NDA to Host 2022 Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting Virtually for Second Consecutive Year
The National Deer Association will once again host the Southeast Deer Study Group (SEDSG) meeting. Similar to the 2021 event, NDA is stepping up to ensure this important event stays alive by hosting it as a virtual conference. This year’s meeting will take place February 21-23, 2022, and the theme is The Value of Deer and Deer Hunting to the American Public.
Traditionally, SEDSG is hosted by a different state wildlife agency each year in rotation throughout the 17 member states. When it appeared the February 2021 meeting would be postponed for a full year, NDA volunteered to fill in for the state wildlife agency that was next in line by hosting a virtual conference. Knowing the importance of this meeting to deer research, scientific discussion and deer conservation, and wanting to avoid a lost year, we committed to help in any way we could. Planning is ongoing, but these are the important dates and information to know now.
February 21-23, 2022
The Value of Deer and Deer Hunting
to the American Public
Plenary Session Speakers
We are very excited to welcome the following Plenary Speakers who will open the conference on Tuesday morning, February 22, 2022.
Interactive Session Panelists
We are excited to welcome our four panelists for the interactive session Using Social Media to Engage Deer Hunters – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Tuesday evening, February 22, 2022 at 6 p.m. EST.
User Experience – Why Attend SEDSG’s Virtual Annual Meeting?
This year’s conference experience is designed, like other SEDSG conferences, to include plenary and technical sessions, posters, sponsors, networking opportunities and an awards ceremony. However, the virtual platform provides integrated mobile and desktop apps and offers the following to participants:
- Dynamic personalized schedule
- Livestream presentations with Q&A
- Virtual posters/Sponsor booths and opportunities for visits and conversation with both
- Networking through text chat & video meetups, both scheduled and impromptu
- Presentation recordings after the event so you can access the sessions you missed!
- Cost Savings: No travel, hotel, or restaurant expenses!
- $175 standard registration
- $75 for students
Registration Deadline Guaranteed to Receive Printed Proceedings Prior to Conference: January 15, 2022
Continuing education credits from both The Wildlife Society (11.5 hours) and the Society of American Foresters (9.5 hours in category 1) are available for professional development.
About the SEDSG Meeting
What is the Southeast Deer Study Group meeting: SEDSG was formed as a subcommittee of the Forest Game Committee of the Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society. Since 1979, these meetings have been held in-person annually for the purpose of bringing together managers, researchers, administrators, and users of this vitally important renewable natural resource to share recent research and discuss important issues. NDA has been a member of the planning committee for the SEDSG for some time, and both our founder (2000) and the organization itself (2011) were recognized with the Deer Management Career Achievement award for our contributions.
Past Conference Information: https://www.sedsg.com/index.php
Conference Sponsorships: To sponsor and support the 2022 SEDSG, contact Lauren Varner.
More Information: For questions not answered above, contact Matt Ross (518) 391-8414.