Conference & Awards
Conference Registration Rates
Regular Member: $125
Regular Non-Member: $150 (includes ACTWS one-year membership)
Student Member: $75
Registration information and details coming soon.
We are excited to be working with Whova to offer you the best virtual conference! Here are some of the features we are planning for:
- Pre-recorded sessions that you can view at your leisure throughout the week
- Live Q&A sessions with presenters to get into the nitty gritty about your favourite topic
- Poster sessions
- Social events
- Various networking opportunities
- Live panel discussions
The conference will be available on your phone, computer, tablet from wherever you are with a high speed internet connection
Friday, 13 March
0900 – 2100
Annual General Meeting
Saturday, 14 March
0900 – 2400
Banquet & Auction
Awards & Dancing
Sunday, 15 March
0900 – 1600
You are invited to submit abstracts for traditional talks, speed talks, and posters at the Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society Conference 2021. 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 and be pre-recorded for viewing anytime during the conference. Talks will be categorized into themes based on the abstracts submitted. All presenters will be scheduled in a live Q&A session based on their theme (similar to concurrent sessions). Conference registrants will attend the Q&A session(s) of their interest. These sessions will be moderated by an ACTWS volunteer and will be designed to encourage discussion about the presentations and broader topic theme.
Poster submissions will require two pieces: 1) a pdf of the poster, and 2) a 3-minute video describing the poster. These pdfs and videos will be available for viewing throughout the conference. A live poster and networking session will be available on two days of the conference. These live sessions are an opportunity for conference registrants to discuss posters with their authors and for poster presenters to discuss their work with each other. Live poster/networking sessions will be organized into themes based on abstracts submitted.
Monetary prizes are awarded for the top three traditional talks, graduate posters, and undergraduate posters.
Please submit your abstract online. Deadline 22 January 2021.
The role that hunting, trapping, and fishing can play in helping us understand wildlife movements and conservation
The online auction will start the week before the conference and continue through to the last day of the conference. All funds raised go towards scholarships for undergraduate and graduate student members of ACTWS. We seek the assistance of members for donations of any kind – goods, services, whatever your heart desires.
Please contact Sarah at [email protected] to make a donation.
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