How to Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with ECPN and AIC. See below to learn more.

 

Become a Member of ECPN

If you are already an AIC Member, joining ECPN is easy -- and free! Log in to your Member Profile, and under “Interests” section, select “Emerging Conservation Professionals” to receive our email blasts about upcoming programming.

Having trouble? Click here for an illustrated guide on how to join. 

 

Join our Online Community

ECPN hosts a public Facebook group that is intended to promote a feeling of community and camaraderie amongst all conservation professionals and to provide a forum for discussion amongst our members. This page operates as both a network and a resource: it provides space for sharing opportunities, making professional connections, participating in fruitful discussions, and promoting increased awareness of the field of conservation.

The group is open to all emerging conservation professionals worldwide, including those just learning about the field and considering a career in conservation. Established conservation professionals are also welcome and encouraged to contribute content and advice to the ECPN Facebook community.

To join, search “Emerging Conservation Professionals Network” on Facebook and click “Request to Join.” Please noted that this is a public Facebook group in which page administrators must approve membership, but do not moderate discussions.

Before joining, please read our Facebook Posting Guidelines.

ECPN will be launching an online community on AIC's Higher Logic community platform. Check back for details!

Join Local Activities Organized by Regional Liaisons

ECPN’s Regional Liaisons cultivate local networks of ECPs and foster a sense of community, organizing local events such as lab tours, portfolio days, or happy hours. Click here to find your Regional Liaison. 

 

Become an ECPN Officer or Liaison

Conservation professionals are a dedicated group of individuals. Professional service is a great way to give back to the community and continue to develop your own network.

If you are interested in getting more involved, consider applying to become an ECPN Officer or Liaison! Each Spring, vacancies for Officer positions are advertised via e-blasts to ECPN members, on the ECPN Facebook Page, and on AIC’s Blog Conservators Converse. To learn more about the Liaison program, the role of liaisons, and application process click here.

 

Conduct Interviews for the FAIC Oral History Project

Volunteering your time to the FAIC Oral History Project offers an opportunity to learn about the history of the field, develop new skills, and make a contribution to this invaluable resource. Want to learn more about the experience of conducting an interview? Read this blogpost by Kari Rayner “Getting the Interview: Emerging Conservator Involvement in the FAIC Oral History Project.”

 

Volunteer for an Angels Project

In conjunction with the AIC Annual Meeting each year, AIC works with local conservators to develop an Angels Projects. Through these volunteer projects, conservators provide assistance to important local collections and help to promote a broader understanding of the importance of cultural preservation. To learn more about past Angels Projects and how to get involved, click here.

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