Virtual Connections

                                                                               2020 Quiz Bowl

Thanks to the Whova App, you’ll have many opportunities to interact with other attendees! 

We’d much rather meet in person, but since we can’t do that this time — we’ll setup all sorts of opportunities for small group discussions, mentoring, networking and engaging with other widlifers. 

Here’s some ways you’ll be able to interact virtually in 2021:

  • Virtual Lobby with set times  – Join other attendees to chat casually!
  • Breakfast Roundtables – Small group breakout discussions to talk about important (and complicated) wildlife topics & issues
  • C.A.F.E –  Conversation And Friendly Eats! Join others in a Zoom room for conversation, networking and a chance to make some new friends.
  • Birds of a Feather – Evening sessions with different wildlife themes so you can meet other people with similar interests
  • Conversations with a Colleague – Join us to chat about pre-arranged topics in a super casual way.  Hop around to the different groups, stay for a bit or the whole time.
  • Chapter Meetings – Connect with wildlifers who live near you!
  • Trivia Game – Square off against other wildlifers for a night of fun with challenging wildlife and pop culture trivia questions.  Prizes handed out randomly throughout the evening, plus to the winners.
  • Student-Professional Mixer – Hop in and out of Zoom rooms to meet professionals from all sorts of Wildlife Careers
  • Mentoring – When you register, you have the choice of signing up to be a mentor or to request a mentor.  We’ll get you in touch with each other before the meeting, and encourage you to attend similar sessions and setup video meet-ups afterwards to talk about what you’ve learned.
  • Q&A sessions – Ask questions in general sessions, submitted paper sessions, and workshops –  and get immediate responses from the experts in our field.
  • Within Whova — 
    • Browse attendee profiles and use the app to chat and connect
    • Business card scanning and exchanging
    • Chat – either one-on-one, or setup a group 
    • Through the Whova Community Discussion Board – you’ll see what we mean once you log on to the Whova App!  The discussion boards will get busy long before the meeting begins!
    • Meet-ups – Whova lets any attendee setup and announce a virtual meetup, and they also provide the video platform.
    • And more!  Whova is pretty amazing at getting people connected.  
Photo by Jennifer Carlson, from the 2020 Annual Meeting Wildlife Slideshow