The Bio-Diverse Festival 2020 Date: October 12th-18th Submit Abstract Conference Link Abstract Deadline: September 18th Conference Theme BIPOC and ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+, women, carers/caregivers, and scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in biology and conservation, and inequality remains pervasive. Despite conservation being a global socio-political and biological issue, inclusion and diversity are severely lacking. Not only must this change on ethical grounds, but diversity and inclusivity improve science and conservation work. Suitable diversity, inclusion, and role models are important to increase underrepresented and minority group recruitment and retention within scientific and academic disciplines. The Bio-Diverse Festival (BDF) 2020 fills the gap in representation and contributes to the necessary change we are beginning to see within academia and conservation.