The “Wolves and Wilderness” tour departs from the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest at 6 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2022 and will take you to the International Wolf Center located in Ely, Minnesota, in Minnesota’s Northwoods. While visiting the Center you will experience a behind-the-scenes presentation by the Center’s wolf curator and a special activity with the Center staff. After you enjoy lunch, you will have an opportunity to explore the amazing exhibits and still have time to shop in the Wolf Den Store. You will depart the Center in time to return to the Marriott for the Symposium Welcome Reception and the evening’s programming.
The Welcome Reception will be held Thursday evening, October 13, 2022. It will include a cash bar and dinner buffet. The reception will be followed by a special presentation featuring a new film by famed cinematographer Bob Landis. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion by members of the Yellowstone Wolf Project about the featured wolves.
Formal Flannel Banquet – $55
The banquet will be held the evening of Saturday, October 15, 2022. Dr. Y.V. Jhala, Dean and Senior Professor at the Wildlife Institute of India, will be the featured speaker. No need for a tux or formal gown! Bring your own favorite flannel attire. The Center will also recognize this year’s recipients of the L. David Mech Fellowship. The banquet will be followed by a dance and more time to socialize with friends.
Student/Mentor Session: So, You Want to Work with Wolves…! – included with registration
“So You Want to Work with Wolves…!” will be held on Thursday afternoon, October 13, 2022. This session will consist of a panel discussion to provide information for undergraduate and graduate students on the types of careers that involve wolves and humans. Short presentations will be given by experts who are/were employed in each of the represented fields including: Tom Gable (research/academia), Regina Mossotti (captive wolf management/advocacy NGO’s), Diane Boyd (wildlife agencies/management) and Greg Breining (science writing).