Frequently Asked Questions + Answers

About WCW and its audience

Q: What can I learn at the Waterfowl Conservation Workshop (WCW)?
A: WCW provides a resource from which aviculturists can draw knowledge and information about waterfowl husbandry and breeding, conservation, research, veterinary care, and other relevant topics.

Q: Who is this workshop for?
A: WCW is an event for:
– zoo and wildlife professionals
– private hobby breeders (aviculturists)
all others being interested in waterfowl

Q: Where do the participants come from?
A: We expect the attendees to be a very international audience. In the past (2016 and 2018), attendees came from the USA, Canada, UK, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Brazil, which makes a great opportunity for networking too!

Q: What is the location of the Waterfowl Conservation Workshop 2020?
A: February 20-21 will be hosted at Aeres MBO Barneveld, secondary vocational college for animal husbandry and veterinary nursing, in Barneveld, the Netherlands. February 22 will be hosted at Ouwehands Zoo, Rhenen, the Netherlands. More details can be found here.

Q: Are the WCW speaker sessions and workshops in English?
A: Yes, because of the international audience, all sessions are in English.

Q: Will I receive handouts of the sessions?
A: Yes, attendees will receive handouts of all sessions.

Registration and tickets

Q: Where can I buy tickets for this great event?
A: You can buy your tickets at Ticketpoint (click here), which is the official supplier of tickets.

Q: Can I buy tickets for only one day?
A: No, this event is a three-day seminar. Every day is different, including different speaker sessions, different hands-on workshops and different tours.

Q: Are there stipends available, and how do they work?
A: Thanks to our generous sponsors, financial assistance is available to help eligible attendees cover travel expenses for the 2020 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop. Click here for more information and application form.

Travel and accommodations

Q: What is the nearest airport to WCW?
A: The nearest international airport to the workshop Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS).

Q: How to reach to Barneveld by public transport?
A: Barneveld can be reached by public transport easily from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Train station Barneveld Centrum is only a 15 minute walk from Aeres MBO Barneveld. Please use this website (9292) to find your public transport options to Barneveld Centrum.

Q: Can you recommend a hotel to stay at?
A: Yes, good group rates for double-occupancy rooms have been arranged at Hotel Mennorode, Elspeet, near Barneveld. More info can be found here.

Q: How to reach to Hotel Mennorode, from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, by public transport?
A: Hotel Mennorode can be reached by public transport easily. Please use this website (9292) to find a travel schedule from Schiphol Airport to Hotel Mennorode.

committee and Contact details

Q: Who is organizing the Waterfowl Conservation Workshop 2020?
A: WCW 2020 is organized by some passionated educators at Aeres MBO Barneveld, on behalf of the International Wild Waterfowl Association (IWWA). The organizing team consists of Hans Dekker (DVM), Bert Kleijer and Jan Harteman. The group is assisted by IWWA board member Peter Kooy and staff members of Sylvan Heights Bird Park, NC, USA.

Q: Can I get in contact with the organizing team for other questions?
A: Yes, you can send your questions to Jan Harteman, j.harteman@aeres.nl