Explore hundreds of sessions at TWS virtual conference

For only $125, you can get access to all of the educational content from the virtual TWS conference. Click here to register by midnight PT on Sunday, Sept. 20.

From the comfort and safety of your home this year, you can join the 1,750 already registered TWS virtual conference attendees in having hundreds of wildlife science and management educational opportunities at your hands.

Over two-thirds of past conference attendees have said that the educational programs and sessions provided at the TWS conference have enhanced their professional development. This year, without travel, accessing these beneficial programs will be a lot easier.

From Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, join fellow wildlifers at plenary and keynote sessions, workshops and trainings, symposia, contributed papers and poster sessions, panel discussions and other special sessions, some live for real-time interaction and some recorded for easy access later on. Read on to find out how these different educational sessions will be organized and when you will be able to take part.

Workshops and Trainings

Virtual workshops and trainings will provide learning opportunities that are as hands on as you can get without attendees physically being together. The sessions will take place live via video conference at their scheduled date and time.

Workshops and trainings require advanced registration and additional fees. Choose from sessions such as an introduction to understanding bat acoustic data, using advanced Google Earth Engine for wildlife biologists, how to speak and understand forestry talk for wildlife biologist, and many more.


Symposia, including presentations with similar themes, will be available on-demand for 24 hours on their scheduled date and again at the conclusion of the conference.

Attendees are invited to participate in discussion boards and live video chats linked to each individual presentation, where they can engage with one another about the topic at hand. All symposia speakers will have office hours the next day, where they will stick around in a live video chat, and attendees are welcome to pop in and ask questions or make comments. That’s a level of interaction not possible at most conferences.

Some symposia will focus on topics such as wild pigs in wildlife habitat and rangelands, creating and designing wildlife friendly cities, fertility control to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts, and much more.

Contributed Papers and Poster Sessions

Paper and poster sessions are not scheduled for any particular day of the conference. Instead, attendees are free to access contributed paper and poster sessions throughout the duration of the conference and even six months after the conference is over.

Like the symposia, each presentation will have its own discussion board and live video chat if attendees want to join. That video chat can be opened at any time and anyone can go in and talk to other participants. Office hours will occur during the week where the presenter will be present to answer questions.

Panel Discussions

Panel discussions throughout the week will allow attendees to view speakers and pose questions through a live Q&A chat. Add your perspective to discussions about keeping everyone safe in the field, avian solar interactions, Women of Wildlife (WOW) In the Field and more.


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