The Western Bat Working Group would like to welcome you to Fort Collins, Colorado, at the edge of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, where the 2017 Western Bat Working Group Biennial Meeting and Workshop will be hosted. The meeting will be from April 11th to April 14th at the Fort Collins Hilton. Come to Colorado and enjoy the spring season, with access to Rocky Mountain National Park, Pawnee National Grasslands, tons of outdoor activities, vibrant and quaint downtown shopping and restaurants, and ample beer sampling in the heart of the “Napa Valley of Beer”. Our local hosts, Rob Schorr, Laura Ellison, Roger Rodriguez, Toni Piaggio, and Kirk Navo have an exciting program planned. We look forward to toasting you in any of Fort Collins’ 20+ breweries.

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Attention Students

We have reduced costs for students that are willing to present their research at the WBWG 2017 meeting. See registration costs below. This applies to oral presentations from students, so get your abstracts together and get them in.

Please review the guidelines before submitting your abstracts. Please submit your abstract by 5pm on February 1, 2017.

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Important Deadlines

  • Abstracts for presentations and posters February 1, 2017
  • Discounted room rate at Fort Collins Hilton* ends March 22, 2017
  • Late registration after March 25, 2017

*Fort Collins Hilton WBWG reservations
$109 per night (Use group code ‘AWB’ online or call Hilton Fort Collins @ 970 482.2626

Event Details

When  Tuesday, April 11 – Friday, April 14, 2017; WNS/Pd Surveillance Best Practices Workshop, Friday, April 14, 2017

Where  Fort Collins Hilton, 425 West Prospect Road, Fort Collins, Colorado | $109/night

Costs | Registration includes banquet, social and a pint glass

          Non-student | $180 ($200 after March 25, 2017)
          Student | $125
          Student presenter *must get abstract accepted first | $100

Scholarship Awards and Request for Donations

Scholarships opportunities available via the ‘Dixie Pierson Memorial Fund,’ ‘Bob Berry Scholarship Fund’ and the ‘Bonnie the Bat Educational Fund.’

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Become a Sponsor

The Western Bat Working Group welcomes and appreciates the support of our 2017 meeting sponsors.

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