Dear ICTWS Members --
Please join us for the 2017 Annual Meeting! Our conference will be co-hosted with the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Boise at the Boise Centre on February 28 to March 3, 2017.
The theme for this year's meeting is Common Grounds: Where Land and Water Meet. We have already received a number of terrific presentation and poster abstracts.
So take a moment to look over the program and register to come to Boise! It is going to be a great conference with more than 100 presentations to select from, seven workshops, plenty of posters, two special symposia, and the annual business meeting luncheon. Socialize, relax, and network with evening activities such as the welcome reception Tuesday, the student-mentoring mixer Wednesday after the plenary and special symposia, or the banquet on Thursday night. There is even a 1.85/3.7 mile fun run planned for March 1st called the Creature Crawl!
As a suggestion, if you are planning on attending and need to make hotel reservations, try not to delay. Although room blocks at the government rate have been made, they may fill fast. Between the two organizations, close to 700 people are expected at this conference. See the Annual Meeting page on this website for details on accommodations as well as other meeting specifics.
Looking forward to seeing you in Boise!
Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society
2017 Annual Meeting
The 2017 meeting will be in Boise at the Boise Centre (formerly called the Boise Center on the Grove) on February 28-March 3, 2017. The annual meeting is being held jointly with the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
Currently there is still space for 17 oral presentations (20 minutes), 18 posters, and a few more IGNITES! (5 minutes) sessions so a second call for papers has been sent out to ICTWS members. Those remaining slots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until January 6, 2017. After that, they will be made available to the Idaho Chapter of the AFS to be filled.
There will be an Ignite Session offered during the 2017 Meeting. Ignite talks offer conference attendees an opportunity to hear about project updates, notes from the field, good work being done, or other topics that don't need a full 20-minute presentation. Each Ignite talk is 5 minutes and utilizes automatic slide progression to keep the presentation moving forward and within the time slot. Topics can be inspirational, funny, or informative but all should strive to be engaging and entertaining. Please consider participating to make the Ignite session successful!
Remember to renew your ICTWS Membership so you can vote at the Business Meeting and participate in officer elections!
The abstracts from the 2016 ICTWS Joint Conference have been published in the Northwestern Naturalist.
At the 2014 ICTWS meeting we had someone videotape both the plenary session on the history of the chapter as well as the "Working Together" symposium. These videos are now available to the membership via www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt-O2UCcvHHEzU3HriTroEZ_bF9B3k91P.
There are 4 total videos. Two of the videos are from the Plenary and the other 2 are from the "Working Together" symposium. Please feel free to share this link with others who may be interested.