September 27, 2012
2012 Wind-Wildlife Research Meeting: Register Now to Save!
Registration is open for the Ninth Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, which will be held in Denver, Colorado, November 27-30, 2012. The internationally-recognized biennial event is convened by the Wildlife Workgroup of the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) and presented by AWWI, which facilitates the NWCC. Dr. Taber Allison, AWWI’s Director of Research and Evaluation, will chair the Meeting.
Registration: Early bird registration rates expire at midnight on October 5, so be sure to register now to save. AWWI Sustaining Partner organizations will receive a discounted rate of 15% for up to three employees. Please visit the meeting website for registration.
Agenda: The draft agenda for the meeting is now available here. Over 100 abstracts were submitted for the event, the largest number ever and a 50% increase over the 2010 Research Meeting. Meeting sessions include:
- Policy and Regulatory Updates
- Assessing Risk to Birds and Bats
- Birds and Wind Energy: Assessing Habitat-based Impacts
- Raptors and Wind Energy
- Eagles and Wind Energy
- Estimating Fatalities of Birds and Bats
- Planning for Cumulative Impacts
- Bats and Wind Energy: Assessing Risks and Impacts
- Offshore Wind Energy: Siting and Assessment
- Lessons Learned: Syntheses Across Projects
- Poster Sessions
This year’s meeting will also include a one-day training on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines. The training will be conducted by U.S. FWS on November 27.
Thank you to our current sponsors:
- Platinum: Duke Energy Renewables, EDP Renewables, NextEra Energy, NREL, Pattern Energy Group, Stantec, USGS, and WEST
- Silver: Invenergy
- Reception Sponsor: Wildlife Acoustics
Sponsorship of this premier wind-wildlife event signals commitment to advancing wind-wildlife science and generates exposure for your organization or company as a leader. The deadline to sign up to sponsor or exhibit and ensure that you receive all benefits is October 17. Click here to view the sponsorship and exhibitor prospectus.
Accommodation: The meeting will take place at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, a Four Diamond hotel that was included in Conde Nast Traveler’s top 100 Resort Spas list for 2012. Overnight accommodations are available for a special group rate of $109 plus tax. The room rate includes wireless internet, access to the fitness center, and parking. Rates are available three days before and after conference.