Professional networking and collaboration through various working group, organizational unit and other meetings.


The Annual Conference is a great time for many of the Society’s organizational units, volunteers and members to meet and collaborate. In particular, many of our 27 Working Groups meet during the conference, providing forums for members with common professional interests to network, exchange information and promote science-based decision making and management of wildlife and its habitats. These Working Group meetings are open to all members and conference-goers are encouraged to attend those which are relevant to them.

In addition to Working Groups, several chapters host business meetings, and the parent society gathers groups such as student chapter advisors for collaboration meetings and idea-sharing.

The following organizations will be hosting meetings during this year’s conference. Please refer to the detailed schedule for dates, times and locations. 

  • TWS Council Meeting
  • TWS Annual Members Meeting
  • All Working Groups Meeting
  • Student Chapter Advisors Collaboration Meeting
  • TWS Heritage Committee and Retirees Meeting
  • Leadership Institute Meeting
  • Certification Review Board Meeting
  • Conservation Affairs Network
  • TWS Sections & Chapters Collaboration Meeting
  • Student Development Working Group Meeting
  • Forestry and Wildlife Working Group Meeting
  • Urban Wildlife Working Group Meeting
  • TWS Rangeland Wildlife Working Group Meeting
  • Military Lands Working Group Meeting