Registration Rates

Online Registration is now open!

Register by 12/16/22
Regular Rate
Register by 1/20/23
Late Rate
Register after 1/20/23
Student/New Professional/Retiree Member**$194$227$252
Daily – Wednesday or Thursday$224$256$281
Daily – Friday$134$154$179
A La Carte Annual Meeting Add-On’s
Wednesday Banquet Dinner
Wed or Thurs Breakfast Roundtable
Meeting Logo T-shirt or Tank
Guest Ticket to Tues Welcome Reception or Thursday Poster Session (For guest of registered attendee)$30 Each 
Burrowing Owl SymposiumEarly Rate
Register by 12/16/22
Regular Rate
Register by 1/20/23
Late Rate
Register after 1/20/23
Student/New Professional/Retiree Member**$116$136$156
Optional Extra Training (Monday 2/6/23: 6:30-8:30pm)$10$10$10
WildCAT – Construction Awareness Training for Wildlife BiologistsEarly Rate
Register by 12/16/22
Regular Rate
Register by 1/20/23
Late Rate
Register after 1/20/23
Student/New Professional/Retiree Member**$56$76$86

*A current TWS-WS membership is required to receive the discounted Member registration rate 

We encourage you to join TWS-WS to receive the discounted rate.   You may purchase or renew your membership directly through our meeting registration form.

** Student / Early Career Professional/Retiree

  • Students must be current TWS-WS members and currently enrolled at a university or college or within 6 months of degree conferral.
  • Students are strongly urged to contact their local Chapter for grant support with registration fees.
  • “Early Career Professionals” are TWS-WS current members who have graduated within 3 years with a degree in a Wildlife-related field AND are employed less than full-time in a temporary/limited-term/seasonal position.
  • Retiree rate is for TWS-WS members, retired from full-time employment, who have paid Standard dues for at least three years.

ASL Interpreter

  • TWS-WS can coordinate an ASL interpreter for professionals, students, and staff for our events (including the Annual Meeting, and workshops.) Please email by December 16, 2022 to request an interpreter. 

The Annual Meeting Includes:

  • A Diverse Blend of over 600 Wildlife Professionals, Managers, Students, and Academics who Study and Manage Wildlife Species, Habitats, and Issues Related to their Conservation
  • Three Inspiring General Sessions! Wednesday Keynote, Thursday Plenary & Friday Capstone
  • Over 225 Scientifc Presentations in Oral Presentations and Poster Sessions Spanning a Wide Variety of Studies and Projects
  • All Scientific Presentations and General Sessions will be Livestreamed and Recorded for Online Viewing Anytime over the Next 3 months in the Whova Meeting App
  • Student-Professional Speed Networking Event and Student Quiz Bowl
  • Working Group and Associated Meetings
  • Valuable Networking Events including a Fiesta Buffet at the Welcome Reception; And Hors D’ouevres with Two Free Drinks at the Poster Reception Hosted by the Riverside Convention Center
  • Exhibit Hall Representing the Best of the Wildlife Industry
  • Two days of Pre-Conference Workshops and Field Trips (extra fee)
  • Career Workshops & Mentoring on Virtual Career Day (January 28th)
  • Registration Packet with Meeting Program Booklet, Stickers, Swag and Free Gifts if you Register by December 16th – Pickup in Riverside, or Mailed to those Marked as a Virtual Attendee when pre-registration ends on January 20th.  (The mailed packets will be sent from Riverside to at the beginning of the meeting once the packets have been compiled. An opt-out option is available.)
  • Fun games for Wildlifers! Wildlife T-Shirt Contest — Wildlife Trivia Night — Karaoke — Cornhole and More. With Prizes
  • Coffee & Hot Tea All week, all the time PLUS Morning & Afternoon Snacks During Breaks16

Our 2023 annual meeting will be presented in a hybrid format. 

When you register, you can choose either in-person or virtual and you are free to switch between them anytime. 

All scientific and general sessions will be both livestreamed AND available to view online (for 90 days after the meeting) through the Whova App. 

We will mail registration packets (and early reg gifts, if applicable) to anyone who is registered for virtual attendance as of January 20th using the address provided on the online registration form. (An opt-out option will be available.)

*Note: In-person and virtual attendance options are equally priced. Due to the significant technology costs, we are not able to discount the registration fees for virtual attendees. It is important to TWS-WS that we offer an inclusive meeting open to all, and this also creates flexibility for anyone who may need to change their plans. 

COVID 19 – Your health and safety is our top priority!  

Local conditions and safety guidelines are constantly evolving. We are closely monitoring the current federal and local COVID-19 guidelines for in-person gatherings and travel restrictions,. As of today, there are no vaccination requirements or mask requirements in Riverside County, the site of the conference.  Even though masks are not required, they are recommended. 

Please do not attend the meeting in-person if you have recently tested positive for Covid-19 and please follow the CDC isolation procedures until you are no longer infectious. If you are unable to attend the annual meeting because you test positive for COVID-19, you can switch between virtual participation or in-person participation at any time. All participants, regardless of whether they are participating virtually or in-person, will have access to the recordings of the conference for up to 3-months after the conference.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy:  Substitutions are permissible until January 20, 2023. Please email if you would like to switch your registration to a different person (let us know the name and email address of the person who will take your place, and whether they will attend in-person or virtually.) Cancellations must be requested no later than December 16, 2022. Because cancellations incur substantial administrative costs, we charge a $50 cancellation fee.