2019 Biennial Workshop and Meeting

Save the Date

Mark your calendars and join us for the Western Bat Working Group Workshop and Meeting.

See you in Tulsa!

 

 

Mark your calendars and join us for the Western Bat Working Group Workshop & Meeting, April 22 – 25, 2019.

We are excited to bring the WBWG Conference to beautiful Tulsa, Oklahoma – the city ranked #1 by 11 climate scientists when asked where in the U.S. they’d live to avoid future natural disasters at the hands of global climate change (Business Insider, Oct. 2018).

The meeting will provide a forum for biologists, land managers, researchers, students, consultants and advocates from across the western states to present current and ongoing studies and to address issues of critical bat conservation concern.

Meet & reconnect with fellow researchers, students, & old friends!
Share your chiropterological knowledge, research & news!
*Current students especially are encouraged to attend!*

Call for Abstracts

Here’s what you need to know!

  • Who

    Bat researchers, students, citizen scientists

  • What

    Western Bat Working Group Biennial Conference and Workshop

  • When

    Monday, April 22 – Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Where

    Hyatt Regency Tulsa; 100 E 2nd St., Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Reservations

    $94/night/room, if made by 28 February 2019

  • Booking

    By Phone | Toll free, 888.421.1442; mention you are with Western Bat Working Group; request the reduced rate

    Online | Visit ‘Hyatt Regency WBWG Conference

Reserve My Room

Registration Costs

  • Non student

    Option 1 | $195, includes 1 year of WBWG membership fees
    Option 2 | $215, includes 2 years of WBWG membership fees

  • Student

    Student | $125, includes 1 year of WBWG membership fees
    Student, presenter | $100 *must have abstract/presentation accepted

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships are available, including two for current students. Please visit ‘Scholarships.’

  • Registration

    Register for the conference online @ ‘WBWG 2019’

You can look forward to a meeting that will highlight the current state of bat conservation, management, and natural history in western North America. Status of WNS in the West will be a prime focus of several presentations and break-out sessions on acoustics and exclusion will be featured. The meetings will offer a great opportunity to get updates on NABat, state-wide surveys, and state of the art study technologies.

If these or related topics are relevant to your work, and you’d like to share your findings with us, please follow our ‘Abstract Guidelines‘ and submit your completed abstracts to Bill Haas.

The abstract submittal deadline is 5pm on 15 February 2019.

Come hang with us in Tulsa! Enjoy an evening flight (or two) in Tulsa’s Midtown.
Still up in the air about attending? You know you’ve got to cave on this one!*

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Schedule of Events

  • Meeting Locations

    Hyatt Regency Tulsa; 100 E 2nd St., Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Registration

    Please visit the ‘Foyer’

    Vendors & Breakfast

    Please visit ‘1st floor, Tulsa Ballroom Central’

    Banquet

    Please visit ‘Tulsa Ballroom South’

    Poster Session

    Please visit ‘Tulsa Ballroom South & Foyer’

  • Monday, April 22, 2019

    3:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Room Check-in

    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Registration

    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Tulsa Foundation for Architecture Walking Tour, leaving from the Hyatt Regency

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Welcome Social @ The Vault, 620 S Cincinnati Ave., Tulsa, OK 74119

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Breakfast

    7:30 am - 11:00 am

    Registration/Check-in

    8:45 am - 9:00 am

    Meetings convene
    Welcome by Katie Gillies

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Plenary session #1
    Keynote Address @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am
    Speaker | Dr. William Caire – “Echos from an old Chiroptologist”

    10:00 am - 10:15 am

    Break

    10:15 am - 11:50 am

    Plenary Session #2
    General paper presentations

    11:50 am - 1:20 pm

    Lunch Break
    On your own – See the Program for lunch suggestions

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Wildlife Acoustics “Lunch & Learn”
    This will be a hands-on workshop based on the Song Meter SM4BAT.
    Participants will learn how to set up the SM4BAT recorder as well as helpful deployment tips and how to configure multiple units quickly. This is a ticketed event and requires an RSVP to Wildlife Acoustics.

    1:20 pm - 3:00 pm

    Plenary Session #3
    General paper presentations

    3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    Break

    3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

    Plenary Session #4
    General paper presentations

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Poster Session

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Breakfast

    7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Registration

    8:45 am - 10:00 am

    Plenary Session #5
    General paper presentations

    10:00 am - 10:15 am

    Break

    10:15 am - 11:50 am

    Plenary Session #6
    General paper presentations

    11:50 am - 1:20 pm

    Lunch Break

    1:20 pm - 3:00 pm

    WNS Workshop, Part 1
    WNS priorities for the West
    WNS paper presentations and panel discussion by FWS experts

    3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

    Break

    1:20 pm - 3:00 pm

    WNS Workshop, Part 2
    WNS priorities for the West
    Breakout Session in small groups

    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Happy Hour in the Foyer

    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Evening Banquet and Auction

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

    7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Registration

    7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Breakfast

    8:30 am - 8:45 am

    Bat Exclusion Workshop
    Welcome

    8:45 am - 10:45 am

    Bat Exclusion Workshop
    Presentations

    10:45 am - 11:30 am

    Bat Exclusion Workshop
    Panel Discussion with Q&A

     

    11:30 am - 11:45 am

    Closing Remarks

View Meeting Program

For questions, please contact Katie Gillies, President, Western Bat Working Group.

2019 Sponsors

Spotted Bat Sponsors - $1000

Townsend's Big-Eared Bat Sponsors - $500

Pallid Bat Sponsors - $250

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