Welcome to Sedona Wolf Week 2021
Sedona - Los Angeles - Online

We are so excited to announce this year's event is in multiple locations and venues for those who want to attend in person and offered online for in-home viewing.

  • November 10 - 11
    Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Sedona, AZ
  • November 13
    The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
  • November 14
    Apex Protection Project Sanctuary, North of Los Angeles

We are offering seven different ticket options so you can choose how you want to experience wolf week! All ticket purchases will be available shortly.

  1. All Access Virtual Conference Pass
  2. Watch Wolf Week on the Big Screen in Sedona
  3. The Muck Daytime Pass
  4. The Muck Daytime + Dinner Pass
  5. The Muck Saturday Night Entertainment
  6. Exclusive Meet the Pack and Breakfast at Apex Protection Project Sanctuary
  7. Exclusive Event with Rick McIntyre and the Apex Protection Project Ambassador Pack

Below is the schedule, and please note all programming is scheduled in Pacific time. 

Wednesday, November 10

Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Sedona, AZ

8:00AM

Registration Opens

9:00-9:15AM

Welcome Message from the Four Founders
Apex Protection Project & Plan B to Save Wolves

9:15-10:45AM

European Wolf Conservation Roundtable with Q&A
Representatives from Spain, Germany, Finland, France and Italy
European Alliance for Wolf Conservation (EAWC)
Discussing wolf conservation in Europe.

10:45-11:00AM

Break

11:00-1:00PM

FILM: Valley of the Wolves with Q&A
Jean Michel Bertrand, Director

Unknown territories still exist in France today. This film is a personal quest, the story of crazy gamble taken by a passionate dreamer, an anti-hero capable of tackling any obstacle in the way of his goal to encounter wild wolves in their natural habitat. After spending three years in the field, camping in the wilderness in all weathers, the director succeeded in tracking them down.

Gradually, he managed to observe the wolves, come closer, and ended up being accepted by the pack. Against all expectations, these magnificent predators allowed this strange outsider a glimpse into their inner lives. But the film also poses the question about the limits of this intimacy.

1:00-1:30PM

Live with the Apex Pack
Paula Ficara & Steve Wastell, Co-Founders

Livestreaming from CA, meet the pack and learn all about them and Apex.

1:30-2:30PM

Lunch Break

2:30-3:15PM

Voyageurs Wolf Project
Tom Gable, Project Lead

3:30-4:30PM

Wolf Conservation Guide
Jodi Habush Sinykin, HS Environmental Law
Samantha Bruegger, Wildlife Coexistence Campaigner, Wild Earth Guardians

Created by the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, Humane Society of the United States, National Wolfwatcher Coalition, and many other partners (scientists from academia with expertise in wolf biology, ecology, behavior, social science, ethics, philosophy, livestock-wolf conflict, and wolf hunting and trapping; conservation representatives; Tribal members from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission; and staffers who currently or formerly worked for state or federal agencies on wolf recovery and conservation).

The Wolf Conservation Guide is a compilation of practices and policies for wolf conservation and stewardship in the United States, based on best science, democratic processes and inclusivity, and ethics.

4:30-5:30PM

Why Killing Wolves Isn’t the Answer
Suzanne Stone, Founding Director
International Wildlife Co-Existence Network

Focuses on nonlethal wolf and livestock issues including elk and deer.

5:30-6:00PM

Break

6:00-7:30PM

Pacific Wild Film and Presentation
Laurie McConnell, Director of Community & Systems
Pacific Wild

 

7:30-8:00PM

Live with the Apex Pack
Paula Ficara & Steve Wastell, Co-Founders

Livestreaming from CA, meet the pack and learn all about them and Apex.

Thursday, November 11

Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Sedona, AZ

8:00AM

Registration Opens

9:00-9:15AM

Welcome Message from the Four Founders
Apex Protection Project & Plan B to Save Wolves

9:15-10:15AM

Reserve de Vie Sauvage
ASPAS (Association for the Protection of Wildlife, Association pour la Protection des Animaux Sauvages)

A virtual presentation regarding their work, in particular their actions for wolf protection, and their "Reserve de Vie Sauvage" (they buy land and return it to nature, without human interference - wolves have been spotted in one of these “preserves”)

10:15-11:15AM

FERUS
Eugène Reinberger

FERUS ("what is wild" in Latin) was born in 2003 from the merger of ARTUS (association born in 1989 militant for the protection of the brown bear) and Groupe Loup France (association born in 1993 with the appearance of the first wolves on French territory).

Through its actions, FERUS has set itself the objectives of promoting the success of the wolf's natural return, maintaining and strengthening bear populations, and the return and maintenance of lynx populations in France. This virtual presentation will showcase their work, especially their programs of education and coexistence ParoleDeLoup and PastoraLoup

11:15-11:30AM

Break

11:30-1:30PM

FILM: Wolf Walk with Q&A
Jean Michel Bertrand, Director

One man’s endless fascination with a canine still wrongly viewed as a mere predator, Wolf Walk takes us on a journey through the remotest areas of the French Alps, a road movie through the wilderness. A universal message is contained in this story of a man’s passionate love affair with nature.

1:30-2:00PM

Live with the Apex Pack
Paula Ficara & Steve Wastell, Co-Founders

Livestreaming from CA, meet the pack and learn all about them and Apex.

2:00-2:30PM

Break

2:30-3:30PM

Great Lakes Roundtable

  • Melissa Smith, Wisconsin Wolves and Wildlife, Executive Director
  • Molly Tamulevich, HSUS, Michigan State Director
  • Megan Nicholson, HSUS, Wisconsin State Director
  • Christine Coughlin, HSUS, Minnesota State Director, Member of the Minnesota Wolf Plan Advisory Committee
  • Nancy Warren, National Wolfwatcher Coalition, Executive Director
  • Maureen Hackett, Howling for Wolves, M.D. President & Founder
Updates on advocacy issues within this region and how attendees can help.

3:30-4:30PM

Northern Rockies Roundtable

  • Marc Cooke and Kim Bean, Wolves of the Rockies, Executive Director and Vice President
  • KC York,Trap Free Montana Public Lands, Executive Director
  • Lisa Robertson, Wyoming Untrapped, Co-Founder & President
  • Garrick Dutcher, Living With Wolves, Research & Program Director
  • Talasi Brooks, Western Watersheds, Staff Attorney
  • Kristin Combs, Wyoming Wildlife Advocates, Executive Director
  • Suzanne Stone, Founding Director, International Wildlife Coexistence Network

4:30-5:00PM

Break

5:00-6:30PM

Lobos of the Southwest
Presentation & Panel

Update on the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program, key issues and how attendees can help.

6:30-7:00PM

Live with the Apex Pack
Paula Ficara & Steve Wastell, Co-Founders

Livestreaming from CA, meet the pack and learn all about them and Apex.

Saturday, November 13

Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA

9:00AM

Registration Opens

9:30-9:45AM

Welcome Message from the Four Founders
Apex Protection Project & Plan B to Save Wolves

9:45-10:15AM

Apex Protection Project
Paula Ficara & Steve Wastell, Co-Founders

10:15-4:15PM

Apex Ambassador Pack on Site
Attendees can see pack members, learn about wolf dogs, Apex and more.

10:15-10:45AM

Plan B to Save Wolves
Betsy Klein, Co-Founder

10:45-12:15PM

Presentation & Storytelling
Rick McIntyre, Author

Rick shares his new book and stories about Yellowstone wolves.

12:15-12:45PM

Break

12:45-1:45PM

West Coast Wolf Advocacy
Amaroq Weiss, Senior West Coast Wolf Advocate
Center for Biological Diversity

Review west coast wolf advocacy issues and how attendees can help.

1:45-2:45PM

CA Fish and Wildlife and the Arrival of Wolves
Ken Laudon, Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist
California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

2:45-3:45PM

How Wolves Are Foundational to Indigenous Cultures
Rain Bear Stands Last, Executive Director & Filmmaker
Global Indiginous Council

3:45-4:15PM

Break

4:15-5:30PM

Red Carpet Media Event

Special guests, celebrites, and more.

5:30-6:00PM

Break

6:00-7:30PM

VIP Dinner w/ Guest Speakers
Guests can enjoy an outdoor buffet dinner with special guests before the evening's entertainment. Meat and plant based options available.

8:00-10:00PM

Entertainment

Sunday, November 14

Apex Protection Project Sanctuary and Ranch, CA

9:00-12:00PM

Breakfast with Apex Ambassador Pack


Enjoy a morning socializing with the Ambassador Pack followed by breakfast at the Apex Protection Project Sanctuary. In this intimate setting, guests will experience:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Apex's sanctuary
  • Private time with the Ambassador Pack
  • After visiting with the pack, chat with the co-founders of SWW during a seated continental breakfast.

Limited to 20 registrants.

2:00-9:00PM

An Exclusive Event with Rick McIntyre and the Apex Protection Project Ambassador Pack

Enjoy an afternoon into the evening affair with the Ambassador Pack and special guest, beloved author Rick McIntyre at the Apex Protection Project sanctuary.

In this intimate setting, guests will experience:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Apex's sanctuary.
  • Private time with the Ambassador Pack.
  • Hosted cocktail hour offering various appetizers and beverages, both alcoholic and non.
  • Farm-to-table plated dinner by L.A. Roots Catering. Enjoy four courses of exceptional food and conversation with Rick about his latest book The Redemption of Wolf 302: From Renegade to Yellowstone Alpha Male  (of which each guest will receive a signed copy) and the iconic Yellowstone wolves. Plant-based menu available, meat provided by a wildlife-friendly ranch.
  • Each course will be paired with wine from Wolf Week Sponsor Grey Wolf Cellars & Barton Family Wines.

This magical evening will be outdoors, under the stars, with lights and portable heating units.

 

Limited to 20 registrants.

Terms & Conditions

Here are a few things you will need to know:

  1. Please note all wolf week programming will be shown in Pacific Time. For example, a 9:00 am start time in Pacific time is 12 noon in Eastern, 11:00 am in Central and 10:00 am in Mountain.
  2. Sedona Wolf Week reserves the right to make changes to the schedule. We do our best to keep changes to a minimum however sometimes unforeseen circumstances can occur. All registrants will be notified of any changes via the email used for registering. Wolf Week is not responsible for technical difficulties or lost email. Please always check your spam folder as well as a backup.
  3. The platform, information, and instructions to watch the event online will be emailed approximately one week from the event start date.
  4. For those attending the events in person, everyone will be required to comply with any COVID precautions that may be in place at each specific location including the venues, the city, county, or state in which the event is taking place.
  5. For those attending the events in person at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre as well as the Muckenthaler Cultural Center will not be allowed to bring in outside food or beverages as mandated by the venues. If you have specific dietary needs that require special food or beverages please contact event organizer Betsy at b@planb.foundation so she may clear it with each venue.
  6. For those attending the events at Apex Protection Project's sanctuary on November 14, 2021, no outside animals will be allowed on the property. If you have a service animal and want to purchase a ticket to these events, please contact event organizer Betsy at b@planb.foundation.
  7. Refunds less a $10 administration fee will be offered up to 30 days before the start date of November 10, 2021. Wolf Week cannot refund eventbrite fees. For any refund requests within 30 days of the event, only 50% will be refunded.
  8. Whether attending online or in-person wolf week reserves the right to refuse entrance to any event and or have someone removed from any event.
  9. All speaker programs will be recorded and available or viewing on the Sedona Wolf Week Youtube channel after the event. All registrants will be notified when the recordings are available.

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