National Ecosystem Services Partnership ACES Events
The National Ecosystem Services Partnership will be in attendance at the A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) 2016 Conference December 5-9 in Jacksonville, Florida. Consider joining one of the many events we'll be hosting or participating in. 
Monday, December 5
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Grand Ballroom 1
Workshop on Methods for Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision Making: From Benefit Relevant Indicators to Monetary Values
This workshop explores ecosystem service quantification and valuation methods contained in the Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook using participant exercises to enhance the discussion. 

Monday, December 5
7-8:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom 1
ACES Pollinator Mixer and Roundtable
A mixer to advance science-based conservation to support better metrics and business models to promote investments in pollinators.

Tuesday, December 6
1-2:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom 3
Session: Building Consistency into Ecosystem Services Assessments and Decision Making
This session features a series of presentations on how consistency in the implementation of ecosystem services can be improved in decision making.

Tuesday, December 6
7-8 p.m., Daytona Room (third floor)
Launch Event for the Bridge Collaborative: Connecting the Health, Development
and Environment Communities for Positive Global Change
At this event, members of the Secretariat will share details on a new initiative--the Bridge Collaborative--that brings health, development, and environment communities together to effectively achieve the world's Sustainable Development Goals. Complimentary cocktails and light appetizers will be provided.

Wednesday, December 7
1:15-3 p.m., Grand Ballroom 6
Session: Evidence Chains to Take Ecosystem Services from Popular Concept to Widespread Impact
This session will discuss ideas for a standard method for defining causual chains that will allow the creation of an integrated socio-ecological base for conservation, natural resource management and development.

Wednesday, December 7
5:30-6:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom 2
Town Hall on What's Next for Ecosystem Services in Decision Making: Priorities
and Pathways
This town hall will provide perspective on the current landscape and near term priorities
for ecosystem services from decision maker and practitioner communities.

Thursday, December 8
4:55-5:15 p.m., River Terrace 2
Talk: Using Ecosystem Services to Inform Conservation Decisions at a Landscape Scale
This talk focuses on an approach to identify effective landowner engagement strategies to promote and sustain ecosystem services.

Friday, December 9
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m., Grand Ballroom 4
Closing Plenary Session

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership engages both public and private individuals and organizations to enhance collaboration within the ecosystem services community in order to strengthen coordination of policy, market implementation, and research at the national level. 
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