Mingle and learn at conference networking events

By Dana Kobilinsky

Conference attendees enjoy each other’s company at the Women of Wildlife reception during the at the 2015 annual TWS conference in Winnipeg. ©TWS

Find details about TWS’ 24th Annual Conference at twsconference.org, including the detailed schedule. Discounted hotel rooms are selling out quickly, so register today and book early!

Plenaries, symposia and other talks are important at conferences. But attendees at the upcoming annual TWS conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico won’t want to miss the chance to mingle and have personal chats with some of the most successful wildlife professionals at a variety of networking events and receptions.

Aldo Leopold Reception

Meet the rock stars and living legends of the wildlife profession at the Aldo Leopold Reception. Some of the recipients of the Aldo Leopold Award, The Wildlife Society’s highest honor, will be there, and all conference attendees are welcome to join them. Don’t miss the opportunity to have great conversations with some of the best minds in wildlife science, management and conservation.

Women of Wildlife (WOW) Networking Event

Have some inspiring conversations with members of WOW about supporting women in wildlife. Maybe even find out about mentoring opportunities and get advice about being a woman in the wildlife field. Both men and women who want to show their support for women in wildlife are encouraged to attend.

TWS Partners

Many different organizations work with The Wildlife Society with similar conservation and management goals in mind. TWS is hosting a U.S. Forest Service and Wildlife Services reception, where you are welcome to learn about what some of TWS’s partners do for wildlife. The U.S. Geological Survey will also host a networking event.

The 1,000 Reception

If you showed your support for TWS through donating to the 1,000, you are invited to attend a reception of like-minded wildlifers. Attending the 1,000 reception are leading members of the profession, preserving the heritage of TWS and helping to create a brighter future for TWS, making sure that the society is the strongest voice of wildlife science, management and conservation for generations to come.

 This is just a snapshot of some networking events TWS attendees are invited to attend. Check out the conference website to learn more about receptions you might not want to miss out on in September, including the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Reception, the Canadian Section Hospitality Session and others.

Dana KobilinskyDana Kobilinsky is a science writer at The Wildlife Society. Contact her at dkobilinsky@wildlife.org with any questions or comments about her article. You can follow her on Twitter at @DanaKobi.

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