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Opening Plenary

Exhibit Hall C, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tiara Moore
The Nature Conservancy
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Amelia-Juliette Demery
Cornell University
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Monique Pipkin
Cornell University
Award Presentation
  • William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award: Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation

Grab Your Badge

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

Registration & Information Booth Hours:
  • 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.

Exhibit Hall and Poster Session Opening and Networking Event

The Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration and the adjoining Poster Session open at 11:00 am in Exhibit Hall A/B. Join us at 6:00 pm for a networking event with exhibitors and poster authors. And while you're there, check out the interesting items available in the Silent Auction!
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Today's Tech Talks in the Exhibit Hall

  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm: Deploying HOBO MX Series Temperature Loggers
  • 1:50 - 2:20 pm: OREGON RFID: The Advantages of Half Duplex PIT Technology
  • 2:50 - 3:20 pm: BIOMARK: Aquatic Gas Optimization: Novel solutions to improve the efficiency and environmental performance of hydropower

Meet the Editors

Swing by the AFS Books table in the Exhibit Hall to talk to journal editors about submitting a manuscript; becoming a reviewer; joining the editorial board; pitch a special section, themed issue, or special issue; or just learn more about the AFS journals program!
Debra J. Murie
Marine and Coastal Fisheries
12:00–1:00 pm
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Daniel J. Daugherty
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
1:00–2:00 pm
Trent Sutton
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
2:30–3:00 pm

Special Book Event

Don't miss your chance to snag a copy of Methods for Fish Biology, 2nd edition. Editor Steve Midway will be at the AFS Books table to chat about this much anticipated update from 6:00–7:00 pm at the Exhibit Hall and Poster Session Networking Event. Limited copies available.

Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions

    8:00 am - 9:40 am
    • Contributed Topic: Endangered Species Management, 401B
    • Contributed Topic: Sportfish Management-1, 303B
    • Economic Evaluation of Fish Population Responses to Habitat and Water Quality Improvements, 402C
    8:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Contributed Topic: Restoration, 102AB
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • "MacGyvering": Innovative Problem Solving in Fisheries Science, 302A
    • Adaptation and Plasticity in Fishes in Warming Environments - Day 1, 111A
    • Advances in Ecosystem & Population Dynamics, and Marine Resource Economics - Day 1, 102CD
    • Building Effective Policy Approaches for Current Fisheries Issues, 300D
    • Challenges in Protecting Fish and Shellfish at Cooling Water Intakes: 316(b) Rule, 401A
    • Contributed Topic: Marine-1, 301
    • Growing Fisheries Research and Management Through Angler Engagement, Hybrid - Live from Spokane, 300B
    • Reintroducing Migratory Fishes and Restoring Their Ecological Roles - Day 1, 300C
    • Walleye in the West: Population Dynamics and Management, 401C
    • Western Native Trout: Managing the Threats and Building Resiliency - Day 1, 402A
    8:00 am - 5:20 pm
    • Multi-Dimensional Meanings of Fish to the First Peoples of the PNW - Day 1, 111B
    8:20 am - 9:40 am
    • Contributed Topic: Communities and Ecosystems, 302B
    • Contributed Topic: Fish Culture, 111C
    8:20 am - 5:00 pm
    • Contributed Topic: Freshwater Fish Ecology-1, 103
    • Invasive and Introduced Species: Negative Impacts and Unexpected Opportunities - Day 1, 402B
    • The Future of Fish and Flows: Advances in River Management and Instream Flow Restoration, 303A
    1:20 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Advances in Endogenous Records with Connections to Indigenous Knowledge, Lands, and Waterways, 111C
    • Bringing New Perspectives to Marine and Estuarine Fisheries - Day 1, 402C
    • Experiences with and Views of Online Learning in the Aftermath Campus Shutdowns, 303B
    • Novel Methods for Applying Best Available Science to Conserve Data Limited Species, 100B
      • Offshore Wind, Fish, and Fisheries: Emerging Knowledge and Applications - Day 1, Hybrid - Live from Spokane, 102AB
      • Restoring Cold-water Habitats for Climate Resiliency in the Upper Columbia Basin, 302B
      1:40 pm - 5:00 pm
      • YY Males, a Potential New Management Tool for Eradication of Invasive Fish - Day 1, 401B
      3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      • Mississippi-Yangtze River Basin Symposium: Learning from River Conservation and Management Across the Globe - Day 1, Hybrid - Live from Spokane, 300A

      Meetings, Workshops, & Special Events

      • 8:00 am - 9:00 am
        Indigenous Outreach Networking Breakfast (Invitation Only), 207
      • 8:00 am - 9:40 am
        AFS First Time Attendees: Welcoming and Cohort Gathering, 206D
      • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
        Science Communication Steering Committee Meeting, Presidential Suite
      • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
        Best Student Paper and Poster Luncheon (Invitation Only), 206D
      • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
        Plenary Speakers & Awards Luncheon (Invitation Only), 206B
      • 1:20 pm - 5:00 pm
        WOCSpace Workshop: Creating a safe space for Women of Color (WOC) to simply exist, 100A
      • 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
        2022 Aquatic Film and Photo Festival - Day 1, Theater
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
        Journal Editorial Board Meeting (Invitation Only), Terrace Room West, Davenport
      • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
        Water Quality Section Business Meeting, 202AB
      • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
        Journal Reviewers Reception (Invitation Only), Terrace Room West, Davenport
      • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
        Invasive and Introduced Species Section Business Meeting, 103
      • 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
        Michigan State University Fisheries and Wildlife Alumni and Friends Reception, 206D
      • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
        Oregon State University Alumni Reception, 206A
      • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
        University of Idaho Alumni Gathering, 206C
      • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
        AFS Genetics Section Business Meeting, 300B
      • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
        Unit Leaders Reception, Presidential Suite

      Snake River Dam Removal Panel

      1:20 pm, 300D: Part of the all-day symposium Building Effective Policy Approaches for Current Fisheries Issues. Other symposium highlights include an update from AFS Policy Director Drue Winters on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a policy and science communication hands-on learning session, presentations on aquaculture and infrastructure policy, and more.

      2022 Aquatic Film and Photo Festival

      The 2022 Aquatic Film and Photo Festival begins at 3:20 pm in the Convention Center Theater. A second viewing of the same selections will take place at 8:00 am on Tuesday.

      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.

      Legislative Alert

      Congress is taking its annual August recess but when our elected officials return to Washington, D.C. in September, we want the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act on top of their agenda! Let's position the Recovering America's Wildlife Act to be the next BIG BOLD BIPARTISAN ACTION in September. Come to the symposium Building Effective Policy Approaches for Current Fisheries Issues, Monday, in 300D. If you can't make it to the session, you can contact your Senator quickly using the button at left.