Please join us in Jackson, WY for our ninth biennial Jackson Hole Wildlife Symposium (JHWS) on Thursday, October 26th, 2023 at the Center for the Arts. This year’s theme is Developing a Grand Strategy for Conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The JHWS is the premier conference for wildlife and conservation professionals and engaged citizens in the southern GYE.

What to expect:

  • Two Keynote Talks
  • Three Panel Discussions
  • Twenty Quick Talk Presentations
  • Presentation of the Craighead Conservation Award and Raynes Citizen Conservation Award
  • Evening Reception with Art Exhibit
  • Pre-Symposium Workshop for Conservation Professionals
  • Human-Wildlife Photography Contest


Registration will open on July 1st. Early-bird rate before September 15: $75. Regular rate after September 15: $100. Contact to learn about scholarship opportunities.

Quick Talk Abstract Submission
We invite submissions of research papers or project abstracts on topics of human-wildlife coexistence. Selected abstracts will present a 10-minute Quick Talk in the afternoon.

Venue & Lodging

The 2023 JHWS will be held in Jackson, WY at the Center for the Arts. Conveniently located downtown, attendees will find many nearby lodging options. Please click below for more information on lodging.

Symposium Agenda

The 2023 agenda is not yet available, check back soon for more information!

Keynote Speakers


Will be announced soon.

Will be announced soon.

Human-Wildlife Coexistence Photography Contest

“Stay In Your Lane”

2021 Winning Photo by Kate Ochsman

NRCC invites photographers of all levels to submit work that captures the essence of what it means for humans to live within the natural world and how nature reflects the influence of our human communities. Imagine the many ways that humans and wildlife are intricately tied together in a world that is continuously adapting and changing. What does your relationship with nature look like? How do you observe both human and natural processes? In what ways do you see social and ecological issues coincide? Be creative! We want to showcase talented photographers of all levels in and around the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem at the 2023 JHWS. The winner will be featured as the keynote photo.

How to Enter:

Up to 3 photos can be submitted.

Photo(s) must be related to the theme of wildlife and human coexistence.

Photo(s) featuring humans other than the entrant must complete a model release form.

Include a title for each photo and a short caption about why this photo communicates the theme.

Submit entries by July 1, 2023, to

Click here to learn more.

2023 Jackson Hole Wildlife Symposium Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to the generosity of the following organizations and businesses for contributing to the success of the symposium through donations and in-kind efforts.

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