2022 Annual Meeting Schedule

  • All listed events are included in the meeting registration fee except those marked  “*Extra Fee
  • All events will be livestreamed and available online for registered attendees unless listed otherwise

Monday, February 7

  • 8:30am to 5:30pm Wilderness First Aid (In-Person Only), Day 1 of 2, *Extra Fee 
  • 8:30am to 5:30pm Western Section Executive Board Meeting (Open to all Members)
  • 1:00pm to 5:00pm Symposium – Connecting People who Connect Wildlife: Crossings, Corridors and More, Day 1 of 2 *Extra Fee
  • 2:00pm to 5:00pm Registration Packet Production
  • 7:00pm to 9:00pm Symposium – Connecting People who Connect Wildlife, continues

Tuesday, February 8

  • 8:00am to 5:00pm R Bootcamp (In-Person Only), *Extra Fee 
  • 8:30am to 12:30pm Symposium – Connecting People who Connect Wildlife, Day 2 of 2
  • 8:30am to 5:30pm Wilderness First Aid, Day 2 of 2
  • 9:00am to 8:00pm Registration & Help Desk 
  • 9:00am to 12:00pm Exhibit Hall Setup
  • 12:00pm to 9:00pm Exhibit Hall Open  
  • 1:00pm to 5:00pm Wildlife Biologist Construction Awareness Training – WildC.A.T.,*Extra Fee 
  • 1:00pm to 5:00pm Major Environmental Regulations: Practical Knowledge for Biologists, *Extra Fee
  • 4:00pm to 6:00pm Student Quiz Bowl, Preliminary Rounds (In-Person Competitors Only)
  • 4:00pm to 8:45pm No-Host Drink Station – Mingle and Munch
  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm Retirees Meeting
  • 6:00pm Official Meeting Opening
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pm Welcome Reception, Student-Professional Mixer & Wildlife T-Shirt Contest (Taco Bar Served 6-7pm)
  • 8:00pm to 9:00pm Student Quiz Bowl Finals

Wednesday, February 9

  • 7:00am to 8:00pm Registration & Help Desk
  • 7:30am to 9:30am World Cafe Roundtable, Symbiosis Discussion (Virtual Only)
  • 8:00am to 8:00pm Exhibit Hall Open  
  • 8:30am to 5:00pm Speaker Practice Room 
  • 10:00am to 11:30am Keynote Address & Dialogue — Heather Reich, NDOW Bear Biologist
  • 11:30am to 1:00pm Lunch Break/Lunch Buffet (Pre-Purchase) *Extra Fee 
  • 11:30am to 1:00pm Chapter Officers Meeting
  • 11:30am to 1:00pm Burrowing Owl Meet-Up
  • 1:00pm to 5:30pm Scientific Concurrent Sessions with Interactive Q&A  
  • 3:00pm to 3:15pm Afternoon Break
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm Poster Setup Hours
  • 3:00pm to 9:00pm Poster Viewing and Judging 
  • 4:00pm to 8:00pm No-Host Drink Station – Mingle and Munch
  • 5:00pm to 6:00pm Humboldt Wildlife Alumni Meeting/Mixer 
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pm Poster Reception & Wildlife T-shirt Contest New day
  • 8:00pm to 10:00pm Chapter Meetings New day

Thursday, February 10

  • 7:00am to 7:00pm Registration & Help Desk
    7:00am to 10:00pm Exhibit Hall Open  
  • 7:00am to 7:00pm Poster Viewing and Judging 
  • 8:00am to 12:30pm Scientific Concurrent Sessions with Interactive Q&A  
  • 8:00am to 5:00pm Speaker Practice Room
  • 10:00am to 10:30am Morning Break
  • 12:30pm to 2:00pm Lunch Break/Lunch Buffet Ticket (Pre-Purchase Only) *Extra Fee 
  • 12:45pm to 1:50pm Lunch Room Options:
    • Roundtable Wildlife Discussion
    • Wildlife Film
    • Social Room
    • And More!
  • 2:00pm to 3:45pm Plenary Session — Symbiosis:  Rethinking relationships for ecological conservation. All actions we take have impacts on the world around us and show just how helpful our relationships can be.
    • Tiana Williams-Claussen, Yurok Tribe Wildlife Biologist;
    • Luka Zavas, Outreach Associate, American Bird Conservancy;
    • Marcus Blum, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Nevada, Reno; 
  • 3:45pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break
  • 4:00pm to 6:00pm Members Town Hall and Western Section Awards Ceremony
  • 3:45pm to 9:45pm No-Host Drink Station – Mingle and Munch
  • 8:00pm to 10:00pm Annual Members Night – Wildlife Trivia, Bucket Raffle, Snacks and More! New!

Friday, February 11

  • 7:00am to 8:00am Wildlife Conference Conversations
  • 7:00am to 1:00pm Exhibit Hall Open  
  • 7:00am to 1:00pm Registration & Help Desk
  • 8:00am to 10:45am Scientific Concurrent Sessions with Interactive Q&A  
  • 10:45am to 11:00am Morning Break
  • 11:00am to 12:30pm Capstone Session NewSchell Lab at UC Berkeley. These wildlife biologists not only do incredibly exciting research on urban carnivores, but are also experts in science communication and community outreach.
    • PI Dr. Chris Schell
    • post-doctoral researcher Dr. Christine Wilkinson
    • PhD student Tyus Williams.
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm Meeting Planning Committee Wrap-Up Lunch (By invite. In-Person)