New Dates!

December 13-16, 2021

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

Bonita Springs, FL

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 Due to COVID-19, the ACES Conference has been rescheduled

Mark your calendar now for our NEW DATES of December 13-16, 2021 at the same location, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, FL. We truly regret these unfortunate circumstances, but the health and well-being of our attendees, employees and the overall community comes first. We are grateful to the sponsors, committees, session organizers, speakers and attendees who support the conference and ACES community as a whole, and we look forward to your participation during the new dates. 

We intend to have a small virtual event in December 2020 to engage the community, so be on the lookout for those details as they develop. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through these complexities.

ACES 2021

Focusing on the Future of Ecosystem Services

ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing international assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy-makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions. The focus of the conference is to link state-of-the-art science, practice, and decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community and decision makers from around the United States and the globe. ACES will engage leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American tribes, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in resource management and other societal decisions.


The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible.


OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and enhance and sustain the quality of human life by making that information accessible.

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