Join us in Salt Lake City, UT in 2017!
Dates: 7-12th November 2017
Location: Sheraton Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
On behalf of everyone at HawkWatch International, we extend a warm greeting and invite you to join us at the 2017 annual conference in Salt Lake City, UT. After more than 30 years, we are thrilled to welcome everyone back to the beautiful state of Utah for this year’s international conference.
As conservationists, we will do our part to help make this conference as green and eco-friendly as possible.
- Use public transportation. The conference will be held at the downtown Sheraton Hotel, walking distance to a light rail (Trax) station which you can board directly from the Salt Lake City International Airport. In fact, you will not even need a car! It is a short walk to downtown from the Sheraton where you can access a wide variety of restaurants, bars, museums, entertainment venues and much more. Shuttle service will be provided for everyone attending off-site events and field trips. Air pollution can be an issue in the Salt Lake valley during winter months due to weather inversions, so we encourage you to take advantage of the public transit system and save the money on car rentals.
- Water refilling stations. You will find a water bottle in your registration bag for you to use during the conference and take home as a souvenir gift. Please help us reduce waste by keeping your water bottle with you and using the water stations you will find around the conference area.
- Reduce, reuse, recycle. Please use the recycling receptacles found around the conference rooms.
- Forests for all, forever. The conference book will be printed on FSC mix paper from responsible sources.
Home to five national parks, 43 state parks, eight national monuments, three national recreation and historic areas, seven national forests and the greatest snow on earth, Utah represents the best of the Rocky Mountains and the Desert Southwest. More than 20 million people visit the state each year to enjoy easy access to all types of outdoor recreation (hiking, camping, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, hang gliding, wildlife viewing, vista and scenic viewing, photography, etc).
If this is your first time visiting Utah, we can’t wait to welcome you and help you plan your return trip (we know you’ll want to return). For those familiar with the area, we look forward to helping you experience something new through our off-site events and field trips we have planned, so don’t forget to register for an excursion.
We look forward to seeing you this fall!
For questions contact Local Conference Committee Chair Dave Oleyar, Ph.D Senior Scientist, HawkWatch International [email protected]