Student Events

Are you a student interested in jump-starting your career in sea turtle biology and conservation?

Allow us to help. We are the Student Committee, whose mission is to connect students with their peers, ease introduction in to the International Sea Turtle Society, and introduce students and others early in their career to opportunities through education and networking events. Students are key to the future of the International Sea Turtle Society and bring new perspectives to our group. Fostering students fits perfectly within the ISTS42 theme, “All In, All Together – Inspiring the Next Generations of Global Sea Turtle Conservationists.” During ISTS42 in Pattaya, students will benefit from these enlightening events sponsored by the Student Committee:

Student Workshop – Sunday 24th March from 1pm – 5pm, Room 14, Dusit Thani Hotel

  • Presenters discuss careers in turtle conservation including consultancy, academia, government, and non-profit work.
  • Bryan Wallace, Dr. Jarina Mohd Jani, Dr. Kartik Shanker, and Enas Mohamed Riyaz.
  • There is still time to sign up for the workshop via the Registration site (select ‘Edit Your Participant Registration Details / Add Items to your Registration’ on the homepage when logged in).

Student Mixer – Monday 25th March from 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Sabai Sabana

  • An hour before the Welcome Social/Cultural Night, the venue doors will open only to students for an hour of introductions and networking. This gives students a chance to meet others at similar career stages and make connections early on in the symposium.
  • The “Student Mixer & Welcome Social” ticket cost $20 and allows you to participate in both events. To purchase your ticket, go to the Registration site.

Speed Chatting with the Experts – Tuesday 26th March from 6pm – 7:30pm, Napalai C, Dusit Thani Hotel

  • Students can sign up (at the registration desk onsite) for 10-minute time slots to chat with sea turtle experts about their careers, advice they have for students, or which scale is the best to flipper tag – or whatever burning questions they have.
  • Experts include: Dr. John Wang, Dr. Jesse Senko, and many more.

Peer Evaluations (throughout the symposium)

  • Students that request peer evaluation when they submit an abstract will either be visited during their poster session or observed during their oral presentations by a peer – or 3 peers- that will anonymously give feedback on the presentation.
  • Feedback will be sent after the symposium has concluded,
  • If you did not check the box upon submission but would like to be evaluated, please email us.