TWS 2016 Conference registration now open!

The Wildlife Society’s 23rd Annual Conference will combine the perfect mix of traditional conference favorites with an exciting assortment of all new events and activities, not to mention a vibrant and entertaining location in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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One such event is this year’s featured field trip to the Duke Lemur Center in Durham. The center is home to the largest lemur community and research center in the world outside of Madagascar, and provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn about and observe the creatures. The Walk Among the Lemurs Experience offers conference attendees a unique and customized tour of the research facility and an adventure into the lemur enclosure to experience them up-close during feeding time.

The Raleigh conference will feature three other field trips, a daily plenary or keynote speaker, four major student events, more than 600 educational and 40 networking opportunities, and much more. This year, the four-day event is expected to draw 1,800 or more attendees.

Can’t-miss events include the opening night Student-Professional Networking Event at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the closing night Relaxing in Raleigh Networking Event at the Raleigh Convention Center. The museum’s two buildings — each four floors — are a hub for science, research and outreach where visitors can explore diverse and engaging museum exhibits; and stick around Wednesday evening to “relax in Raleigh” with local music and local craft beer.

New this year!

  • DAILY plenary or keynote speaker
  • Twelve concurrent sessions
  • Quiz Bowl Final Four
  • Members Activity Center Networking Hour
  • Student Research in Progress Posters Networking Hour
  • Student Event: Career Opportunities Panel Discussion
  • Student Event: Opening the Door to Your Dream Career
  • Student Event: Off-site Student Leaders Lunch (NC State campus)
  • TWS Student Chapter Advisors Collaboration Meeting
  • TWS Fellows Meeting and Networking Event
  • Walk Among the Lemurs Experience (field trip)
  • Behind the Scenes at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Ornithology and Living Collections Experience (field trip)
  • Behind the Scenes at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Mammals, Biodiversity Research and Naturalist Center Experience (field trip)
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve Experience (field trip)
  • Longleaf Pine Adventure (field trip)


Conference registration is now open to TWS members! All members receive a $200 discount on registration and anyone who registers before July 31 will receive an additional $50 off! Click here to register, or visit for more information. Field trip and workshop spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!

Don’t forget to book your hotel room! Room nights in the discounted room block are limited, and sold out well in advance of last year’s conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Header Image: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will offer conference attendees a chance to learn and network during the opening night event in Raleigh. ©Sergey Galyonkin