The inaugural Pathways to Success: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management Conference and Training took place in Estes Park, Colorado September 28 – October 2, 2008. This and the subsequent four conferences in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 (in Kenya) were highly successful; each offered hundreds of research presentations by attendees from all around the globe. The diversity of high quality presentations, enthusiastic participation of trainers and training participants and the engaging dialogue across national, state and institutional boundaries all have helped to make this event truly remarkable. The conference is international in scope with 30+ different countries represented at past conferences. Based on positive input received from attendees, we continue to reach out to a diverse audience to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management field by repeating this conference biennially. 2018 will be the seventh year of Pathways, and our second international conference!