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TWS Student Conclaves

TWS proudly supports up to eight regional student conclaves hosted by student chapters each year with a $1,000 grant for each conclave. The event provides college students with valuable hands-on training in wildlife management and conservation, and networking opportunities with wildlife professionals. Some activities include field trips, workshops (i.e., telemetry, trapping, chemical immobilization, mist-netting), field competitions, local tours, game-calling competitions, quiz bowls, banquets, photography contests, and guest speakers.

Student Conclave Schedule Example
Student Conclave Competition Examples
Conclave Quiz Bowl Instructions
TWS Student Conclave Grant Program Application and Instructions

TWS Canadian Student Conclave

A 2022 host has not yet been determined. More information will be added as it becomes available.

TWS Northeast Student Conclave

A 2022 host has not yet been determined. More information will be added as it becomes available.

TWS North Central Student Conclave

A 2022 host has not yet been determined. More information will be added as it becomes available.

TWS Southeastern Student Conclave

The Haywood Community College and Western Carolina University Student Chapters of TWS will co-host the 2022 TWS Southeastern Student Conclave April 7-9, 2022. More information will be added as it becomes available.

TWS Central Mountains and Plains Student Conclave*

A 2023 host has not yet been determined. More information will be added as it becomes available.

TWS Western Student Conclave

The 2022 TWS Western Student Conclave will take place during the Western Section of The Wildlife Society‘s annual meeting February 7-11, 2022. More information will be added as it becomes available.

TWS Southwest Student Conclave*

A 2022 host has not yet been determined. More information will be added as it becomes available.

TWS Northwest Student Conclave*

A 2022 host has not yet been determined. More information will be added as it becomes available.

*As of 2016, Student Chapters within the Central Mountains and Plains Section (CMPS), the Southwest Section, or the Northwest Section also have the option to host a TWS Conclave within that region. If interested in hosting a TWS CMPS Conclave, TWS Southwest Conclave, or a TWS Northwest Conclave contact Mariah Beyers at msimmons@wildlife.org. Please note, TWS Student Chapters are always welcome to attend whichever student conclave they’d like, even if it’s not located in their section.