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The Icon Emerging Professional Network (EPN) aims to bring together and offer support for students and emerging conservation professionals

The Icon Emerging Professional Network (EPN) aims to bring together and offer support for students and emerging conservation professionals. We aim to reach mainly conservation students, and conservators in the first five years of their careers. However, this does not mean that the network is closed to those outside of this group, and we hope anyone who feels that the network can help them will join. 

Network Objectives 

  • To create discussion between members and the wider conservation community relating to the experience of the emerging conservation professional when seeking  employment.
  • To encourage the sharing of knowledge and collaboration between emerging and established conservation professionals, and the sharing of research among different academic and heritage institutions.  We will also look at ways to facilitate better access to conferences, workshops and other resources that can benefit career development in conservation. 
  • To facilitate communication among the group by providing a platform for emerging conservation professionals to discuss and share their experiences and knowledge with other members of the network.