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The Wildlife Society 19th Annual Conference to be held in Portland, Oregon Oct. 13-18

September 4, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. –The Wildlife Society will hold its 19th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon from Oct. 13-18, 2012. The conference brings together wildlife professionals, educators, scientists, conservationists and others interested in current wildlife research, management issues, and conservation challenges.

Registration for the Annual Conference is now open with early bird discounts available through September 14. An online conference planner allows attendees to view conference sessions and events and create a personal conference itinerary.

“This is the 75th anniversary of the Society, and we are pleased to be hosting the conference in Portland,” said Don Whittaker, ODFW wildlife biologist and past president of the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society. “In addition to the excellent programs, we have planned a number of events that showcase Oregon outdoors as well as the food and beverages for which Portland is so well known.”

Event planners are expecting about 2,000 attendees. There will be 435 presentations, 14 workshops, just under 300 posters, more than 60 exhibitors, and five roundtables. There is also time set aside for students to meet and network with professionals.  Nearly 30 working group meetings, receptions, and committee meetings will be held in conjunction with the Annual conference. A 75th Anniversary gala will be held Sunday, Oct. 14.

The American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians is partnering with TWS this year. Visit The Wildlife Society’s website to learn more and to register for the event, http://wildlifesociety.org/.

About The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society is committed to a world where humans and wildlife co-exist. We work to ensure that wildlife and habitats are conserved through management actions that take into careful consideration relevant scientific information. We create opportunities for this to occur by involving professional wildlife managers, disseminating wildlife science, advocating for effective wildlife policy and law, and building the active support of an informed citizenry. TWS members are active across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as internationally.

Facebook: Facebook.com/thewildlifesociety
Twitter: Twitter: @wildlifesociety
YouTube: Youtube.com/user/WildlifeSociety
   

Contact:

Don Whittaker, Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society past president and TWS Conference Arrangements Committee Co-Chair, (503) 947-6325.
Meg Kenagy, TWS 2012 Conference Public Relations Chair, (503) 946-6021

 
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