70th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of TWS

We hope you’ll join us at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society!

Call for Papers Now Open! 

  • Meeting Dates:  February 7-10, 2023
  • Location:  Riverside Convention Center – Riverside, CA
  • For Questions, or Sponsorship Opportunities: Email projectmanager@tws-west.org
  • Meeting Website and Registration Rates: Coming Soon in early September
  • Online Registration will open on October 1st
  • Call for Papers Flyer – 2023– Help us advertise the Call for Papers

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Meeting Theme:  

Challenge Accepted: Confront Obstacles & Create Opportunities!

As professionals, we wear many hats and face constant change. In addition to the obvious challenges that confront wildlife research, conservation, and management efforts, we face obstacles in growing our reach and guiding the next generation of professionals: challenges such as competing interests, different backgrounds, and points of view. Throughout my career, I’ve been impressed that wildlife professionals are people of action who care deeply about their work. I challenge us to work together to directly address obstacles and actively create opportunities for wildlife professionals, collaborators, stakeholders, and those future wildlife biologists who are out there! For the 2023 Annual Meeting, I would like us each to throw down the figurative gauntlet, be honest with ourselves and each other, and take critical steps towards meeting challenges in wildlife science, conservation, and management head on.

Randi McCormick, Meeting Chair and TWS-WS President-Elect 


Call for Papers and Posters

Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2022 11:59 pm PDT

Please submit abstracts electronically: https://user.tws-west.org/abstracts/twsws_abstract_submit.php


Questions about the 2023 Annual Meeting?