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Confluence (n)
“A coming or flowing together, the junction of two rivers, especially rivers of approximately equal width, an act or process of merging, joining, meeting place, gathering, a point of mixing”.

Registration is now open!

Join us for Confluence on September 19-21, 2022 in beautiful Paradise Valley, Montana

We are looking forward to gathering in-person and re-connect as a network with members across 11 states, to convene and discuss pressing issues in our collaborative work, and catalyze action as well as provide capacity-building opportunities to participants. We hope you’ll be able to join us in Montana! 

Confluence 2022 will focus on three key collaborative conservation topics:

Regional Governance
Cross-cultural Collaboration

We will also take a deep look at Paradise Valley, Montana and use it as a lens to learn about collaborative conservation throughout the American West.

Confluence 2022 is a perfect conference for conservation practitioners, academics, students, and volunteers from across the Western United States who are experienced or interested in collaboration as a key element of their work.

Early Bird Registration ($295) closes July 10
Regular Registration is $395 after July 11.

Registration will close on August 26th or when we have filled all slots; unfortunately no on-site registration will be offered. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: Full and partial scholarships, as well as travel stipends, are available. To find more information and to apply, please visit our scholarship form.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Confluence 2022 is perfect for conservationists, collaborative practitioners, local, state and federal agency members, land owners, academics, students, and community members from across the Western US who are experienced or interested in collaboration as a key element of their work. 

BENEFITS TO YOU: Come away equipped with new skills and knowledge in the practice of collaborative conservation by expanding your “collaborative toolbox”, find new inspiration in the sharing of lessons learned and by examining relevant case studies, and deepen your connections to the values, places, and people that make our work so enriching.

With questions, please contact Aireona Raschke at

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The WCCN held its inaugural Confluence in March 2020. 

Members of collaborative conservation groups and their support organizations gathered from across the West to CONNECT to peers, CONVENE to learn new collaboration skills and practice new tools, and CATALZE action on issues that limit conservation success.

The Confluence program, re-cap video, report, and post-Confluence evaluation can be found here: