2024 Annual Meeting Schedule

All events are included in the meeting registration fee except those marked *Extra Fee

Monday, February 5

10:00am to 5:30pmWestern Section Executive Board Meeting
1:00pm to 5:30pmSnake Symposium (Day 1 of 2), *Extra Fee
4:00pm to 6:00pmSouthern Sierra Nevada Fisher Working Group
7:00pm to 9:00pmRegistration Packet Production

Tuesday, February 6

8:00am to 5:00pmSonoma County Field Trips, *Extra Fee
8:00am to 5:30pmSnake Symposium (Day 2 of 2), *Extra Fee
8:00am to 5:00pmR Workshop, *Extra Fee
3:00pm to 8:00pmRegistration & Help Desk
1:00pm to 3:00pmExhibit Hall Setup
1:00pm to 3:00pmWildlife Society Certification Application Workshop/Q&A
1:00pm to 8:00pmStudy Lounge
3:00pm to 9:00pmExhibit Hall Open
3:00pm to 5:00pmPeace Corps and the Blue Pacific Initiative
4:00pm to 6:00pmCA Bat Working Group Meeting
4:00pm to 6:00pmStudent Quiz Bowl, Preliminary Rounds
4:00pm to 5:30pmChapter Leaders Meeting
4:00pm to 9:00pmFamily Room/Non-Gendered Bathroom
5:00pm to 8:45pmNo-Host Drink Station – Mingle and Munch
6:00pmOfficial Meeting Opening
6:00pm to 8:00pmWelcome Reception with Taco Bar, Wildlife Photo Slideshow, Cornhole & Wildlife T-shirt Contest
7:30pm to 8:00pmDiversity Committee Meeting
8:00pm to 9:00pmStudent Quiz Bowl Finals
9:00pm to 11:00pmGroup Games – After Hours Social!

Wednesday, February 7

7:00am to 8:00amYoga, Stretch & Move!
7:30am to 6:30pmRegistration & Help Desk
8:00am to 9:45amBreakfast Roundtable, *Extra Fee
8:00am to 10:00amPublishing and Peer-Reviewing Scholarly Papers: Process, Pitfalls, and Responsibilities
8:00am to 10:00amCalifornia Fisher Working Group
8:00am to 5:00pmSpeaker Practice Room
8:00am to 10:00amPoster Setup Hours
8:00am to 7:00pmStudy Lounge
8:00am to 9:00pmFamily Room/Non-Gendered Bathroom
8:30am to 7:00pmExhibit Hall Open
10:00am to 11:30amKeynote Address & Dialogue – California’s Estuaries in the Face of Climate Change
10:00am to 7:00pmPoster Viewing and Judging
11:30am to 1:00pmLunch Break, on your own
11:30am to 1:00pmRetirees Meeting
11:30am to 12:30amCDFW Sponsored Training - Practical Strategies to Embed Equity in Wildlife Management (Open to All)
12:00pm to 1:00pmStudent Lunch, Offsite (RSVP, Limited Space) https://user.tws-west.org
1:00pm to 5:30pmScientific Concurrent Sessions
1:00pm to 5:00pmHumboldt Marten Working Group Meeting
3:00pm to 3:30pmAfternoon Break
3:00pm to 4:30pmJob Recruiters - Hiring Event
3:10pm to 4:40pmCome Learn About Volunteer Opportunities With The Peace Corps
5:30pm to 6:30pmCA Wolf Update
5:00pm to 7:00pmNo-Host Drink Station – Mingle and Munch
5:00pm to 7:00pmHSU Alumni Meeting
7:00pm to 9:30pmMembers Banquet & Awards Ceremony, *Extra Fee
9:30pm to 11:30pmWildlife Trivia – After Hours Social!

Thursday, February 8

7:00am to 8:00amYoga, Stretch & Move!
7:30am to 7:00pmRegistration & Help Desk
8:00am to 9:00pmPoster Viewing and Judging
8:00am to 12:00pmScientific Concurrent Sessions
8:00am to 1:00pmBlunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard Working Group Meeting
8:00am to 5:00pmSpeaker Practice Room
8:00am to 9:00pmFamily Room/Non-Gendered Bathroom
8:00am to 7:00pmStudy Lounge
8:30am to 9:30am Peace Corps Response for Mid-Career Professionals and Retirees
9:00am to 12:00pmHumboldt Marten Recovery Planning, by invite only
9:30am to 8:00pmExhibit Hall Open
10:00am to 10:30amMorning Break
10:30am to 11:30amHow Peace Corps can launch your Career and Education
12:00pm to 1:30pmLunch break, on your own
12:00pm to 1:30pmWildlife Acoustics Lunch & Learn - Turning Sound into Discovery (FREE Lunch, Sign-Up HERE by 12/13/23)
12:15pm to 12:45pmRaffle Drawing!
12:30pm to 1:15pmTWS-WS Conservation Affairs Committee Meeting
1:30pm to 3:00pmPlenary Session
3:00pm to 3:30pmAfternoon Break
3:00pm to 4:30pmJob Recruiters -- Hiring Event
3:00pm to 5:00pmSierra Nevada Red Fox Working Group Meeting
3:30pm to 4:30pmMembers Town Hall
4:30pm to 6:00pmStudent/ECP Mixer with Wildlife Professionals- Speed Networking Event
4:30pm to 5:30pmTWS-WS Professional Development Committee Meeting
4:30pm to 5:30pmTWS-WS Western Wildlife Committee Meeting
5:00pm to 9:00pmNo-Host Drink Station – Mingle and Munch
6:00pm to 8:00pmPoster Session Reception & Hors d’oeuvres
8:00pm to 9:30pmChapter Meetings
9:30pm to 11:30pmKaraoke – After Hours Social!

Friday, February 9

7:30am to 1:00pmRegistration & Help Desk
7:30am to 11:00amExhibit Hall Open
8:00am to 10:30amScientific Concurrent Sessions
8:00am to 1:00pmStudy Lounge
8:00am to 11:00amFamily Room/Non-Gendered Bathroom
9:30am to 11:00amPeace Corps Office Hours
10:30am to 11:00amMorning Break
11:00am to 12:30pmCapstone Presentation Kim Stanley Robinson
1:30pm to 3:00pmMeeting Planning Committee Wrap-Up Lunch (By Invite)