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TWS’ 30th Annual Conference comes to a close in Louisville

The Wildlife Society’s 30th Annual Conference wrapped up on Thursday, capping a week of presentations, meetings, networking and informal get-togethers. Here’s a look back at a special week in Louisville, Kentucky.

Meeting with friends old and new at the welcome reception at Fourth Street Live!

Outgoing TWS President Don Yasuda, left, passes the gavel to incoming President Bob Lanka.

Exploring the sponsors and exhibitors.

Student chapter advisors share notes.

Learning about federal career opportunities.

Members of The 1000 gather.

Gathering for poster presentations.

2023 Aldo Leopold Memorial Award recipient Carol Chambers, right, shares an emotional moment with previous recipient Wini Kessler. They are two of the only three women to receive the award.

Purdue’s quiz bowl team poses for a group photo next to their first place prize, a painting of a viceroy, Kentucky’s state butterfly.

Header Image: Conference attendees explore the exhibitors at TWS' 2023 Annual Conference.