LEARNING FROM THE PAST, MEETING CHALLENGES OF THE PRESENT, ADVANCING TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Submit your Abstract for the 150th AFS Annual Meeting!
New Deadline: April 20, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Abstracts for the 150th Annual Meeting of American Fisheries Society is now open.

The American Fisheries Society will host its 150th Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, during August 30 – September 3, 2020. This meeting will celebrate the past, present, and future of fisheries research and management, bringing together a diverse group of academics, researchers, private industry professionals, management agency personnel, and students.

The list of symposia has been posted by the Program Committee. A symposium is a set of presentations organized around a particular theme. Presenters in a symposium can be solely invited, completely chosen from submissions to the AFS general call for abstracts, or a combination of both. Symposium organizers are responsible for recruiting contributions, reviewing abstracts submitted to their symposium, reviewing the general pool of abstracts for presentations that fit their symposium theme, and organizing and moderating presentations in their symposium.

We encourage submissions that will be of broad interest, as well as those organized around the meeting’s “Past, Present, and Future” theme.  However, we also recognize the importance of papers and posters that focus on particular topics, ecosystems, and geographic areas.

SYMPOSIA

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS AND POSTERS

  • Those who wish to present in Contributed Papers or Poster sessions at the 2020 AFS Annual Meeting are required to submit abstracts by April 20, 2020. This includes Student Presentations.
  • All abstracts submitted by the April 20 deadline will be fully considered and likely incorporated into the program. We will notify speakers the week of May 18 about the date and time of their presentation.
  • Student presentations will be considered for a “best presentation” award if the student fills out additional application paperwork available at https://education.fisheries.org/awards/best-student-presentation-and-poster/.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CONTACTS

Symposia Chair:
Stuart Ludsin
The Ohio State University
Aquatic Ecology Lab
Email: [email protected]

Contributed Sessions Chair:
Joseph Conroy
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Email: [email protected]

Posters Chair:
Matt Faust
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Email: [email protected]

AFS does not waive registration fees for presenters at symposia or contributed papers sessions, or workshops. Registration forms will be available on the AFS website (fisheries.org/meetings) in May 2020; register early for cost savings.