Wildlife Conservation Expo 2014

The 2014 Expo is over. The 2015 Wildlife Conservation Expo will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015.

The world's leading wildlife conservationists will come together in San Francisco to share their stories of saving wildlife around the world with you at the annual Wildlife Conservation Expo.

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For questions about the Expo, please email info@wildnet.org.

Expo Speaker Schedule

The speaker schedule is subject to change; please visit this page for future updates.

  Robertson Auditorium
2nd Floor
Fisher Banquet Room
Ground Floor

10:00–11:00 am

Welcome by Charles Knowles &
Dr. Jean-Gael Collomb
Wildlife Conservation Network

Frank Pope & Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton
Save the Elephants

Simulcast from upstairs auditorium.

11:00–11:30 am


11:30 am–12:30 pm

Rebecca Klein
Cheetah Conservation Botswana

Dr. Gay Reinartz
Milwaukee Zoo's Bonobo & Congo Biodiversity Initiative

Belinda Mackey & Peter Lalampaa
Grevy's Zebra Trust

Dr. James Sanderson
Small Cat Conservation Alliance

12:30–1:30 pm

A boxed lunch will be available for purchase for $15

1:30–2:30 pm

Jim Thomas
Tenkile Conservation Alliance
(tree kangaroos)

Dr. Colleen Begg
Niassa Lion Project

Lilian Villalba & Dr. Mauro Lucherini
Andean Cat Alliance

Dr. Laurie Marker
Cheetah Conservation Fund

2:30–3:00 pm


3:00–4:00 pm

Dr. Claudio Sillero
Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Program

Peter Blinston
Painted Dog Conservation

Rosamira Guillen
Proyecto Tití (cotton-top tamarins)

Dr. Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto
ProDelphinus (sea turtles)

4:00–4:30 pm


4:30–5:30 pm

Elena Bykova
Saiga Conservation Alliance

Dr. Steven Amstrup
Polar Bears International

Shivani Bhalla
Ewaso Lions

Dr. Rodney Jackson
Snow Leopard Conservancy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Expo easy to find?
Yes! The Expo is located near AT&T Park, at the eastern edge of the city. It can be easily accessed from the major freeways and public transportation. Please click here for directions and visit www.511.org for public transportation information.

Is there parking at the Expo?
Yes! There are two large parking garages in the area. The Mission Bay Conference Center (Expo venue) has its own attached multi-level garage. Parking is $3.50 per hour. There is a second surface-level garage located one block east for $2.50 per day but this lot has minimal spaces available and we cannot guarantee availability.

Will there be food at the Expo?
Yes, there will be snacks and drinks available for purchase all day until 6:00pm. A boxed lunch will be available for purchase for $15 at the event. Lunch will be available from 12:30–1:30pm. Please note the café can get overwhelmed at times.

Can I bring my kids?
Children are welcome at the Expo however the presentations are geared towards adults. Children over 8 years old may find some of the presentations interesting. Children must be supervised at all times.

What if I miss an Expo presentation?
All of the presentations will be available online here on our website after the Expo. You may see previous year's presentations by clicking here.

Exhibiting Organizations

Act for Great Apes
Action for Cheetahs in Kenya
Africa Matters
African People & Wildlife Fund
African Wildlife Foundation
American Cetacean Society, San Francisco Bay Chapter
California Wolf Center
Care for Karamoja
Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Ocean Awareness
Conservation Strategy Fund
Defenders of Wildlife
Denver Zoological Foundation
Elephants for Africa
Exotic Feline Breeding Compound
Felidae Conservation Fund
Feline Conservation Federation
Friends of Bonobos
Friends of CSWCT
Friends of the Sea Otter
Generation Awakening
Giraffe Conservation Foundation
Golden Gate Audubon
Hirola Conservation Program
Lewa Conservancy
Mountain Lion Foundation
New Nature Foundation Northern Jaguar Project
Oakland Zoo

Oceanic Society Expeditions
One Reef
Paso Pacifico
Primate Education Network
Project Coyote
Project for Wildlife and Apes Conservation
Rainforest Trust
Red Panda Network
River Otter Ecology Project
Ruaha Carnivore Project
San Francisco Zoo
Save the Frogs
Silent Heroes
Snow Leopard Trust
Sonoma Birding
St Louis Zoo's WildCare Institute
Tasmanian Carnivore Conservancy
Turtle Survival Alliance
Uganda Carnivore Program
United States Wolf Refuge
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Ventana Wildlife Society
Wild Equity Institute
Women for Conservation
Working Dogs for Conservation
World Wildlife Fund


Saturday, October 11, 2014


10:00 am–6:00 pm


Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA