5Each year, usually in the autumn, the Inland Bird Banding Association holds an annual conference in a different part of the inland area. There you can meet amateur and professional banders and ornithologists with a wide range of interests, and discuss with them mutual concerns. The two day weekend meeting includes the following activities:
~Scientific papers and reports
~ Informal talks about birds
~Workshop sessions on identification and banding techniques
~Video and slide programs about birds
~Field trips to watch birds and/or observe banding
~Social events and the annual banquet
Exhibits of banding equipment and literature are always featured at the conference, and there is usually an exhibition of bird photography or original artwork by members.