SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

Please note that this is a preliminary schedule. All dates, times, locations and titles are subject to change.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

8:00 AM 12:00 PM AFS Officer’s Meeting (Invitation Only) (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald A
1:00 PM 5:00 PM AFS Management Committee Meeting (Invitation Only) (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald C


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

7:30 AM 5:00 PM AFS Governing Board Meeting (Invitation Only) (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Paradise Suite
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Beginning GIS for Fisheries Scientists (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A20
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Dam Removal: Planning, Design, Construction, & Monitoring (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A16
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Introduction to Ecohydraulics (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A19
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Introduction to R: Fundamental Concepts and Practical Applications of R for Fisheries and Wildlife Scientists (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A18
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Introductory Bayesian Analyses with JAGS for Fisheries and Wildlife Professionals (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A17
9:00 AM 5:00 PM TWS Council Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures ABC
12:00 PM 6:00 PM Registration
5:00 PM 6:00 PM AFS Governing Board Reception (Invitation Only) (hosted by AFS) Peppermill, White Orchid Room
7:00 PM 9:00 PM TWS Leadership Institute Reception (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures ABC


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

8:00 AM 5:00 PM Advanced GIS for Fisheries Scientists (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A20
8:00 AM 12:00 PM AFS Leading at All Levels (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Grand Ballroom 3
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Conflict Management Skills for Fisheries Professionals (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A13
8:00 AM 12:00 PM Database Concepts, Designs, and Application in Wildlife and Fisheries Science (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A19
8:00 AM 12:00 PM Effective Peer Review for Wildlife and Fisheries Journals (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A7
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Electrofishing Measurements and Methods (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A11
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Environmental DNA (eDNA) Overview: Sampling Techniques, Applications, Analysis, and Occupancy Modeling (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A12
8:00 AM 5:00 PM In-stream PIT Tag Detection Systems (IPDTS) (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A9
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Intermediate Bayesian Analyses with JAGS for Fisheries and Wildlife Professionals (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A17
8:00 AM 12:00 PM Intermediate R: Using {tidyr} to Manage, Wrangle, and Communicate Fisheries Data (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A18
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Introduction to Practical Statistics with R (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A16
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species: Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Planning (HACCP) (hosted by AFS) RSCC, A10
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Workshops * Refer to Detailed Schedule
9:00 AM 3:30 PM AFS Science Communication Section Workshop (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Grand Ballroom 1
9:00 AM 5:00 PM American Institute of Fishery Research Biologist Business Meeting (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald A
9:00 AM 5:00 PM TWS Council Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures ABC
10:00 AM 6:30 PM Registration
12:00 PM 2:30 PM AFS Journal Editor’s Luncheon (hosted by AFS)
3:00 PM 5:00 PM NAUFWP Executive Committee Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Grand Ballroom 2
3:30 PM 6:00 PM AFS Science Communication Section Business Meeting (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Grand Ballroom 1
5:00 PM 6:00 PM AFS International Partners Reception (Invitation Only) (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald B
7:00 PM 10:00 PM Opening Night Networking Event Atlantis, Peppermill – Tuscany Ballroom


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

6:30 AM 8:00 AM AFS Agency Director Breakfast (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald C
7:00 AM 8:30 AM NAUFWP Breakfast Social (hosted by TWS) Peppermill, Capri 4
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM 10:00 AM TWS Conservation Affairs Network Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures A
8:00 AM 9:40 AM Panel Discussion: Proposals for State and Federal Agencies to Better Utilize Wildlife Corridor Science and Data (hosted by TWS) RSCC, D1
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Contributed Paper Sessions * Refer to Detailed Schedule
8:00 AM 5:40 PM Symposia * Refer to Detailed Schedule
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Workshops * Refer to Detailed Schedule
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Member Activity Center & Trade show RSCC, Hall 2
9:40 AM 10:10 AM Refreshment Break RSCC, Hall 2
10:10 AM 11:50 AM Plenary: Communicating Sustainable Use of Fish and Wildlife RSCC, Hall 5
12:00 PM 2:00 PM TWS All Working Groups Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Paradise E
12:00 PM 1:30 PM TWS Human Dimensions Working Group Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures B
12:00 PM 1:30 PM TWS Journal Editors’ Luncheon (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures A
12:00 PM 1:30 PM TWS Military Lands Working Group Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures C
12:00 PM 1:30 PM TWS Molecular Ecology Working Group Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures D
12:00 PM 1:30 PM TWS Out in the Field Lunch Social (hosted by TWS) Peppermill, Capri 3
12:00 PM 6:00 PM Wildlife Photo Gallery & Contest (hosted by TWS) RSCC, RSCC/Atlantis Sky Bridge
12:30 PM 2:30 PM AFS Plenary Speakers’ and Awards Luncheon (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald A
12:30 PM 3:00 PM TWS Certification Application Assistance (hosted by TWS) Peppermill, Capri 2
1:00 PM 4:00 PM NAUFWP Fall Assembly Meeting (hosted by TWS) Peppermill, Capri 4
1:10 PM 2:50 PM Panel Discussion: Horse Rich & Dirt Poor: The Wildlife and Habitat Narrative (hosted by TWS) RSCC, D8
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Careers with Federal Agencies Atlantis, Paradise A
2:00 PM 9:00 PM TWS Quiz Bowl (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Paradise BCD
2:00 PM 4:00 PM TWS Student Chapter Advisors Collaboration Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Paradise E
2:30 PM 4:00 PM TWS Heritage Committee & Retirees Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures A
2:30 PM 5:30 PM TWS Leadership Institute Meeting (by invitation) (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures B
2:50 PM 3:20 PM Refreshment Break RSCC, Hall 2
3:20 PM 5:00 PM Panel Discussion: How Conservation Conflict Transformation Is Essential for Doing Good Business in Fish and Wildlife Management (hosted by TWS) RSCC, D8
3:30 PM 5:30 PM AFS Journal Editorial Board Meeting (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald A
4:00 PM 5:00 PM AFS Hutton Oversight Committee Meeting (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald B
4:30 PM 6:00 PM TWS Rangeland Wildlife Working Group Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures C
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Trade Show & Poster Networking Event RSCC, Hall 2


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

7:00 AM 6:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM 8:30 AM TWS College and University Wildlife Education Working Group (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures A
7:00 AM 8:30 AM TWS Nutritional Ecology Working Group Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures B
7:00 AM 8:30 AM TWS Wildlife Damage Management Working Group Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Paradise E
8:00 AM 2:00 PM TWS Certification Review Board Meeting (hosted by TWS) Peppermill, Roma 1-2
8:00 AM 9:40 AM Panel Discussion: Multi-benefit Project Planning and Execution in California: Finding Synergy and Balance Among Competing Interests (hosted by TWS) RSCC, D2
8:00 AM 9:40 AM Panel Discussion: Recovery Permits and the ESA: Navigating the Process (hosted by TWS) RSCC, D3
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Contributed Paper Sessions * Refer to Detailed Schedule
8:00 AM 5:20 PM Symposia * Refer to Detailed Schedule
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Workshops * Refer to Detailed Schedule
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Member Activity Center & Trade show RSCC, Hall 2
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Wildlife Photo Gallery & Contest (hosted by TWS) RSCC, RSCC/Atlantis Sky Bridge
9:40 AM 10:10 AM Refreshment Break RSCC, Hall 2
10:10 AM 11:50 AM Plenary: AFS plenary – TBA RSCC, Hall 2
12:00 PM 2:00 PM AFS World Council of Fisheries Luncheon (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald A
12:00 PM 2:00 PM The Journal of Wildlife Management Associate Editors Business Meeting and Lunch (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures B
12:00 PM 1:30 PM TWS Biometrics Working Group Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures A
12:00 PM 4:00 PM TWS Resume Review (hosted by TWS) RSCC, Hall 2
12:00 PM 1:30 PM TWS Student Chapter Leaders’ Luncheon (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Paradise E
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Wildlife Society Bulletin Associate Editors Business Meeting and Lunch (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures C
1:00 PM 3:00 PM AFS Unit Leaders Workshop (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald B
1:00 PM 6:00 PM TWS Quiz Bowl (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Paradise BCD
1:10 PM 1:55 PM Keynote: Aldo Leopold Keynote Address (hosted by TWS) RSCC, Hall 5
1:55 PM 2:50 PM TWS Annual Members Meeting (hosted by TWS) RSCC, Hall 5
2:30 PM 3:30 PM AFS Book Editorial Advisory Board Meeting (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald A
2:30 PM 5:30 PM TWS Leadership Institute Meeting (by invitation) (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures A
2:30 PM 4:30 PM TWS Sections & Chapters Collaboration Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Paradise E
2:50 PM 3:20 PM Refreshment Break RSCC, Hall 2
3:00 PM 5:00 PM The Wildlife Professional Editorial Advisory Board Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures C
4:00 PM 6:00 PM AFS Fisheries Editorial Reception (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald B
5:00 PM 6:00 PM The Wildlife Professional Editorial Advisory Board Reception (by invitation) (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures B
5:30 PM 7:30 PM North Carolina State University Reception Peppermill, Capri 4
5:30 PM 7:00 PM TWS The 1000 Reception (hosted by TWS) Peppermill, Capri 1
6:00 PM 7:30 PM TWS Aldo Leopold Reception (hosted by TWS) Peppermill, Capri 2
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Virginia Tech Fish and Wildlife Conservation Alumni & Friends Even Peppermill, Capri 3
7:30 PM 10:00 PM Student-Professional Networking Event Peppermill, Tuscany


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

6:00 AM 8:00 AM AFS Spawning Run (hosted by AFS) Offsite
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM 8:30 AM TWS Wildlife Diseases Working Group Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures A
8:00 AM 2:00 PM TWS Certification Review Board Meeting Peppermill, Roma 1-2
8:00 AM 10:10 AM Panel Discussion: What does the future of TWS international involvement look like? (hosted by TWS) RSCC, D7
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Contributed Paper Sessions * Refer to Detailed Schedule
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Symposia * Refer to Detailed Schedule
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Workshops * Refer to Detailed Schedule
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Member Activity Center & Trade show RSCC, Hall 2
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Wildlife Photo Gallery & Contest (hosted by TWS) RSCC, RSCC/Atlantis Sky Bridge
9:40 AM 10:10 AM Refreshment Break RSCC, Hall 2
10:00 AM 4:30 PM AFS Quiz Bowl (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Paradise BCD
10:10 AM 11:50 AM Keynote: TWS Caesar Kleberg Keynote (hosted by TWS) RSCC, Hall 5
12:00 PM 2:00 PM AFS Past President’s Luncheon (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald A
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Boone & Crockett Fellows Luncheon (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Paradise E
12:00 PM 1:30 PM TWS Early Career Professional Working Group Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures A
12:00 PM 4:00 PM TWS Resume Review (hosted by TWS) RSCC, Hall 2
12:00 PM 1:30 PM TWS Urban Wildlife Working Group Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures ABC
1:10 PM 2:50 PM Plenary: AFS plenary – TBA RSCC, Hall 5
2:30 PM 5:30 PM TWS Leadership Institute Meeting (by invitation) (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures C
2:50 PM 3:20 PM Refreshment Break RSCC, Hall 2
3:20 PM 5:00 PM AFS Business Meeting (hosted by AFS) RSCC, Hall 5
4:30 PM 6:00 PM Boone & Crockett University Programs Working Session Peppermill, Roma 1-2
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Streams to Rivers and Mountains to Meadows Peppermill, Roma 1-2
5:00 PM 6:00 PM TWS vs. AFS Quiz Bowl Champions Match Atlantis, Paradise BCD
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Associated Networking Events & Receptions Atlantis, Peppermill – Tuscany Ballroom & Pool
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Boone and Crockett Fellows Networking Event Peppermill, Capri 4
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Alumni and Friends Reception Peppermill, Tuscany F
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Cal-Neva/Sac-Shasta Joint Chapter Networking Event Peppermill, Tuscany A
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Colorado State University Alumni Reception Peppermill, Capri 2
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Iowa State University Alumni Reception Peppermill, Capri 1
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Jim Sedinger Retirement and Friends of Nevada Celebration Peppermill, Tuscany 5
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Joint Happy Hour for AFS’s Technology-Focused Symposia Peppermill, Tuscany 4
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Michigan State University Alumni and Friends Social Peppermill, Tuscany D
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Mississippi State University Alumni & Friends Reception Peppermill, Tuscany E
7:30 PM 9:30 PM National Wildlife Research Center Reception Peppermill, Tuscany 7
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Purdue Forestry & Natural Resources Alumni and Friends Reception Peppermill, Tuscany 8
7:30 PM 9:30 PM TWS Leadership Institute Reception Peppermill, Tuscany 9
7:30 PM 8:30 PM TWS Leadership Institute Reception (By Invitation) (hosted by TWS) Peppermill, Tuscany 9
7:30 PM 9:30 PM UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Alumni Reception Peppermill, Tuscany 2
7:30 PM 9:30 PM University of Arizona Alumni and Friends Reception Peppermill, Tuscany C
7:30 PM 9:30 PM University of Idaho Alumni Reception Peppermill, Tuscany 1
7:30 PM 9:30 PM University of Maine Alumni and Friends Social Peppermill, Tuscany 3
7:30 PM 9:30 PM University of Montana Alumni Reception Peppermill, Capri 3
7:30 PM 9:30 PM University of Nebraska Alumni and Friends Reception Peppermill, Tuscany 6
7:30 PM 9:30 PM USDA Forest Service Reception Peppermill, Tuscany 12
7:30 PM 9:30 PM USDA Wildlife Services Reception Peppermill, Tuscany 10
7:30 PM 9:30 PM U.S. Fish & Wildlife Reception Peppermill, Tuscany 11
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Women of Wildlife Reception Peppermill, Tuscany B
8:30 PM 9:30 PM TWS Leadership Institute Connections Reception (By Invitation) (hosted by TWS) Peppermill, Tuscany 9


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

7:00 AM 8:30 AM AFS Incoming Governing Board Breakfast (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Emerald A
7:30 AM 12:00 PM Registration
7:30 AM 12:00 PM Registration RSCC, Hall 2
8:00 AM 12:00 PM BLM Regional Meeting (By Invitation) (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Paradise B
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Contributed Paper Sessions * Refer to Detailed Schedule
8:00 AM 5:20 PM Symposia * Refer to Detailed Schedule
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Workshops * Refer to Detailed Schedule
9:00 AM 2:00 PM Wildlife Photo Gallery & Contest (hosted by TWS) RSCC, RSCC/Atlantis Sky Bridge
9:40 AM 10:10 AM Refreshment Break RSCC, Hall 2
10:10 AM 11:50 AM Plenary: Communicating Conservation to Diverse Audiences RSCC, Hall 5
12:00 PM 2:00 PM AFS Hand-off Meeting (hosted by AFS) Atlantis, Atlantis Steakhouse
1:10 PM 2:50 PM TWS Council Meeting (hosted by TWS) Atlantis, Treasures ABC
2:50 PM 3:20 PM Refreshment Break RSCC, Hall 2


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

8:00 AM 5:00 PM Lahontan Cutthroat Country – Pyramid Lake and the Lower Truckee (hosted by AFS)
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Lake Tahoe Science Tour (hosted by AFS)
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Pyramid Lake Fishing Trip (hosted by AFS)