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

2017 Aldo Leopold Reception in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


The 1000 Reception (by invitation)

This annual reception is limited to members of The 1000 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.


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!


Other Associated Networking Events

Our conference is the perfect 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 or receptions. Please refer to the detailed schedule for dates, times and locations of these events.

  • U.S. Forest Service Reception
  • USGS Networking Meeting
  • USDA APHIS Wildlife Services Reception
  • USDA Forest Service Reception
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reception
  • Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Reception
  • National Wildlife Research Center Reception
  • Ohio Partners and Friends Reception
  • Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources Alumni & Friends Reception
  • TWS Canadian Section Members and Friends Networking Reception
  • Penn State Reception
  • Michigan State University Fisheries and Wildlife Alumni Social
  • Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control Reception
  • Urban Wildlife Working Group Reception
  • Colorado State University Alumni Reception
  • University of Idaho Department of Fish and Wildlife Services Reception
  • Utah State University, Wildland Resources Department Alumni Reception
  • Virginia Tech Alumni and Friends Reception
  • University of Arizona Alumni and Friends Reception
  • University of Montana Wildlife Biology Alumni Reception