Download the complete preliminary list of 2017 Education and Training Opportunities to be offered at the 24th Annual Conference.


The complete list of symposia titles being presented at our 25th Annual Conference is now available!

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MONDAY, OCT. 8 Sessions

Challenges of Balancing Stakeholder Engagement and Scientific Decision-Making to Inform Wildlife Policy

Common Concerns: Wildlife Conservation and the Loss of Social Sustainability

Current and Future Genetic Technologies for Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Invasive Species

The Eastern Spotted Skunk: Multi-Regional Cooperative Efforts to Address the Decline of a Once Abundant Furbearer

Food for Thought: How Tribes Are Sustaining Wildlife Through Food Sovereignty

Modeling Communities While Accounting for Imperfect Detection

One Size Fits None: Alternative Career Paths Can Benefit You and the Wildlife Profession

Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation of People in Outdoor Activities: The Lessons Learned and Challenges Faced by the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Community

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TUESDAY, OCT. 9 Sessions

21st Century Wildlife Outreach: Breaking the Mold to Broaden the Mission

Best Management Practices for Surveillance, Management and Control of Chronic Wasting Disease in Free-Ranging Cervid Populations

Ecology and Conservation of Freshwater Turtles

The Ecology of Fear: Linking Theory to Management Practice

Grassroots Community Engagement: A Critical Tool for Global Wildlife Conservation

Moving Forward Together from #MeToo

Optimal Monitoring for Wildlife Biologists

Partners in Flight: Landbird Conservation in the 21st Century

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 Sessions

Animal Movement: Advances in Movement Modeling and Their Applications

Big Ideas and Bold Actions for 21st Century Wildlife Conservation

Carnivore Ecology in the Built Environment

Developing Cross-Cultural Competence and Increasing Diversity in the Wildlife Management Profession

Everything You Need To Know: For Student Chapters

From Human Dimensions to Education and Outreach and Back Again: Integrating the Conservation Story

Strategies for Success in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Understanding the Human Dimensions of Waterfowl and Wetlands Stakeholders: A Continental Study

Wildlife Responses to Marcellus-Utica Shale Gas Development and the Next Steps for Wildlife Conservation

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THURSDAY, OCT. 11 Sessions

Inclusive Pedagogy: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments

Methods for planning optimal elimination strategies adaptively in wide-ranging structured populations

Private sector wildlife biologists and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

Strategies for Success: Professional Development for Students and New Professionals

Wildlife Management in a Changing Appalachian Landscape

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