The Wildlife Society deadlines for Proposals for Workshops, Symposia and Panel Discussions, Paper and Poster Abstracts, Volunteers and Associated Networking Receptions and Meetings.


Proposals for Educational & Training Sessions
Includes workshops, symposia and panel discussions
Paper & Poster Abstracts
Includes Contributed Oral and Poster presentations, Student Research in Progress posters
Working Groups & Associated Meetings OPENCloses June 30, 2019
Associated Networking Events & Receptions FULL
Volunteers OPEN


  • Symposia are comprised of a series of presentations that address aspects of a single topic.  Organizers can request sessions that are 5, 10, or 15 talks in duration.  Each talk is 20-minutes. Symposia may include panel discussions as part of their session.  Symposia are scheduled to run concurrently with other conference sessions. Attendance is open to all conference registrants.
  • Panel Discussions are a forum for interactive discussion of a topic among a panel of experts and an interested audience. Typically, a panel of four to eight speakers makes introductory remarks.  The audience is then invited to make comments and question the panel.  Panel discussions are scheduled for 100 minutes and will run concurrently with other conference sessions.  Attendance is open to all conference registrants.
  • Workshops provide training on a specific skill, technique or process and may involve one or more instructors. Workshops are intended to emphasize learning through participation, discussion and “hands-on” activities. For this reason, workshop organizers must specify an upper limit on attendance. Attendance at workshops is by advance registration only. TWS requires a minimum fee of $30 for professionals and $15 for students and new professionals. Workshops may be a half or full day in length.
  • Contributed Oral Presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes, which includes 15 minutes for the presentation and five minutes for questions.
  • Contributed Posters will be scheduled by topic, presenters will present a printed version of their poster at the conference as well as upload a PDF of their poster no later than September 29, 2019.
  • Student Research in Progress Posters: All undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students with research in progress can submit an abstract for this session. Abstracts submitted can include 1) research that is in progress; 2) a proposed research project (with a focus on study design); 3) results from completed undergraduate research projects; or 4) student chapter research projects that may not be appropriate for the regular poster sessions (these may include a class or group research project). Presenters will need to bring a printed version of their poster to display at the conference as well as upload a PDF of their poster than September 29, 2019.