The Western Section of the Wildlife Society



Monday: February 4
8:30am to 5:30pm R Bootcamp*
1:00pm to 8:00pm Western Section Executive Board Meeting
12:00pm to 9:00pm Wilderness First Aid with Foster Calm*
1:00pm to 6:00pm Fire Ecology & Forest Health in the 21st Century Symposium*
8:00pm to 9:00pm Registration Packet Production
Tuesday: February 5
7:00am to 8:00pm  Registration Open
8:00am to 6:00pm Wilderness First Aid with Foster Calm* (concludes)
8:30am to 12:30pm Fire Ecology & Forest Health in the 21st Century Symposium* (concludes)
8:30am to 2:30pm Western Section Executive Board Leadership Training
12:30pm to 4:30pm Wildlife Biologist Construction Awareness Training (WildC.A.T.)*
1:00pm to 5:00pm California Department of Fish and Wildlife Research Permitting Overview*
1:00pm to 3:00pm Marketplace/Exhibit Hall Setup
1:00pm to 4:00pm Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Working Group Meeting
3:00pm to 4:30pm Chapter Leaders Meeting New Time!
3:00pm to 8:00pm Marketplace/Exhibit Hall Open
4:30pm to 6:00pm U.S. Forest Service Biologists and Researchers, Meet & Greet
5:00pm to 6:00pm Elevator Speech Training for Students Interested in Attending Graduate School & Graduate Student Speed Round New Time!
6:00pm Official Meeting Opening
6:00pm to 8:00pm Welcome Reception, Photo Display
Wednesday: February 6
7:30am to 9:30am    Breakfast Roundtable Discussion*
7:30am to 7:00pm Registration Open
8:00am to 9:30am Birds and their Habitats in the Sierra Nevada
8:00am to 10:00am Publishing Papers and Peer Review Workshop
8:00am to 10:00am California Fisher Working Group Meeting
9:00am to 7:00pm Marketplace/Exhibit Hall Open and Vendor Demos New!
10:00am to 5:00pm Speaker Practice Room
10:00am to 12:00pm Keynote Address & Dialogue
12:00pm to 1:30pm  Lunch break
12:30pm to 1:30pm Retirees Meeting
12:30pm to 1:30pm How *Not* to Give a Scientific Presentation Workshop
1:00pm to 5:30pm
Scientific Concurrent Sessions
2:00pm to 4:00pm Poster Setup Hours
2:30pm to 3:45pm Job Interview Skills Workshop
4:00pm to 7:00pm Poster Viewing and Judging
4:00pm to 6:00pm Resume Workshop:  A Beginner’s Guide: The Basics of a Resume, C.V., and Interview Skills
5:30pm to 6:30pm HSU Reunion
6:00pm to 7:00pm No-Host Cocktail Reception
7:00pm to 10:00pm Annual Members Banquet, Awards Ceremony, and Bucket Raffle*
Thursday: February 7
7:00am to 8:00am                                 Breakfast Social*
7:30am to 8:00pm Registration Open
7:30am to 8:30am Western Wildlife Planning Meeting
8:00am to 9:00pm Marketplace/Exhibit Hall Open and Vendor Demos
8:00am to 8:00pm Poster Viewing and Judging
8:00am to 12:10pm Scientific Concurrent Sessions
9:00am to 5:00pm Speaker Practice Room
10:00am to 12:00pm Resumé Workshop:  Advanced Resume, C.V., and Interview Skills
12:00pm to 1:30pm Lunch break
12:00pm to 1:30pm Chapter Meetings New Time!
1:30pm to 3:00pm Plenary Session: Death And Taxas:  Extinction and Speciation During the Anthropocene
3:15pm to 4:15pm Member Engagement Committee Meetings
– Diversity Committee
– Awards and Grants Committee
– Conservation Affairs Committee
– Student Affairs Committee
– Early Career Professionals Committee
– Mentoring Committee
– Professional Development Committee
– Member Communications Committee
4:30pm to 6:00pm Annual Business Meeting and Members Forum
6:00pm to 7:00pm  No-Host Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction Ends at 7pm
7:00pm to 9:00pm Poster Reception
Friday: February 8
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast Social*
7:30am to 1:00pm Registration Open
8:00am to 12:30pm Scientific Concurrent Sessions
8:00am to 12:00pm Resume Critiques, by appointment
8:00am to 11:00am Marketplace/Exhibit Hall Open
9:00am to 11:00am Wildlife Career Symposium for Students 
11:15am to 12:15pm Job Interview Panel
12:30pm to 1:30pm “Taking your elevator speech on the road:  What to do after a conference” New!
1:00pm to 2:00pm Meeting Planning Committee Wrap-Up
1:00pm to 4:00pm Yosemite Workshop & Field Trip Case Studies in Species Restorations at Yosemite

* Requires extra fee