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

Registration Desk Hours

  • Monday, May 20   10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 21   7:45am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 22   7:45am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday, May 23   7:45am – 4:30pm
  • Friday, May 24   7:45am – 3:30pm
Find the desk in the Salt Palace Convention Center on the first floor.

Know Before You Go: Guides to the Meeting

  • Plan Your Evenings - Four Nights of Fun!

  • Accessing Sessions Online

  • Transportation in SLC and to Our Events

  • Food & Dining at the Meeting

Your Meeting Checklist

  1. Check that your registration is complete and purchase any additional tickets.
    Double check to see if you registered for any receptions, luncheons, workshops, and tours on the View My Registration of your profile. You can add any tickets by clicking on the Modify Registration button. If you experience issues adding tickets, please email us at
  2. Familiarize yourself with the schedule. NEW! Program Book (pdf)
    See the full program on our Program and Schedule site. If you want to make a personalized schedule, you will need to create a separate login for the site. Download the app to access your schedule on the go!
  3. Post about the meeting.
    Start a discussion in our dedicated our 2024 Annual Meeting Community or write a blog post about some of the sessions. If you post on social media, use our hashtag.
  4. Plan your visits to the Exhibit Hall.
    Learn about the latest in products and services for the conservation field in the Exhibit Hall. See our Sponsors and Exhibitors.

    • Visit the Exhibit Hall during our Grand Opening Reception on Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
    • The show will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 and 23.
    • View posters from Tuesday evening through the Q&A on Thursday at 3:30pm.
    • Plan attend one of these Product and Service Demos.
    • Also, be sure to stop by the Health and Safety Network booth. Representatives from the OSHA Onsite Program will be on hand to answer health and safety questions from members and provide them with information about OSHA OnSite services nationwide.
  5. Network with Colleagues.
    Plan to attend one or more of the evening receptions, including the specialty group receptions on Wednesday evening and the panoply of options on Thursday. (See our Networking Tips guide below.) Be sure to purchase your tickets or save your seat in a dine-around!
  6. Check out our local guides.
    Find insider information on transportation, restaurants and shops, and local attractions and support local LGBTQIA+ businesses. We posted these guides in our 2024 Annual Meeting Community.
  7. First time attendee?
    Read our guide below, provided by Cory Rogge, AIC Vice President and program chair.
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Worth Noting

Online Community

All in-person and virtual attendees are added to our dedicated online community upon registration. Check your email or visit our Online Community to engage with other attendees in the Annual Meeting Community.

Badge Requirements

We require attendees to wear badges for all meeting transportation, sessions, and events in the conference center, hotel events, and at offsite venues.


Most tickets are on the badge of your badge. You can see what you registered for on the View My Registration page. Buy tickets from this page at any time throughout the meeting. Visit the registration desk to pick up a purchased ticket to add to your badge.

Special Rooms

We will have rooms set aside for lactation and for quiet time.

Code of Conduct

Read our code of conduct on our Registration Policies page.


Salt Lake City averages a high/low of 72° / 52°F. Pack light clothes that can layer if needed, including a scarf or shawl and comfortable shoes for outdoor events and walking. Remember to check the weather before packing.

Contact Us!

All staff will be onsite at the meeting from Sunday, May 19, through Saturday, May 25. Stopping by the registration desk is the quickest way to reach us with questions, comments, or registration issues. Otherwise, email us at