Networking Events

Make valuable professional connections and new friends at these evening networking events!

2015 WOW Reception

2015 WOW Reception

The 1,000 Reception (by invitation)
This annual reception is limited to members of The 1,000 who are leading by example to preserve the heritage of TWS and create a brighter future that ensures that TWS is THE voice of wildlife science, management, and conservation for generations to come.

Aldo Leopold Reception
This is your opportunity to meet some of the living legends of the wildlife profession. Everyone is welcome to attend and chat with this year’s Aldo Leopold Award recipient, along with some of the previous recipients of The Wildlife Society’s highest honor.  Don’t miss out on this chance to talk with some of the greatest minds in wildlife science, management and conservation.

Student Chapter Leaders Lunch
Student chapter officers can use this opportunity to meet over lunch and discuss and collaborate on issues important to all student members of TWS. The Student Development Working Group will lead facilitated discussion during the two-hour event on Monday afternoon at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Seating is limited and only three representatives (students and/or advisors) per student chapter may attend.

Leadership Institute Reception
This is a great chance to learn more about The Wildlife Society’s Leadership Institute, our leadership development program for early career professionals.  Mingle with this year’s participants and program alumni, and talk to TWS staff who coordinate the program.

Women of Wildlife (WOW) Networking Event
WOW has evolved into a TWS community of members who work together to spotlight the importance of promoting and supporting women in the wildlife profession and to provide mentoring opportunities and advice. All members–women and men–who want to show support for these efforts are encouraged to attend!

TWS Fellows Meeting and Networking Event
Fellows are members who have distinguished themselves through exceptional service to the wildlife profession and have been members for at least 10 years. They serve as ambassadors of The Wildlife Society and are encouraged to engage in outreach and other activities that will benefit and promote both TWS and the wildlife profession. At this gathering, President-Elect Bruce Thompson and Chief Operating Officer Ed Thompson will provide important updates to Fellows and encourage their engagement in specific key initiatives.  There also be time for these everyone to chat and meet many of the other members who have been recognized for their dedication to TWS.

Other Associated Networking Receptions
Our conference is THE place to gather and network with professionals and students associated with a wide variety of organizations. So far, we’ve confirmed that the following groups will be hosting networking events Monday and Tuesday evening. As additional receptions are scheduled and confirmed we’ll list them on this page and on our schedule.

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • USGS Cooperative Research Units Alumni Meeting and Networking
  • Wildlife Services Networking Event – Hosted by TWS