ANNUAL MEETING

REGISTER & SUBMIT ABSTRACT

HOW TO ATTEND

AWARDS & GRANTS

SPONSORS

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April 10th – 14th, 2023

Our 2023 Meeting will be in person in Fairbanks, but we’ll also have a virtual option! Stay tuned for more details about registration soon.

The 2023 annual meeting will be held at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center in downtown Fairbanks.

REGISTRATION & ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

 About

 

Join us for the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of The Wildlife Society! This year’s meeting will be held at the Morris Thompson Cultural Visitor Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Registration includes attendance to all presentations, workshops, and social events. 

 

 

Fees

 

In Person Attendance

  • Full Conference TWS member* – $200
  • Full Conference Non-member – $275
  • Retiree TWS member* – $100
  • Retiree Non-member – $175
  • Student TWS member*  or Non-member – $50
  • Student presenter – FREE (Still need to register)
  • Extra Banquet ticket – $50

Remote Attendance (Virtual)

  • Full Conference TWS member * – $100
  • Full Conference Non-member – $150
  • Retiree TWS member* – $75
  • Retiree Non-member – $100
  • Student TWS member* or Non-member – Free (Still need to register)

Continuing this year! We are offering a flat rate for organizations or groups based on the number of attendees, in person or remote. This rate does not include a banquet ticket. 

  • 50+ registrants: $1500
  • 26-49 registrants: $1000
  • 1-25 registrants: $750

Please contact us at twsalaska (at) gmail.com if you would like to take advantage of these discounted group rates.

*To benefit from the members-only rate, you must be a member of The Wildlife Society. You can join on the national TWS website. The registration page offers the option to Add a Chapter, which is where you can select the Alaska Chapter.

AWARDS & TRAVEL GRANTS

The Awards Committee for the Alaska Chapter of The Wildlife Society strives to recognize professional excellence and conservation achievement.

Please think of colleagues you consider deserving and consider a nomination for one or more of the three categories.

Send nominations to twsalaska (at) gmail.com by Friday, March 31, 2023.

Nomination Process

 

  • The nomination must be from current Alaska Chapter member(s)
  • The nominee does not have to be a current or former Alaska Chapter member
  • The nomination should fit on a single page (excluding the letter of recommendation) and should include:
    • The name of person submitting and date
    • The name of the nominee with current and past conservation-related employment, and professional affiliations (as best known)
    • A brief description (<200 words) of achievements related to the award category
    • One letter of recommendation (1 page, 1 side) from another colleague or collaborator (who does not have to be a Chapter member) that includes the name of person making the recommendation and date
  • The nomination period opens after the annual meeting and closes 2 months prior to the next annual meeting.

Categories

 

Student Wildlife Conservation Award

  • Individual or team achievement in research or management
  • Distinguished service to the Alaska Chapter or UAF Student Chapter

 

Wildlife Conservation Award

  • Outstanding professional achievement during the preceding five years by individual or team in research or management
  • Lifetime achievement for excellence in professional accomplishments over at least 20 years (may be received only once)
  • Distinguished service to Alaska Chapter
  • Distinguished service to students or young professionals

 

Humorous Award

  • Good natured roasting for an embarrassing event presented at the banquet; recipient name and year are added to object that is re-awarded each year
  • Award name suggestions? (e.g., Colorado Chapter has a “blown blunderbuss” award)

Past Wildlife Conservation Award Recipients

2022

Tom Paragi, Wildlife Conservation Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Amanda Droghini, Wildlife Conservation Award (Distinguished Service)

2021

Dr. Jerry Hupp, Wildlife Conservation Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Alex Prichard, Wildlife Conservation Award (Outstanding Professional Achievement)

Matthew Cameron, Student Wildlife Conservation Award

2020

John Neary, Wildlife Conservation Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Dr. Travis Booms, Wildlife Conservation Award (Distinguished Service to Students or Young Professionals)

Jesika Reimer, Wildlife Conservation Award (Outstanding Professional Achievement)

Shelby McCahon, Student Wildlife Conservation Award

Jeff Wagner, Student Wildlife Conservation Award

2019

Dr. Audrey Magoun, Wildlife Conservation Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Charles B. “Rick” Johnson, Wildlife Conservation Award (Lifetime Achievement)

2018

Dr. Layne Adams, Wildlife Conservation Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Jim Dau, Wildlife Conservation Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Dr. John Trent, Wildlife Conservation Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Elise Stacy, Student Wildlife Conservation Award

Mary Whalen, Wildlife Conservation Award (Distinguished Service)

Dr. David Gustine, Wildlife Conservation Award (Outstanding Professional Achievement)

2017

David James – Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Kevin White – Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

2015

Dr. Perry Barboza – Professor of Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Rod Flynn – Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Doug Larsen – Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

2013

Dr. Dave Yokel – Wildlife Biologist, Bureau of Land Management, Fairbanks

2008

Dr. Erich H. Follmann, Professor of Zoology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

HOW TO ATTEND

The 2023 annual meeting will be held in person in Fairbanks with a virtual option.

Join us at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center in downtown Fairbanks from April 10th – 14th. 

More details about registration, abstract submission, and programming soon!

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

We offer several levels for sponsoring our annual meeting.

See our Sponsorship / Vendor agreement for prices and options.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Curious about our past meetings? You can view past programs and read notes from our annual Business Meeting on our Documents page.

THANK YOU CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

A huge thanks to the members of the Conference Organizing Working Group for overseeing this year’s planning of the Chapter’s Annual Meeting: Alex Lewis, Alex Pavlinovic, Alex Prichard, Amanda Zuelke, Ashlynn Nakvinda, Chris Krenz, Christi Heun, Elise Stacy, Jeff Stetz, Jeff Wagner, Kaiti Ott, Kim Jochum, Kimberlee Beckmen, Kristin Denryter, Luke Rogers, Max Goldman, Michael Guttery, Nate Svoboda, Nick Fowler, Roy Churchwell, Ryan Mollnow, Shawn Crimmins, Tessa Hasbrouck, Tim Peltier, and Tom Paragi.

The Alaska Chapter of The Wildlife Society is a non-profit organization of professional wildlife biologists dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education.

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