Why Attend the Western Section Annual Meeting?

20150130 305_smallWhy Attend the Western Section Annual Meeting?

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society’s Annual Meeting attracts a diverse blend of over 600 wildlife professionals, managers, students, and academics who study and manage wildlife species, habitats, and issues related to their conservation.

Attendees come from the Section (California, Nevada, and Hawaii) and all over the western United States.  Participants will attend concurrent technical sessions spanning a broad spectrum of topics, learn about a wide variety of studies and projects during the poster session, enjoy a keynote address, engage in a plenaIMG_2915ry discussion about Communicating Science, and take advantage of the opportunity to network with peers and experts.

This meeting is especially valuable for students and early career professionals.  There are several special workshops scheduled such as building resumes, making oral presentations, getting papers published, and being effective in job interviews.   The Annual Meeting is a great place for students to meet peers and create an ongoing professional netw20150130 383_small USFSork of their own.  New for 2018 are a Wildlife Career Symposium and a Student Work-in-Progress Poster Session.

A very important part of the annual meeting is reconnecting with friends and colleagues at the Welcome Reception, and celebrating accomplishments at our Members’ Banquet and Award Ceremony.  It is also a great chance for Chapter meetings and for the Section to hold the annual members meeting.

I hope you are thinking that you cannot wait to attend this meeting.   It is a valuable opportunity to learn and connect.   We look forward to seeing you in Santa Rosa in February!

See photos from last year’s meeting!  http://tws-west.org/reno2017/?page_id=2429