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: 


Registration Costs at a Glance:

Early Bird (ends Feb 21, 2023):

  • TWS Member: $350
  • TWS Non-Member: $375
  • Student: $225

Standard Registration (After Feb 21, 2023):

  • TWS Member: $400
  • TWS Non-Member: $425
  • Student: $275


  • Single Day: $200:
  • Single Day (Student): $125

To register for the conference, please click the registration link 


Conference Location and Accommodations 

Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7 

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 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  and we will do our best to connect you with other conference attendees.



Conference Covid Policy

Covid-19 and other respiratory diseases continue to prevail. The following protocols will be in place for the joint 2023 BCTWS and CSTWS conference:

  1. The conference will abide by guidelines and directives issued by the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer and provincial health authorities.
  2. Wearing masks during indoor venue events will be encouraged but not required. This policy is subject to change dependent on any health authority directives in place at the time of the conference. A supply of medical masks and sanitizer stations will be provided at the venue.
  3. Please do not attend the conference if you are feeling ill. We ask that every person self-monitor for symptoms of illness before entering the event each day. If you are feeling feverish, have a persistent cough, or are experiencing potential symptoms of Covid-19, please do not enter the event. Registration refunds may be arranged by contacting BCTWS by email at
  4. Attendees should at all times follow directions that may be given by event or venue staff, to ensure the safety and comfort of all event attendees. We look forward to everyone enjoying a healthy, safe and productive event.
  5. The Victoria Conference Centre is addressing COVID-19 safety in their Safe Space plan, here: