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Registration will be located in the Riverside Lobby (Exhibit Hall D) of the Spokane Convention Center (map/floor plan).

Registration & Information Booth Hours:
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Log In and Explore

In keeping with green conference principles, rather than receiving a printed program book, attendees should download the "AFS 2022" mobile app now available from the App Store or Google Play. Once you have logged in and created a profile, you can begin to build out your schedule. Personalized schedules created on either the mobile App or desktop Conference Platform are shared between the two platforms.

If you prefer to use a traditional grid of talks, you can download a printable PDF here.

Welcome to AFS 152!

  • Opening Networking Reception, 7:00 - 10:00 pm, Exhibit Hall D
  • Alphabet Social - 402C
    6:00 - 6:30 pm BIPOC Social
    6:30 - 7:00 pm LGBTQIA2S+ Social
    7:00 - 7:30 pm Allies Welcome
  • Monday morning: First-timers Meet-up, 8:00 - 9:40 am, 206D


Preregistration required.
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Cultural Competency and Relevancy in Natural Resource Sciences, Cedar Ballroom, Davenport
  • Using ggplot in R for Data Visualization, Meeting Room 3, Davenport
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Climate Communications Workshop, Birch Ballroom, Davenport
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Advanced ArcGIS/QGIS for Fisheries Biologists, Meeting Room 4, Davenport
  • Bayesian II: Intermediate Bayesian Inference with JAGS for Fish Biologists, Meeting Room 5, Davenport
  • Database Concepts, Design, and Application in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Terrace Room West, Davenport
  • Electrofishing Measurements and Methods, Meeting Room 12, Davenport
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Professional Development Workshop, Meeting Room 11, Davenport
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Leading at All Levels, Maple Ballroom, Davenport


  • 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Journal Editors Luncheon (invitation only), Meeting Room 10, Davenport
    • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
      Fisheries Administration Section Business Meeting, Cedar Ballroom, Davenport
    • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Western Division AFS Executive Committee Meeting, Terrace Room East, Davenport
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
        Fisheries Management Section Business Meeting, Cedar Ballroom, Davenport
        • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
          Education Section Business Meeting, Maple Ballroom, Davenport
        • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
          AFS International Partners Reception (Invitation Only), Presidential Suite
            • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
              Fish Culture Section Business Meeting, Meeting Room 10, Davenport

            Upload Your Presentation

            PowerPoint files for in-person presentations must be uploaded at least 4 hours prior to your presentation using our online systemno trip to the A/V room required, although the room is available if you need assistance.

            Hitch a Ride

            Due to limited taxi availability in Spokane, the easiest way to get to and from Spokane International Airport and the two downtown hotels is to use Uber or Lyft. See our Transportation page for more options.

            For those driving to Spokane, guest parking has been discounted at the Davenport Grand for AFS room block hotel guests.

            Covid Mask Update

            In order to protect our diverse participants, along with their families and communities, we have updated our COVID safety policy to an expectation that face masks will be worn at all indoor meeting venues.

            Speakers may remove their mask while at the podium giving their presentation. Masks should be worn at evening indoor networking events except when you are actively eating or drinking. Masks will not be expected outside on the lawn/outdoor terrace area at the Opening Networking Reception on Sunday.

            Membership Survey Reopened

            We received such valuable feedback from this summer's membership survey that we have reopened the survey during the Spokane meeting. If you had a busy summer field season and didn't get a chance to complete the survey, here is another chance to provide your input on what you value in the Society.

            Get a Deal

            Spokane has arranged special deals at a number of local restaurants, attractions, and other businesses to help you truly experience the city while you’re here. Just enter your information and a passport will be sent to you by text message and/or email, with no app to download.