This September, The Wildlife Society will be hosting one of North America’s largest gatherings of wildlife professionals, influencers, educators, students and supporters in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During this five-day event, packed with presentations, working group meetings, workshops, and social and networking events, attendees will experience unparalleled educational, professional development and networking opportunities.

This year’s conference provides added value to sponsors and a unique opportunity for contributors to show their support as we’ve enhanced our sponsorship opportunities to include member engagement, brand recognition, announcements, and special access to maximize sponsors’ return on investment.

A wide variety of individuals from universities, conservation organizations, natural-resources consulting companies, and federal and state agencies will be among the attendees. Sponsors and contributors will also reach our over 9,000 members and more than 106,000 wildlife professionals, educators, students, and supporters through pre- and post-conference positioning in our magazine, website, social media channels and e-newsletters.

Our new program for sponsors offers four levels of engagement. All sponsors will have access to marketing support and insights from our team to customize a sponsorship solution that helps them achieve their desired results.

Our goal is to provide a depth and range of educational programming and networking that ensures that attendees leave the conference more inspired, empowered and enabled to sustain healthy wildlife populations and habitats for generations to come. With your support as a sponsor or contributor, we know that we can deliver on that promise.


There are three distinct ways to support The Wildlife Society Annual Conference:

  • Contributors are typically businesses, organizations, and individuals who want to provide financial support for the conference or a specific activity at the conference with no expectation of tangible return on investment. Contributors will receive recognition for their support by tier in a variety of communications channels and will receive an invitation to a contributor recognition event during the conference.
  • Sponsors are typically businesses and organizations who desire tangible value and return on investment through engagement opportunities, brand recognition and visibility, marketing and advertising through multiple communications channels, free exhibit space and/or registrations, and invitations to a sponsor recognition event.
  • Exhibitors are typically businesses or organizations who desire face-to-face engagement with our highly targeted audience to build brand equity, generate sales, donations and/or leads. Exhibitors benefit from direct access to an estimated 1,700+ wildlife professionals, educators, students and supporters—many of whom are influencers in their organizations and make purchasing decisions.

If you have any questions about your support of our conference, please contact Chuck Shively, Development Manager at 301-897-9770 or chuck.shively@wildlife.org.

Download our 2017 conference information packet.


All contributors receive the same types of recognition as outlined below, but the tiers will distinguish you or your organization by the level of support provided.

  • Benefactor: $10,000+
  • Patron: $5,000+
  • Associate: $2,500+
  • Friend: $1,000+
  • Affiliate: $250+

Contributors will be recognized for their generous support by tier with text recognition in the conference program, on the conference website, on the thank you recognition signs at this conference and in two issues of The Wildlife Professional. They will also receive tickets to a special recognition event held during the conference.

While we encourage contributors to support the entire conference, if a donation must be used to support a specific program or activity, TWS will honor that request. If desired, TWS will also provide recognition in connection with the designated program or activity through messaging such as “underwritten through the generous support of (contributor name)” in the conference program, on the conference website and through signage at the event, as practical.

It’s easy to contribute! Download and complete our 2017 contributor pledge form and send to Chuck Shively at chuck.shively@wildlife.org or you can mail it to The Wildlife Society, fax it to 301-530-2471, or call us at 301-897-9770 and we’ll complete it for you.

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TWS offers several sponsorship packages that provide a mix of member engagement, brand recognition, announcements, and special access. Each package can be customized to help you achieve your desired return on investment and/or return on objectives.

All sponsor levels, from $3,000 – $20,000, include the opportunity to sponsor or co-sponsor a wide range of events or activities. Our team will help you select from a listing of activities that will best position your brand to support your goals.

Sponsors also receive a mix of free exhibit space and/or registrations, pre- and post-conference visibility through multiple communications channels, invitations to a special recognition event, and a variety of signage opportunities to recognize your support.

Additionally, some levels offer opportunities such as:

  • Pre- or post-conference email sent by TWS with a special offer or information from your organization to the entire membership
  • Option to provide a handout or premium
  • Verbal recognition on-stage and at sponsored location/activity
  • Photo opportunities with TWS leadership, as appropriate and available
  • Customized opportunities/activities developed collaboratively

Download our 2017 Sponsor Brochure, or contact Business Solutions and Development Manager Chuck Shively at 301-897-9770 or chuck.shively@wildlife.org to schedule a conference call and we’ll help you find a sponsorship solution that fits your budget and helps you drive desired results for your organization!