures Reception
Evidence-based conservation: lessons from the Lower Mekong Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Book launch
Découvrez vos futurs partenaires francophones ! Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, MAVA Foundation, Comité Français de l’UICN Reception
Partners in Conservation Capacity Building Colorado State University & Wildlife Institute of India Reception


Check out what else was happening in Jeju outside the Congress!