Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Conference


Calgary AB

Event Date and Time
March 9th, 2023 at 4:30pm MST to March 12th, 2023 at 3:30pm MST

Where the Wild Things Meet

Biodiversity is affected by the ecological integrity of their habitat; the more enriched heterogeneous habitat, the more opportunity for species to evolve, coexist, and interact. How species share habitats or occupy specific niches leads to more intra-and inter-species interactions, which fosters ecosystem complexity and diversity. These relationships and interactions inevitably affect community functioning and the survival of all species.

Similarly, wildlife professionals learn to coexist and occupy specific professional niches to create a complex and diverse field of knowledge. How we learn from each other, collaborate with diverse stakeholders, and interact shapes our profession and moves it forward with new knowledge and understanding.  In learning how to coexist with each other and diverse stakeholders, First Nations, partners, and the public, it is essential to have a platform to meet, connect, learn and collaborate. How do you meet with your partners to advance wildlife science and conservation? How has your work shaped our understanding of how wildlife meet and share ecosystems? How does a diversity of interactions, from the field to the boardroom, advance the Alberta wildlife profession and the conservation of Alberta wildlife and their habitats?

Conference Week Agenda (Tentative)

Thursday, March 9 (16:30 – 21:00)
Virtual ACTWS Annual General Meeting
Virtual Public Talk (TBA)

Friday, March 10 (08:00 – 22:00)
Conference Registration
Field Trip and Workshops (TBA)
Mixer/Cash Bar and Student Conclave

Saturday, March 11 (08:00 – 24:00)
Conference Registration
Conference Welcome
Conference Plenary
Special Presentation (TBA)
Open paper program, concurrent sessions
Poster Session, cash bar
Live and Silent Auctions
Entertainment and Dance

Sunday, March 12 (08:30 – 15:30)
Open paper program, concurrent sessions
Speed talks
Student presentation awards
Closing remarks