RSVP for the SMART Global Congress

Dear Colleagues

As many of you know, we are planning for the first ever SMART Global Congress in Namibia next 11-14 March. We’ve already received an incredible response to our initial request for RSVPs last month.

In order to ensure we have a broadly representative cross-section of the global SMART community, we want to share the RSVP with the community one more time before we finalize the invitation list. Please review the information below and fill out the RSVP form.

Thank you in advance for helping us ensure the success of the Global Congress.


Congress Dates: 10-14 March 2024

Location: Mercure Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia

About: The inaugural SMART Global Congress will be the first ever worldwide meeting for conservation practitioners using SMART, the most widely used protected area management solution in the world. Attendees will have the opportunity to showcase their work, participate in discussions and presentations on a range of conservation applications, receive training, and network with peers from more than 1,200 sites across over 100 countries.

Costs: To make this event as inclusive as possible for the entire global SMART community, the SMART Partnership will cover costs of congress attendance (3 congress days), meals, accommodation, and airport transfers from Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport for up to 250 participants. Participants will need to pay for their own international airfare to Windhoek.

Registration Process : Please complete the RSVP form (LINK TO RSVP FORM) by 22 SEPTEMBER to ensure you name is added to consideration on our invitation list. Full registration details will be communicated soon.

We are excited to host this event and are hoping to accommodate as many people and organizations as possible, but space is limited, so we will be limiting international participation to 250 people from the global SMART community.

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hello drew,
my name is Truphena kariuki GIS tech from Lion landscapes Ke we have been using SMART in our organization for the past 4 years with different conservation areas within Laikipia Kenya anyway i was kindly asking how many people per organization is SMART willing to cater for for this particular congress? 2 i did apply for RSVP back in august were there any feedback on who got the response

Hello everyone on board, I’m Giscard liyong from Cameroon. I’m a ranger working with the ministry of forestry and Wildlife and the conservation service of the Dja Wildlife Reserve which is a world heritage site. I am the SMART focal person for the DWR.

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Will the sessions be recorded and/or broadcast via Zoom?

thank you
Chris Nicholas

@chrisgnicholas We’re exploring recording them and posting them after the fact (pending logistics/costs/etc), but there will be no live broadcast/remote participation option for the Congress.