Wildlife Conservation Expo Events

This fall’s Expo will feature all of WCN’s Partners and Wildlife Funds and a few surprise guests over the first two Saturdays in October. The first day of Expo will be virtual only, while the second day will include an opportunity to enjoy Expo in person (only for a select group to ensure everyone's safety). For those who will be visiting San Francisco, please visit our detailed travel and accommodations guide here.


Check back on this page for the most up-to-date event information. Browse the entire event list and register by clicking the orange button below.




Day 1: Saturday, Oct 2

Day 2: Saturday, Oct 9

8am - 2pm PDT

Join us virtually for the first session of this fall’s Expo, where you will learn about remarkable animals on every continent from the dedicated conservationists who are ensuring endangered species have a future. Be a part of our diverse audience tuning in from around the world to support and recognize the importance of wildlife. View the Expo schedule here.

Wildlife Connections


Wednesday, Oct 6 - 
Friday, Oct 8

As one of the most important members of our Network, we invite you to book exclusive online meetings with your favorite conservationists. Reunite with a wildlife champion that you know and love, or get to know a new favorite. Register for Wildlife Connections here.

Weekend Kickoff Reception 

City View at Metreon
San Francisco 

Friday, Oct 8

5 - 8pm PDT

Start off Expo weekend by spending some quality time with conservationists visiting from around the globe. Reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and bond over our shared love of wildlife. Speak directly with conservation heroes, get an advanced glimpse of the stories we’ll share on Saturday, and ask any questions left over from the previous weekend. We’re thrilled to get together with you and our visiting conservationists to share some quality time. Stop by for a drink, or stay for the evening.


City View at Metreon 
San Francisco 

Saturday, Oct 9

10am - 4pm PDT

(Screening of virtual
event begins at 8am)

In-person Expo is back, but only for a select group to ensure everyone’s safety. We are so excited to once again bring conservationists together to tell their stories live on stage. Join us for this celebration of wildlife conservation and hear how WCN’s Conservation Partners and Wildlife Funds are protecting endangered species and developing innovative ways to support local communities. We can’t wait to reconnect in person! See which conservationists will be at the in person Expo here.

This In-Person Expo is a private opportunity occurring separately from and simultaneously to Day 2 virtual Wildlife Conservation Expo. Check back here for the In-Person Expo lineup and participating conservationists.

Philanthropy Forum & Celebration Lunch

City View at Metreon 
San Francisco 

Sunday, Oct 10

9am - 2pm PDT

Join us for a morning of learning, sharing, and connecting with conservationists and fellow wildlife philanthropists. Listen to, or take part in, galvanizing discussions about how we all can work together for wildlife, culminating with a celebratory lunch before we all say goodbye. As the last event of our weekend together, we hope you’ll leave this forum feeling even more inspired to make a lasting impact for wildlife and looking forward to our next Expo.


Conservationists Attending In-Person Expo

Andean Cat Alliance - Rocío Palacios 
California Wildlife Program - Neal Sharma
Cheetah Conservation Fund - Laurie Marker
Lion Recovery Fund - Peter Lindsey

MarAlliance - Rachel Graham
MarAlliance - Jamal Andrewin-Boh

Okapi Conservation Project - John Lukas
Painted Dog Conservation - Peter Blinston
Painted Dog Conservation - David Kuvawoga
Pangolin Crisis Fund - Araluen "Azza" Schunmann
Proyecto Tití - Rosamira Guillen

Save the Elephants - Frank Pope
Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation - Jim Sanderson
Snow Leopard Conservancy
- Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson

Snow Leopard Conservancy - Maria Azhunova

Snow Leopard Conservancy - Rinzin Phunjok Lama

Snow Leopard Conservancy - Rodney Jackson