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Annual Meeting of NDCTWS (2018)

The NDCTWS annual meeting will be held February 7-9, 2018 at the Baymont Inn and Suites, Mandan, ND. On-line registration is now open at Please take this opportunity to register on-line. Hope to see you all there!  


Dr. Randy Olson, filmmaker, biologist, and author of ‘Don’t Be Such A Scientist’, will lead workshops for natural resource professionals on February 9, and for students on February 10 (prior to the start of the 2016 NDCTWS Annual Conference.  These workshops will provide tips and strategies to help us tell our conservation story more effectively. Click Workshop Flyer for additional information – seating is limited, so be sure to register early!

ND Chapter of The Wildlife Society Presents – Beyond Better Biology – Learn How to Tell Your Conservation Story More Effectively!

February 10-12, 2015 – Mandan, North Dakota

The 2016 Annual Conference will focus on improving the effectiveness of conservation communication.  The Conference will feature a number of unique speakers representing disciplines not normally considered by the conservation community. These speakers will help us to more effectively tell our conservation story.  In addition, preceding the Conference, there will be two professional development workshops and a free student seminar focused on storytelling for scientists. The workshops will be led by Dr. Randy Olson and held on Tuesday  (2/9/16), and the student seminar on Wednesday morning.  Details on the workshops and registration forms will be available in the fall newsletter. To learn more about the workshops and Conference, please contact Rick Nelson (701/355-8509) or Mike Olson (701/425-7952). 

In preparation for this year’s Conference and workshops, the planning committee recommends the following:

  • Randy Olson, Don’t be such a Scientist – Talking Substance in the Age of Style
  • Randy Olson, Connection – Hollywood Storytelling Meets Critical Thinking
  • Randy Olson, Houston…We Have a Narrative (Due out in October)
  • Dr. Frank Lutz, Words That Work

NDCTWS Annual Meeting – February 11-13, 2015

The NDCTWS annual conference is scheduled for February 11-13, 2015 at the Baymont Inn & Suites (formerly Seven Seas Hotel) in Mandan. A block of rooms is being held until February 7th – please mention ‘The Wildlife Society’ when making reservations – 701/663-7401. The theme for the meeting is “2015 – A Pivotal Year for the Future of Conservation”.