Registration Rates

Virtual and In-Person!

Due to uncertainties about Covid-19 next February, we are shifting to a HYBRID format for our 2022 Annual Meeting. This means you can choose to participate either in-person in Reno, or virtually. We’ll charge the same registration rate for either option so you can register early for the meeting and decide in January how you’d like to participate. No matter what -- you’ll get to network with Western Wildlifers, learn from each other about emerging wildlife science, grow your career with our workshops and advice channels, and engage together in the most fun way ever!

A Note About Registration Fees

It’s tricky planning a meeting during a pandemic, so we hope you’ll bear with us and support the Western Section during these tough times. It’s very important to the Western Section that we host our Annual Meeting in an inclusive way so that ANYONE in the Section who wants to participate is able to attend our meeting. Costs for hosting an in-person meeting (venue/food) are pretty similar to costs for hosting a virtual meeting (tech gear/tech staff) so we’re charging one flat registration fee and you can wait until a few weeks before the meeting to decide how you’ll participate.

Covid 19

Regarding Covid 19 We will follow all safety protocols as required by the State of California, the State of Nevada, and the CDC. The guidance currently requires that everyone must wear a mask at all times while indoors. The guidance may change and we will communicate any changes as they happen. The Western Section will also require that all who attend the meeting in-person be fully vaccinated, and we will require proof of vaccination.

Annual Meeting Registration

Link to Grants & Scholarships

Link to TWS-WS Membership Information

You are encouraged to join TWS-WS when you register to unlock the lower member rate for the meeting.

Register by 12/10/21

12/10/21 to 1/21/22

Register after 1/21/22
Member** Student/Early Career Professional/Retiree $215$265$290
Daily – Wed or Thurs$244$276$293
Daily – Fri$146$166$176

Add-Ons to Annual Meeting Registration
Wednesday Lunch Buffet — $20
Thursday Lunch Buffet – $20
Pre-Register Early for Lunches These meals must be pre-ordered by January 21, 2022.  Meals cannot be ordered after this date. 
Pre-Conference Workshops & Symposia

*Extra Fee
You do not need to attend the Annual Meeting to register for these pre-conference events. EARLY RATE

Register by 12/10/21

12/10/21 to 1/21/22

Register after 1/21/22
Symposium:  Connecting People who Connect Wildlife SymposiumMember*$135$135$135
February 7-8, 2022Member** Student/Early Career Professional/Retiree $88$88$88
Wilderness First AidMember*$245$245$260
February 7-8, 2022Member** Student/Early Career Professional/Retiree $245$245$260
R BootcampMember*$80$100$110
February 8, 2022Member** Student/Early Career Professional/Retiree $80$100$110
Major Environmental Regulations: Practical Knowledge for BiologistsMember*$65$85$95
February 8, 2022Member** Student/Early Career Professional/Retiree$42$52$62
Wildlife Biologist Construction Awareness Training-WildC.A.T.Member*$70$90$100
February 8, 2022Member** Student/Early Career Professional/Retiree $46$66$76

The Annual Meeting registration fee includes:

  • Two Audiences –> One platform. In-person and remote attendees can access the same features and experience
    • All presentations and sessions will be livestreamed
    • All presentations and sessions will also be recorded for online viewing anytime over the next 6 months
  • Valuable Networking for In-Person and Remote Attendees
  • In-Person attendees are welcome to join virtual-only sessions, The hotel offers free wireless internet in guest rooms!
  • Stimulating Wildlife Science: Three Captivating General Sessions! Wednesday Keynote, Thursday Plenary & Friday Capstone
  • Interactive Scientific Technical Sessions with Moderated Discussion Sessions
  • Scientific Poster Session – In-Person Poster Reception and Online Virtual Q&A
  • Roundtable Small Group Discussions – Virtual and In-Person, 3 days!
  • Career Workshops & Mentoring
  • Exhibit Hall with Digital and Virtual Booths
  • Working Group Meetings
  • Whova App – Engage and Interact with ALL attendees
  • Student Quiz Bowl
  • Wildlife Trivia Night with Raffle and More!
  • Welcome Reception with Student Professional Mixer, Wildlife Photo Slideshow and Wildlife Tshirt Contest
  • Western Section Swag – Pickup in Reno, or we will mail to virtual participants
  • Games and Prizes
  • We have reserved the entirely smoke-free Tuscany Ballroom for our meeting and we hope you will join us! 
  • In Reno:  Coffee & Hot Tea All week, all the time – Morning & Afternoon Snacks During Breaks Wednesday through Friday – Welcome Reception Appetizers Tuesday Evening – Poster Reception with Hors d’ouevres Wednesday Evening – Members Night Trivia, Raffle and More Thursday Evening – Local field trips & Meet-ups

*A current TWS-WS membership is required to receive the discounted Member registration rate 

We encourage you to join TWS-WS to receive the discounted rate.   You may purchase or renew your membership directly through our meeting registration form.

** Student / Early Career Professional/Retiree

  • Students must be current TWS-WS members and currently enrolled at a university or college or within 6 months of degree conferral.
  • Students are strongly urged to contact their local Chapter for grant support with registration fees.
  • “Early Career Professionals” are TWS-WS current members who have graduated within 3 years with a degree in a Wildlife-related field AND are employed less than full-time in a temporary/limited-term/seasonal position.
  • Retiree rate is for TWS-WS members, retired from full-time employment, who have paid Standard dues for at least three years.

ASL Interpreter

  • TWS-WS can coordinate an ASL interpreter for professionals, students, and staff for our events (including the Annual Meeting, and workshops.) Please email at least four (4) weeks prior to the meeting start date to request an interpreter.