The BC Chapter (BCTWS) and Canadian Section (CSTWS) of The Wildlife Society are holding a Joint Annual Conference on March 30-April 1, 2023. At this time the conference is being planned as an in-person event. The purpose of BCTWS is to build a community of practice for wildlife biologists in BC and across Canada, bringing together students and professionals from academic, government, and industrial sectors with First Nations and an international community of Wildlife Professionals. Building on the success of the first BCTWS meeting in 2019 the 2nd Annual Conference will concentrate on bringing together students and professionals from across the country to meet, interact, and share information about research, current and changing issues, and emerging challenges. With these items in mind, we have selected a conference theme of Our Future Together. The Conference will feature a keynote speaker, panel discussions focused on emerging changes to wildlife management in Canada, and of course, contributed oral presentations and posters. For more information, please visit the official conference website: https://www.bctws.ca/2023conference.html
Early Bird (ends Feb 21, 2023):
Standard Registration (After Feb 21, 2023):
To register for the conference, please click the registration link
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7
WHERE TO STAY
There are many hotels and Airbnb options in the Victoria area. Please note that the venue of the conference is located at 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7 when selecting your lodgings.
CARPOOLING AND ROOM-SHARING
Carpooling and room sharing with your colleagues are highly encouraged. For those driving from the mainland, there is paid parking available for folks who may wish to meet at the ferry and travel across together. If you are travelling alone and need help finding a carpool or hotel partner email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to connect you with other conference attendees.
Covid-19 and other respiratory diseases continue to prevail. The following protocols will be in place for the joint 2023 BCTWS and CSTWS conference: