The Virtual Platform for the 87th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference / NMFWA 2022 Annual Meeting and Training Workshop is now live!
In order to provide greater engagement for attendees for this year’s event we are using a platform called Whova – Whova has both a desktop website and a mobile app to help maximize your event experience.
- View the event agenda and plan your personal schedule
- Access handouts and participate in virtual / hybrid sessions (if applicable) directly within sessions
- Set up in-person / virtual meet-ups with other attendees to connect and network
- Create and converse through various Discussion Topics in the Community Board
- Receive updates such as last-minute session changes from the organizers
- Connect with both in-person and virtual Attendees via the Community Board and direct messaging
To Access Whova:
- Desktop Site: All registered attendees should have received an email with the subject line “North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference: Whova Log In / NMFWA 2022 Annual Meeting & Training Workshop: Whova Log In” containing instructions on how to access the desktop site. If you do not see this email please check your spam / junk folder.
- Mobile App: Go to your device’s app store and download the Whova app. Once downloaded, search for the “87th North American” and you should see the event available to sign in. You will be asked to create an account – make sure that you do so using the same email address that you registered for the event with. If you aren’t directly added to the event and are asked for an event invitation code when accessing the event, you are either not registered OR are trying to access the site using an email address that is different than the one we have listed for you.
Need assistance? Contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-865-5202, 8:30am – 4:00pm ET, M-F.
About the Conference
For more than 80 years, WMI has administered the North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference. The North American Conference sessions, workshops and more than 150 separate meetings and functions, serve as the annual forum to set conservation policy in North America.
Conference attendees include the administrators of federal, state and provincial wildlife and other natural resource agencies, college and university program leaders, heads of leading private conservation organizations, and other managers, scientists, researchers, officials and students of natural resources. The conference is a regular gathering of professionals to learn and exchange ideas, through a formal program, related meetings and other scheduled business, social and educational events.
The conference format is designed so that attendees leave with
- A better understanding of the origins, complexities and likely solutions to current conservation issues, and
- A better sense of the need for and the methods to achieve coordinated, cooperative management of the continent's wildlife.
The "North American" is outlined annually by a Conference Program Committee, chaired by WMI. As many as 20 different agencies and private organizations have participated in helping set the agenda of the North American. In addition, agencies and organizations schedule more than 150 meetings and functions to overlap and occur in conjunction with each conference.