“In terms of opportunities for networking, professional development, and meeting up with old friends, the Annual Conference is by far the most productive few days of the year.”
The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of wildlife professionals and supporters in North America. For more than 20 years, TWS has hosted this unique and informative event that provides more than 40 networking opportunities through working groups, meetings and receptions as well as more than 600 educational opportunities that encourage discussion and collaboration.
Present at our Conference:
Submissions open December 5, 2016
Call for Contributed Papers & Posters
Submissions open February 13, 2017
Call for Student Research in Progress Posters
Submissions open TBA
At our conference, wildlife professionals make new connections with colleagues in wildlife science, research, management, business and education. Students meet professionals who can provide insights on careers, job opportunities, current research and best practices, and potential mentors.
The 24th Annual Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23-27, 2017.
The 25th Annual Conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on October 7-11, 2018.
The 26th Annual Conference will be held in Reno, Nevada on September 29-October 3, 2019.
Travel Grants: Seeking funding to attend the TWS Annual Conference? A list of available travel grants can be found here.
The Wildlife Society has co-hosted four international congresses at various locations around the world. The 2012 International Wildlife Management Congress was held in Durban, South Africa.
In 2015, the event was co-hosted by The Mammalogical Society of Japan and The Wildlife Society in Sapporo, Japan from July 26-30. Visit the Congress website through this link. The date and location for the next International Congress has not yet been determined.
International Wildlife Management Congress
2015: Sapporo, Japan
2012: Durban, South Africa
2003: Christchurch, New Zealand
1999: Gödöllő, Hungary
1993: San Jose, Costa Rica, 1993