WSC1 was held in 2010 in Victoria, Canada, in association with the Pacific Seabird Group. WSC2 was held in 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa, in association with the South African Seabird group. Each WSC attracted 600 - 800 attendees from approximately 50 countries with over 400 presentations and posters. Students comprised 25 – 35% of the attendees at each conference. WSC3 is being planned for 2020 in Hobart, Australia, in conjunction with the Australasian Seabird Group.