The purpose of this website is to facilitate the submission of abstracts for the Texas Chaper of the Wildlife Society annual meeting.
About the Annual Meeting
The Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society holds its annual meeting each year about the third week of February. The location changes each year, as we try to move it around so that members in all regions of the state have a chance to attend. The meeting starts off after lunch on a Thursday with the Business Meeting that is open to all members. After this, the student chapters hold the Quiz Bowl. Thursday evening the President's Reception has food and drinks for all. Friday morning we start off with the Plenary Session of invited speakers, and then have the Cottam Award Contest presentations, before breaking for lunch. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning we have concurrent sessions of presented papers. The Awards Banquet is Friday night. The meeting ends Saturday at noon.
A typical meeting will have about 500 attendees, 10-15 exhibitors, 90 presentations spread over 10 sessions, and 25 posters. A silent auction and raffle is run on Friday to raise money for the chapter. A 1 or 2 day training workshop is held prior to the meeting. There is always a Student Mixer Thursday night and Student Breakfast Friday morning where students may meet and network with professionals.