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North American Joint Bat Working Group Meeting & 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S.

March 27-29, 2018 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA


Join us for the North American Joint Bat Working Group Meeting (Midwest Bat Working Group, Southeast Bat Diversity Network, Northeast Bat Working Group) and 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. (Mammal Colloquium), March 27-29, 2018, in Roanoke, VA. This joint meeting will bring together conservation biologists, private and public land managers, private consultation organizations, educational institutions, citizen scientists, and outdoor enthusiasts across the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast Regions. The Mammal Colloquium will provide a forum for student and professional oral and poster presentations on any topic related to mammals.

We look forward to seeing you in Roanoke!

Focal Topics:

Plenary Session: The plenary session (March 27) includes invited speakers presenting the latest information on bat migration, onshore and offshore wind including risk assessment and mitigation, and the Motus Wildlife Tracking System.

Mammal Colloquium: We invite all interested parties with research topics involving mammals to present findings in either an oral (Wed-Thurs) or poster presentation (Wed PM). We encourage students, professors, researchers, and policy makers to share their knowledge. Instructions for submitting abstracts and guidelines for poster presentations are at the bottom of this page.


Registration: If paying by check, the registration form is below following the schedule, otherwise register online here. Student: $75 ($100, after February 12); Non-Student: $175 ($200 after February 12).

Meeting Location: Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA. Room rates are $107 ($121.23 w/taxes) per night for single rooms and $127 ($143.89 w/taxes) per night for double rooms. Room rates are based on the federal per diem rate and may change if the per diem rate changes. Parking is $10/day. Reservations can be made under the room block for “Bat Group” at 1-800-HILTONS or with the following link before February 24, 2018. https://aws.passkey.com/e/49491327

Directions: The Roanoke-Blacksburg airport (ROA) is 10 minutes away. The Hotel Roanoke provides free shuttle for guests to and from the hotel. See hotel web site for driving directions.

Contact: Contact the local host committee at jbwg2018@gmail.com (include Question in subject line).

Resources available for download:

Meeting announcement with additional abstract submission guidelines and general agenda- Meeting details, agenda, and abstract guide

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