General info

Following previous international symposia of the Wetlands International/IUCN-SSC Swan Specialist Group we are delighted to announce that

the 6th International Swan Symposium

will be held at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia, from 15–19 October 2018.


The programme is still in development, but will include a 1-day mid-conference excursion. A post-conference excursion to Estonia’s amazing wetlands, which host thousands of migratory Bewick’s Swans and Whooper Swans each autumn is also being planned, for 20–21 October 2018.


Further information regarding registration and the submission of abstracts will be given in the Second Announcement, in March 2018. Meanwhile please note the following dates in your diaries:


Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 June 2018

Confirmation of oral and poster presentations: 1 July 2018

Deadline for early bird registration: 1 August 2018

Deadline for final registration: 1 October 2018

6th International Swan Symposium: 15 – 19 October 2018 (including arrival and registration on 15th Oct)

Post-conference excursions: 20–22 October 2018


We are already looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!


Eileen Rees (Chair: Wetlands International/IUCN-SSC Swan Specialist Group)

Leho Luigujõe (for the Organising Committee)