Conference & Awards

Conference Overview


13-15 MARCH 2020


Conference Registration Rates

  • Regular Member: Earlybird $275 ($325 after Jan 10, 2020)
  • Regular Non-Member: Earlybird $325 ($375 after Jan 10, 2020)
  • Student Member: Earlybird $125 ($175 after Jan 10, 2020)
  • Student Non-Member: Earlybird $150 ($200 after Jan 10, 2020)

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The Norsemen Inn

Reservations: 780-672-9171

Discounted rate for conference attendees: $89/night

Please note that you must phone to book rooms and receive the discounted rate; you are unable to via the website.

You can receive the discounted rate right up the conference, however, the Norsemen Inn is releasing our block of rooms 2 weeks prior to the conference. To ensure there is availability, book before February 28, 2020.

Schedule Outline

Friday, 13 March
0900 – 2100

Field Trip
Annual General Meeting
Student Conclave
Opening Mixer

Saturday, 14 March 
0900 – 2400
Opening Ceremony
Plenary Session
Keynote Address
Concurrent Sessions
Poster Session
Banquet & Auction
Awards & Dancing

Sunday, 15 March
0900 – 1600

Concurrent Sessions
Student Awards
Closing Ceremony

Abstract Submission

You are invited to submit abstracts for traditional talks, speed talks, and posters at the Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society Conference 2020. The conference theme is “Species on the Move”, but we welcome contributions from all topics related to wildlife management, conservation, biology, and ecology.

Traditional talks will be 12 minutes in length, with 3 minutes for questions. Speed talks will be 4 minutes in length, with a question period to follow the entire session.

Monetary prizes are awarded for the top three traditional talks, speed talks, graduate posters and undergraduate posters.

Abstract Submission is now closed.

Live and Silent Auction

Live and silent auctions will be held at the banquet during the conference. All funds raised go towards scholarships for undergraduate and graduate student members of ACTWS. We seek the assistance of members for donations.

Please contact Dragomir Vujnovic at [email protected] to make a donation.

Public Talk

The ACTWS will be hosting a public talk in Camrose the evening of Thursday, March 12, featuring:

Bill Snow: Cultural Perspective on the Bison Reintroduction


Wes Olson: The Ecological Buffalo: Following the trail of a keystone species

Find out more here.


The ACTWS annually administers four professional awards, three student scholarships, and several awards that help students travel to our annual conference.

Visit our Awards page for more details, and to apply for a Student Travel Award.

Deadline:  February 14, 2020

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 30 days prior to the conference will be refunded in full (less the processing fee). This refund policy applies to all programs offered with registration (workshops, fieldtrips). If you need to cancel after the deadline, you may transfer your registration to a colleague at no additional cost. Request for refunds will be accepted until 5:00 PM MDT, February 12th, 2020. No refunds will be issued after that date and time. To request a refund please email [email protected]. Please note: one day registrations will not be offered.

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