Evening Events – Welcome Reception, Poster Reception & Trivia/Raffle & More!

Tuesday – Welcome Reception

Featuring – Wildlife Photo Slideshow, Wildlife T-Shirt Contest and Student-Professional Mixer

  • Tuesday, February 8:  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Included in meeting registration at no extra cost
  • Wear a Wildlife T-Shirt!  Prizes awarded for the best shirts in several categories. Check back soon for more information.

Join us on Tuesday evening to kick off the Annual Meeting and make connections with friends & colleagues. Feast on a taco bar which will be served with delicious toppings along with a no-host bar. 

Tuesday evening will also once again launch our annual wildlife photo slideshow.  Submit your photos and enter to win a $200 REI Gift Card!    Check out the photographic talents of our Western Section members , and celebrate the opening night of our 69th Annual Meeting with new friends and old friends. Relax, you have arrived in Reno!  We have a great week ahead of us. 


Wednesday – Poster Session and Reception

  • Wednesday, 6:00-8:00pm, February 9
  • Poster Session and Reception included with conference registration fee!

A poster session and reception will be held on the evening of Wednesday, February 9th  Authors will be available to answer questions about their posters. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and several no-host bars will be provided.  Posters will also be available for viewing starting Wednesday afternoon through Thursday end of day.  For more information on poster presenter guidelines, click here.

Thursday – Trivia, Raffle and More!

  • Thursday, 8:00-10:00pm, February 10
  • Trivia Night included with conference registration fee!
  • Snacks will be served along with a no-host bar

Join us Thursday night  for some fun (and fierce!) competion – wildlife trivia with prizes! 

And the annual raffle drawing will also be held at this time.  All 2022 raffle ticket sales will be donated to benefit Western Section programs for wildlife students and early career professionals.  Raffle tickets will be sold starting at the Tuesday night Welcome Reception and up through the start of the raffle on Thursday evening.  This banquet raffle is a lot of fun, and there will be some amazing prizes, including some new super surprises!

We encourage everyone to purchase raffle tickets, which are available at the Registration Desk or from Western Section Executive Board members and volunteers. Raffle and silent auction items will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall in the Exhibit Hall Marketplace throughout the meeting.  Please contact Raffle and Silent Auction Chair Susanne Marczak if you have any questions or would like to donate an item to the raffle and/or auction. communication@tws-west.org