Collaborate, learn, and network with your colleagues both in person and online. Attend our annual meeting, the largest conference in North America for conservation professionals.

Attendee Information

Getting Help

Use the Learning Community Help to start.

Staff members are on hand to help throughout the day. Please email one of these addresses to get assistance with your issues:

  • - this is the main email for the Learning Community site and technical and access issues. 
  • - we can help you reset your password.
  • - for registration help.

Find the Meeting

To join us, you can use one of these methods to find the Learning Community and log into the meeting.

Once you’re logged in, you should see a green "You are registered" box to the right of the event title. If you don't see the green box, check that you are logged in.

Test your Browser and Join Sessions

Test your browser now, before the start of the program:

  • Select a session. 
  • Click the yellow Test Your Browser button. 
  • Please note that the program does not work on mobile phones and some older tablets. Generally, Chrome or Explorer browsers work best. If you have trouble connecting with one browser, try a different one.
  • The system will take you through 5 quick tests – when they are all successful you should be good to go.

To watch presentations, visit the session date and click on any of the session titles to expand it. You’ll see the abstract under the titles and yellow boxes to the right, including one that allows you to join or view the session.

About the Sessions

Each session will be two hours long, starting at 1:00 pm ET. The speakers will take turns presenting within the same virtual meeting room, so you only need to join once per day. Most sessions will have three to four 20- to 25-minute talks and one or two short exhibitor presentations. The moderator will plan the Q&A portion and let you know when it will occur.

All attendee communication during a session will be done through the chat feature. You will only need a computer with speakers and a mouse or trackpad.

Every session will be recorded so you can come back to it later (through the end of 2020). 

**Because our meeting has so many presentations, some of the individual talks may "drift" into the wrong time slot. It's an unfortunate quirk of the platform. Please check the date and time directly beneath the talk title to confirm which day it will be on so you don't miss it!

Companion Discussion Community

Our virtual meeting registration gives you access to an online discussion community. You will automatically receive daily digests of all posts in that community. You can visit it directly at

If it’s your first time visiting our Online Community, you will need to log in, then accept the pop-up Terms and Conditions (scroll down to find the accept/decline buttons). These Terms are also listed in a link at the top of the Online Community pages. 

Once you’re in, visit the 48th Annual Meeting community, read through posts, and add your own discussion topic. We ask that you adhere to the rules, but otherwise the community is self-moderated. 

The discussion can also be seen on the Virtual Meeting in the Online Community tab. 

We’re so glad you’re joining us for our online conference!