Virginia Tech Announces Southeastern Conclave

The Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society at Virginia Tech is proud to host the 2015 Southeastern Regional Wildlife Conclave. Conclave will take place from March 12-15, 2015 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Education Center at Smith Mountain Lake in Wirtz, VA.

This year, we anticipate approximately 400 participants, which equates to about 20 student chapters of the The Wildlife Society.

During this three-day event, students primarily from the southeast region of the U.S. gather to participate in mental and physical challenges based in wildlife science, management, and conservation curricula. Activities include art and photography contests, a quiz bowl tournament, game-calling competitions, a team competition, individual competitions, guest speakers, entertainment, and field trips. Conclave also offers opportunities for students to network with other students, faculty members, and wildlife professionals, which allows them to expand on their professional development.

Past participating chapters in the Southeastern Regional Wildlife Conclave include: Auburn University, Arkansas State University, University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, University of Florida, Haywood Community College, Clemson University, North Carolina State University, Tennessee Tech University, University of Tennessee – Martin, and Cleveland State Community College.

To donate to the 2015 Southeastern Wildlife Conclave, please fill out and send this form to The Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society at Virginia Tech. The Wildlife Society has already committed to a lead donation of $1,000 to support this important event.

Learn more about the Conclave at our website.

Any questions or concerns are welcome and can be sent to Dr. Marcella Kelly, advisor, ( or Emily Ronis, Conclave Chair (

Header Image: Image Credit: USFS