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Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting

There has been a last minute change in venue from Idaho Falls to Fort Hall but details of the 2018 Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting have been finalized and registration is now open. Due to unavoidable circumstances the ICTWS Executive Committee has elected to change the venue of the annual meeting. The annual meeting will now be located at the Shoshone Bannock Hotel & Event Center located in Fort Hall, ID. This facility is a very modern hotel and event center and will serve as an excellent location for our meeting. More information on the facility and details on the ICTWS room block are located on the Accommodations page.

In addition to the location change, we will also be adjusting the schedule to put us in line with our traditional meeting timeline. The meeting will be taking place from Monday, March 5th through the Wednesday, March 7th. We apologize for the last-minute adjustments and we hope that all participants can accommodate these changes. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Ross Winton our President-Elect at ross.winton@idfg.idaho.gov. See the revised general schedule below for an outline of the meeting events and the Meeting Schedule page

March 5 - Workshops, Working Group Meetings, Evening Welcome Reception
March 6 - Plenary and Special Sessions, Paper and Poster Presentation, Business Meeting, Student/Professional Mixer
March 7 - Paper and Poster Presentations, Banquet

A printable version of the program is available here. pdf file

Abstracts are not included in the Program. If you would like a copy of the abstracts, please download or print thesepdf file ahead of time.


To make your hotel room reservation please see the Accommodations page or call the Shoshone Bannock Hotel directly at (208) 238-4800 and use the Booking ID # 5515 when you make your reservation to receive the negotiated room discount for ICTWS.


Online registration has now closed. If you have not yet registered, please contact Ross Winton at ross.winton@idfg.idaho.gov to ensure that we have the capacity for more registrants at the meeting.

Meeting Theme: "The Future of the Wildlife Profession"

Our field and many other science based professions are experiencing a disconnect in public perception and the policies that develop from changes in society. We would like to start a conversation about the future of our profession and its relevance in a rapidly changing society. We would like to visit the core of what we do as wildlife professionals and also explore emerging technologies and hurdles we see coming down the road and how we can meet them.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is closed. If you submitted an abstract you will be contacted very soon about your session assignment. Details of the final program and summary of abstracts will be posted to the website soon!

Also, see the Presenter/Moderator Info page for details on Presenter Information for Posters, Oral Presentations and IGNITE!, as well as Moderator Information.

The Wildlife Society
ICTWS is a State Affiliate of The Wildlife Society