2016 AWMS Annual Conference

'Wildlife Management into the future'

29 November -1 December 2016, Quality Hotel, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand

Conference contact: conference@awms.org.au
Please download the preliminary conference program here(updated 12 October 2016) 
Conference Registration NOW OPEN!

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Conference Fees (All fees are in Australian dollars)
Early bird registration fees (early bird closes 7 October 2016)
Full/Institutional member $520
Concession member $325
Non-member $620
Concession non-member $405

Standard registration fees
Full/Institutional member $610
Concession member $415
Non-member $710
Concession non-member $505
(Day registrations are also available starting from $180 for concession members)

About the Conference

(This is a preliminary schedule and may be subject to change.)
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 August 2016  extended until 5 Sept. 2016
Deadline for AWMS Awards application submission: 31 August 2016
Early Bird Registration deadline: 07 October 2016

28 Nov 2016 
08:30am - 7:00pm Pre-conference trip to Auckland Zoo and Rotoroa Island
6.30pm  - 9:00pm Icebreaker function
29 Nov 2016
8:30am - 5:00pm Opening ceremony, conference presentations and trade exhibition
5:30pm - 7:00pm Poster Session
7:00pm - 9:00pm Student Dinner

30 Nov 2016
8:30am - 5:00pm Conference presentations and trade exhibition
5:30pm - 6:30pm AGM
7:00pm               Conference Dinner "Science Fiction"

01 Dec 2016
8:30am - 5:00pm Conference presentations, trade exhibition and closing ceremony

02 Dec 2016
8:30am - 5:00pm Post-conference field trip Tawharanui Regional Park


2015 Conference Program alt

AWMS Awards Information
A number of awards are available to both students and practitioners of wildlife management. 
AWMS strongly encourages student participation. A special symposia is held for students where they compete to win the prize for the best student presentation. A prize is also presented for the best poster. AWMS also provides subsidised assistance to students (on application) for conference attendance. The AWMS committee also decided that greater acknowledgement of student achievements was required and established the DW Cooper Student Thesis Award.

The Society has established a Practitioners Award for a field practitioner or practitioner group demonstrating best practice in scientific wildlife management in the Australasian region.

Indigenous people
Travel subsidies and registration for indigenous people will be considered (as per students) where indigenous delegates cannot get full support from their member organisation and where it is considered desirable for them to attend a specific symposium. If appropriate to their circumstances, free registration may be considered.