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Announcement: The 58th Annual Meeting of Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society, April 10-12, Lewis and Clark Community College

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Registration | Hybrid Meeting | Venue | Hotels | Workshop| Silent Auction | Call for Abstracts

AGENDA

View the meeting agenda here.


REGISTRATION

Registration for the 58th Annual Meeting of Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society is open!  Last day to register is March 27, please use the following link: Registration.

HYBRID MEETING

We are planning a hybrid meeting for the 58th annual meeting so that attendees can participate either in-person or virtually based on individual circumstances.  All sessions, workshop, and business meeting will be available to join remotely by logging into a Zoom session.  Log-in details will be available on April 1.  Regardless of attendance options, registration fees are the same.  Registration fee for in-person option includes all meals, banquet, and breaks.  An overwhelming majority of the respondents to our membership survey last fall voiced their interest for an in-person 2022 annual meeting.  Although a hybrid meeting seems more suitable given the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, among other reasons we don’t wish to take away the incentives for attending the meeting in person.  Hence, we have decided to keep the registration fees consistent.  Registrants will be able to change their attendance options by emailing Tih-Fen Ting at tting1@uis.edu by March 27.

VENUE

The 58th annual meeting will take place at The Commons at Lewis and Clark Community College.  Parking nearby will be available.  Link to campus map.  Google map directions to The Commons.  Our meeting venue at The Commons has ample space, which will allow individual attendees to maintain social distancing at your preference.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

We have reserved two hotel blocks, one at Best Western Premier and the other with Super 8.  Please see below for details on booking, daily rates, block release dates, directions, and more.  To guarantee the block rate, please make your hotel reservations EARLY, no later than the block release date of the hotel (see below).

Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel
https://bwpremieralton.com/
Block rate: $85 (@ 2 people per room; 20 rooms; includes grab and go breakfast)
Block code provided during reservation: “WILD2022
Block release date: March 15, 2022
Note: If rooms are available after the release date the $85 block rate will still stand as long as there are rooms available. (Recommendation – BOOK EARLY to get your room reserved – you can also cancel for a refund.)
Cancelation policy: cancel by 4/10/2022 @ 2pm CST to avoid first night’s stay charges
Reservations: 618-462-1220 (Note: You must call to reserve the block rate)
3559 College Avenue
Alton, Illinois 62002
Google map directions

Super 8 (Alton, IL)
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/alton-illinois/super-8-alton/overview
Block rate: $74.10 (15 rooms: 7 double and 8 king; free breakfast)
Block code provided at reservation: “Illinois Wildlife
Block release date: March 10, 2022
Note: Book before the release date to guarantee the block rate and you can cancel 24 hours before the book date for a full refund.
Reservations: 618-208-4111 (Note: You must call to reserve the block rate)
1800 Homer M Adams Parkway
Alton, Illinois 62002
Google map directions

WORKSHOP

As part of the programming of the 58th annual meeting, a workshop on “Google Earth Engine for Ecologists” will be available to all meeting attendees without additional charges.  We are excited about the workshop that will help us learn and see potential applications of Google Earth Engine in research and management.  Click here for more details.

SILENT AUCTION

Would you be willing to donate an item for a silent auction at this year’s annual meeting to help fund the ICTWS Student Travel Grant Program?  Please consider bringing an item or two to the annual meeting.  Looking forward to seeing your interesting finds!

We are hopeful that our 58th annual meeting will be a successful hybrid event.  Thank you very much to those who have already registered.  If you haven’t, please consider doing so at your earliest convenience (by March 27)!

Don’t forget abstracts are due March 15 (see below).

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the annual meeting.  Till then, take care!

Best,

Tih-Fen

Tih-Fen Ting
President, Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstracts must be under 300 words and will be accepted for the following:

Oral Presentations – Standard limit of 20 minutes, including Q&A
Poster Presentations – A brief presentation with opportunities to interact with attendees

Please use the following link: Abstract Submission.


View a list of past ICTWS meetings, 1964 – 2021.

Annual Meeting Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presenter Guidelines
Poster Presenter Guidelines


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https://twsconference.org/