2nd Asian Ornithological Conference, Beijing, China


The second announcement of the 2nd Asian Ornithological Conference, Beijing, China

To further enhance the academic exchanges among countries in the Asian region, promote research and conservation of Asian ornithology, and elevate the international status and influence of Asian ornithological organizations, we are happy to announce that the 2nd Asian Ornithological Conference 2024 (The AOC 2024) will take place during 14-17th November in Beijing, China. The conference is supported and promoted by the International Ornithologists' Union (IOU) and organized by the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, co-organized by the International Zoological Society, China Ornithological Society and the journal Avian Research. The chairman of the conference is Prof. Yue-Hua Sun, a researcher at the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

We welcome scientists and researchers in the field of ornithology and related areas from universities, research institutes, and scientific research units nationwide to participate in this academic event of Asian ornithology!

1.The theme of conference

The new era of Asia ornithology


14 - 17 November, 2024

3.The venue

China National Convention Center

The venue is in the center of Beijing Olympic Park, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China. 

For more details, please visit the conference website: AOC 2024 (casconf.cn).


4.Fees and Inclusions

During the conference, delegates are responsible for their own accommodation expenses. For registration payment methods, please visit the official website of the 2nd Asian Ornithological Conference (AOC 2024 (casconf.cn)). Registration is divided into early registration, normal registration, and on-site registration, with fees based on the payment date.


Registration Types





Low-Income Developing Country Delegate


Low-Income Developing Country Delegate



Before August 15th





Regular Registration

From August 15th to October 15th





On-Site Registration





Note: The conference will provide financial support to delegates from third world countries. Applicants must register and submit their paper abstracts before August 1st for consideration by the Academic Committee. Please indicate the request for sponsorship when submitting the abstract. 




Main Agenda

November 14th


Delegate Registration


Pre-Conference Training Workshop

November 15th

All Day

Opening Ceremony, Plenary Sessions, Youth Sessions, Special Topic Sessions, Poster Sessions

November 16th

All Day

Plenary Sessions, Youth Sessions, Special Topic Sessions, Poster Sessions

November 17th

All Day

Special Topic Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Youth Sessions, Closing Ceremony




Remittance Account Information is as follows: (Please include the note "AOC+University +Name" when remitting)

Account Holder: Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Bank Name: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Haidian West District Branch

Account Number: 0200004509088125063



7.Academic Presentation and Requirements:

The conference will feature plenary sessions, special topic sessions, roundtable discussions, and poster presentations as forms of academic exchange. Awards will be given for outstanding young presenter and outstanding poster. The deadline for abstract submission is August 15th. In addition to the confirmed topics, participants can organize related sessions by contacting the organizing committee.

Please refer to the conference website template for abstract format. Each abstract should not exceed 300 words, excluding the title, and should concisely summarize the content of the presentation. For more details, please refer to AOC 2024 (casconf.cn).



7.1 Pre-Conference Training Workshop

  1. Title:Estimating wildlife density based on survey data and R;

Speaker: Xinhai Li,Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  1. Title:Species distribution models in ornithology;

Speaker: Huijie Qiao, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  1. Title:AI-based Bird Detection and Recognition

Speaker: Congtian Lin, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences



7.2 Symposium Sessions

Avian Habitat Conservation and Management

Avian Diversity

Genomic Studies in Ornithology

Global Change and Avian Responses

Avian Ethology

Physiology and Environmental Adaptation

Evolution and Adaptation

New Technologies and Methods for Avian Monitoring and Research

Avian Ringing and Monitoring in Asia

Migratory landbirds in the Anthropocene

Research and Conservation of Asian Cranes

The conveners of each special topic session and the Academic Committee of the conference will review the submitted abstracts and determine the list of oral presentations for the special topic sessions. We encourage all delegates to actively submit their contributions. Considering the limited time available for oral presentations, some delegates who have applied for oral presentations may be assigned to present their work in poster format. Delegates are kindly requested to log in to the website of the 2nd Asian Ornithological Conference to check the format of their submitted contributions.

The final schedule and topics of oral presentations will be specified in the official conference notification. Each oral presentation in the special topic sessions will be allocated 15 minutes (12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions). The standard size for posters is 90cm (width) × 120cm (height).



Conference recommended hotels: Asia Olympic International Hotel, China National Convention Center (CNCC) Grand Hotel, Nostalgia S Hotel (Beijing University of Science and Technology Bird's Nest), Home Inn (Beijing Water Cube Stadium), JI Hotel (Beijing Olympic Sports Park), 7 Days Inn (National Convention Center). The organizing committee has reserved rooms for delegates at the above-mentioned hotels. For more details, please refer to AOC 2024 (casconf.cn).



Chair of conference: Prof. Yue-Hua Sun 

Scientific Program Committee Chair: Prof. Ji-Jiang Xu; Dr. Jin-Won Lee

Organizing Committee Chair: Prof. Wen-Hong Deng

Secretary General: Dr. Gang Song songgang@ioz.ac.cn

Deputy Secretary: Dr. Kai Song songkai@ioz.ac.cn

Conference Affairs Contact: 

Mr. Wendong Xie xiewd@ioz.ac.cn  

Mr. Shangyu Wang wangshangyu21@ioz.ac.cn


10.Visa Information

Visa for China

Most international guests will require a visa to enter China and applications must be made in advance. You are advised to apply for your visa as early as possible as some applications may take 2-6 weeks to process.

Please visit About Chinese Visa (mfa.gov.cn) to ascertain the relevant visa for your visit.


Letter of Invitation

Should you require a letter of invitation to support your visa application, please email the conference contact and an invitation will be emailed to you, noting this does not imply any financial support for your participation at the conference.

Please note you must have registered in advance to be issued a letter of invitation.

We warmly welcome scientific and technological workers in the field of ornithology and related areas from universities, research institutions, nature reserves, museums, zoos, and wildlife management departments to register and participate in the grand academic event of Asian Ornithology!

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