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Wildlife Diversity Conference 2018


Join us as we welcome experts from here in Ohio and across the country to examine Ohio’s predatory animals at the 34th annual Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on Tuesday, March 6, at the Ohio Union on The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus.

From predators that fly sky high to those that howl in the night, this conference is sure to make attendees hungry for more information. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Aaron Corcoran from the University of North Carolina. Corcoran is passionate about communicating science to others and his research, which focuses on the aerial warfare between bats and their insect prey.

Doors open for registration at 8 a.m., and the conference, titled “Predators: Never Late for Dinner” will run from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Ohio Union is located at 1739 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (Ohio State’s campus). The conference is sponsored by the ODNR Division of Wildlife and is open to the public. Conference attendees should park in the attached Ohio Union South parking garage for $10.

Register now at or call 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543). People who register before Thursday, March 1, will receive a discounted rate of $25, and the cost will be $35 after that date or the day of the conference. A reduced-price student registration is also available for $10. Those who register before the conference will have the option of signing up for the sit-down lunch.