Hot Off the Wire: Conference News ‘n Notes

Here’s the latest TWS Annual Conference news:

Sold out!
Exhibitor space, advertising and both hotel blocks have sold out. All field trips and five of our nine workshops are completely full. However, we still have spots open in these four workshops:

  • Wetland Ecology and Restoration Techniques
  • Conserving the Prairie Ecosystem in the Urbanizing Winnipeg Landscape
  • Basics of the R Programming Language
  • Behind the Scenes of Scientific Publication and Critical Review 4.0

Attendance includes year-round access to more than 400 presentations from your office or home!
We know that with ten concurrent sessions, it’s nearly impossible to take advantage of all of the presentations that are relevant and important to you. But as a conference attendee, you’ll be given access to recordings of more than 400 of them afterwards. Look for an email four to six weeks after the conference with instructions on how to access the presentations online.

FREE! My Life With Birds: The Education and Successes of a Wildlife Artist.
Ducks Unlimited Canada, a Gold Sponsor of this year’s conference, will be giving each attendee a free copy of My Life With Birds: The Education and Successes of a Wildlife Artist. The book chronicles the life and works of Winnipeg wildlife artist Angus Shortt. With a strong passion for birds, Shortt contributed his artwork and extensive ornithological knowledge to the world for more than 60 years, earning him many honors in both the art and wildlife communities.

World Premiere of “The Private Lives of Wild Creatures.”
World-renowned wildlife photographer Robert Taylor dedicated his life to telling the story of Canadian wildlife through pictures. “The Private Lives of Wild Creatures” — part biography, part documentary — takes us through the Canadian arctic, boreal forests and prairie regions, following the archives of photos Taylor left behind. Attendees at the conference have the opportunity to view Taylor’s work on the big screen for the very first time. The showing will take place in the Presentation Theatre on Sunday from 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Conference T-Shirts.
There will be no TWS store this year, so T-shirts will only be available for purchase online. To pre-order your shirt, go to the Member Portal, click on the conference registration tab and scroll down to Conference T-Shirt. The shirts are just $15 and will be available for pickup in Winnipeg. Click here to see the shirt.

All members are encouraged to attend the Annual Members Meeting.
The Annual Members Meeting will be held at the conference on Tuesday morning, October 20th from 9-10:30 a.m. We encourage you to come and hear updates on your Society, including announcements of some exciting new initiatives to be launched in 2016. We will also be recognizing the 2015 TWS Fellows and Distinguished Service Award winners. Two lucky conference attendees will win trips to The Lodge at Little Duck and Sasaginnigak Lodge in the prize drawing at the meeting. Registered conference attendees are automatically entered into the drawing.

Don’t Wait! If you haven’t registered yet, visit our registration page today!