Conferences

“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.”
Jonathan Derbridge, AZ

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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:

Call for Proposals for Educational & Training Programs

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.

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

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.


 

PAST CONFERENCES

Annual Conference
 2016:
Raleigh,
North Carolina
 2015:
Winnipeg,
Manitoba,
Canada
2014:
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania
2013:
Milwaukee,
Wisconsin
2012:
Portland,
Oregon
2011:
Kona,
Hawaii
2010:
Snowbird,
Utah
2009:
Monterey,
California
2008:
Miami,
Florida
2007:
Tuscon,
Arizona
2006:
Anchorage,
Alaska
2005:
Madison,
Wisconsin
2004:
Calgary,
Alberta, Canada
2003:
Burlington,
Vermont
2002:
Bismarck,
North Dakota
2001:
Reno,
Nevada
2000:
Nashville,
Tennessee
1999:
Austin,
Texas
1998:
Buffalo,
New York
1997:
Snowmass,
Colorado
1996:
Cincinnati,
Ohio
1995:
Portland,
Oregon
1994:
Albuquerque,
New Mexico

 

International Wildlife Management Congress 

2015: Sapporo, Japan
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2012:  Durban, South Africa

2003:  Christchurch, New Zealand

1999:  Gödöllő, Hungary

1993:  San Jose, Costa Rica, 1993