Professional Conferences

UPCOMING CONFERENCES (click the links for registration or more information):

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS): VIRTUAL! February 15-20, 2021

International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association (IVFSA): VIRTUAL! May 12-13, 2021

FIU Forensic Science Symposium: VIRTUAL! Dates: ongoing (register and watch at your convenience)

International Congress for Conservation Biology: July 18-22, 2021 – Kigali, Rwanda

Society for Wildlife Forensic Science: postponed until 2022

Annual IAI International Forensic Educational Conference: August 1-7, 2021 – Nashville, Tennessee, USA

The Wildlife Society (TWS): VIRTUAL! September 26-30, 2021

Why attend:

  • Attend TWS Working Group Meetings!  students are welcome and encouraged to sit in on working group meetings of interest. It’s great way to connect with professionals in fields you may wish to enter after graduation. 
  • Resume review: you can have your resume reviewed remotely as part of this year’s conference by experienced professionals!
  • Navigating the Path to Professional Success – professional development symposium – designed specifically for students and new professionals.  
  • Careers with Federal Agencies: panel discussions featuring representatives from federal agency partners, including the U.S. Forest Service, USDA Wildlife Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. 
  • Amazing workshops and presentations

Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York: Oct. 5-8, 2021 – Hybrid

Why attend:

  • Workshops on species distribution modeling, career planning, fundraising for conservation projects, creating flexible field projects plans – and many more!
  • Sign-up for virtual “mentor cafés”- an opportunity to connect with conservation professionals in a low-key setting.

Wildlife Conservation Expo: 2021 Dates TBD

African Wildlife Forensics Network Annual Meeting: 2021 Dates TBD

This page will be updated as additional conferences are scheduled/announced.