Save the Date!
Our 2021 Hope for a Wild Future auction will take place virtually on April 22, 2021.
Given the ongoing uncertainties with COVID-19, Conservation Northwest will hold our 18th annual auction online via a livestream event at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Tables and Full Event Access ticketholders will be invited to a special pre-event Zoom gathering with their tables and CNW staff beginning 5:30 p.m. prior to the live event on April 22. The live event will be accompanied by an online silent auction open for bidding from April 16th-23rd.
REGISTER HERE for the live event, which will include speakers, live auction, paddle raise and post-event virtual social gathering via Wildlife World*!
Don’t forget to also REGISTER HERE for the online silent auction and bid on amazing auction packages to get you through quarantine as well as stock up on some fun post-pandemic experiences!
One of Seattle’s premier fundraising events, Hope for a Wild Future historically brings together 300 of our region’s top conservationists, philanthropists, and local business and community leaders, raising more than $400,000 to benefit the Northwest’s cherished wildlife and wildlands. This year, our virtual format removes the barrier for those who’d like to attend our event from anywhere in the world.
*Learn more about Wildlife World and other fun event options in our FAQ section below!
If you wish to donate a package to our online auction, please fill out this online form or download the PDF form. Or learn more about corporate sponsorship for this event here.
If you still need to fulfill a paddle raise from the 2020 Auction, you can do so through our secure online form.
If you have questions about our Annual Auction please contact auction (at) conservationnw.org or call Heather, our Auction Coordinator, at 206.675.9747 x 212.
For general COVID-19 information and inquiries, please refer to the Washington State Department of Health.
Your support has been the key to our success over these past 32 years and crucial to our future accomplishments!
Thank you to our 2020 online event sponsors!
2021 Auction FAQ
What is Wildlife World?
Wildlife World is a virtual gathering space where table captains can video chat with their table guests, attendees can meet and chat with CNW field staff, and everyone can learn more about CNW’s latest accomplishments. This post-event social gathering (or after party!) is available to all ticketholders and will take place after the live event wraps up from 7 p.m. PT on. Please note, to access Wildlife World, you’ll need to use a laptop or desktop computer (no smartphones or tablets) and a Chrome or Firefox web browser.
What are Experience Boxes?
Experience Boxes are a great way to create a sense of togetherness and make you feel like your joining Conservation Northwest at the banquet table during the auction. With your Experience Box order, you’ll receive a special fresh meal, bottle of wine, and even some CNW gear right on your doorstep the day of our live event. Table Captains can also opt to personalize their guests’ Boxes with their favorite restaurant choice and a hand-selected bottle of wine. Available only to Full Event Access and Table ticketholders and must be ordered in advance. Staff will reach out to registered ticketholders to follow up about Experience Boxes options in early March.
What is the pre-event Zoom gathering?
To recreate the social benefits of sitting with your table captain and guests, Tables Captains and their guests, as well as Full Event Access ticketholders will be invited to an exclusive pre-event gathering via Zoom breakout rooms. Guests will be able to catch up with old friends and CNW field staff will be “wandering” between rooms to answer some of your questions about their work! This is a unique opportunity for guests to have a more intimate conversation prior to the main event. The pre-event gathering starts at 5:30 p.m. PT on April 22 and goes until the start of the live event at 6 p.m. PT.
What do I need to attend the online event and auction?
This year, our event will be split into two parts. There is the live event, which will be livestreamed through a virtual streaming platform via a link emailed to registered attendees from 6-7 p.m. PT on April 22, 2021. You can stream this live event from any device or web browser, so long as you have the Zoom App or browser extension installed on your device. Following the live event, all ticketholders will be able to join Wildlife World, which can be accessed from a laptop or desktop computer (no smartphones or tablets) via a Chrome or Firefox web browser. Register today to secure your spot for our live event!
The second part of this year’s event will include an online silent auction open from 9 a.m. PT on April 16 through 6 p.m. PT on April 23. Registered users can access the online silent auction from anywhere through your registered profile. You’ll want to be sure to check regular and make sure you have the top bid on your favorite items! Don’t forget to register for the silent auction and scope out what there is to bid on.