2015 ACTWS Conference:  Celebrating 25 Years!

Conservation Advocacy:  Turning Research into Real Change

Conservation is in everyone’s hearts and minds.  While we know it is vital for continued existence, achieving it is not easy.  How do you go from research to real change?  The 2015 conference plenary will profile conservation researchers and advocates who bring the message to the public. We will discuss how knowledge turns into public will, which informs political decisions and finally sound management.  We will discuss successes and failures of conservation advocacy from various landscapes and learn how everyone in the wildlife field can become a successful conservation advocate.


WHEN March 20-22, 2015  


WHY See invited talks from students and professionals working in Alberta, and guest speakers involved in conservation advocacy from field biology to the media.

WHERE Edmonton, Alberta, at the Delta Edmonton Centre   10222-102 St. NW, Edmonton, AB 780.429.3900

REGISTER Use our online Membership Portal or our mail-in form to register.

HIGHLIGHTS Plenary Speaker – Ed Struzik (click on ‘Speakers’ in Presentations) Workshop Schedule posted (click on ‘Workshops’ in Presentations) Final Program (March 19): 




FRIDAY Workshop – TBA Annual General Meeting Mix + Mingle Student Conclave

SATURDAY Plenary Session – Ed Struzik Presentations + Posters Awards Banquet Auction + Dancing with The Old Hippies

SUNDAY Presentations + Posters Student Awards Field Trip – TBA


Membership + Rates

Visit our Membership Portal to join the ACTWS or renew your membership and to register for our events.

Or use our mail-in form to register.

Early conference registration rates end on 1 February 2015. Hotel special rates end on 23 February 2015.

Book early for an amazing deal!


This celebratory conference will be held at the fabulous Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel. Dynamic downtown Edmonton is the hotel’s playground, just steps from historic old Edmonton and plenty of restaurants, bars, pubs, shopping, and other attractions.

ACTWS has negotiated a conference rate of $129/night – equal to government rates – and all attendees will be automatically upgraded to a suite. This deal is the best in town so get it before February 23, 2015!


  Delta Edmonton Centre Reservations


  Reservations Manager Jenna Choi at jenna.choi@deltahotels.com

Be sure to state you are with the Alberta Chapter Of The Wildlife Society, arriving on March 20th, 2015 or use block id 1398450.


See you in Edmonton for this excellent event.