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Plenary Session

Exhibit Hall C, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martha Williams
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Chris Wood
Trout Unlimited
Jonathon Birdsong
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Award Presentations
  • Stanley A. Moberly Award for Outstanding Contributions in Fish Habitat Conservation: Tom Bigford
  • President’s Fishery Conservation Award: Friends of the Chicago River
  • Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award (the "Sully"): Steve Moyer

Student & Early Career Professional Events

  • Student Quiz Bowl, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Convention Center Theater
  • Student-Professional Mixer, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, DoubleTree Grand Ballroom
  • Early Career Professionals panel + resume/CV workshop, Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, 206B

Infrastructure Workshop

The Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), represents an unprecedented investment in the protection and restoration of habitats that support aquatic species. This afternoon workshop (100A, 1:20 - 5:00 pm) hopes to take a deeper dive into the IIJA/BIL, specifically on those topics of key importance to AFS membership seeking to utilize IIJA/BIL funding.
Climate Ambassadors (5)

Climate Communications Symposium

Don't miss the finely crafted messages and best practices shared by the AFS Climate Ambassadors and Climate Fellows at the symposium, "Climate Stories: Making Fisheries Science Relevant for Broad Audiences," from 1:20 - 5:00 pm in 100B.

Spawning Run

Meet in Riverside Park by the wooden bridge to the island for a 7:00 am start time for this year's Spawning Run.

Exhibit Hall and Poster Session

The Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration and the adjoining Poster Session will be open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in Exhibit Hall A/B. Coffee and snacks will be served at 9:40 am and 3:00 pm. And while you're there, check out the interesting items available in the Silent Auction!
Smith_Root_eDNA_Demo_1 (Enhanced)

Exhibitor Events

Tuesday Tech Talks:
  • 9:40 am - 10:10 am: INNOVASEA: New Technologies in Fish Tracking
  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: HALLPRINT: Demonstration of the SciElex Fish Measuring Board using Hallprint’s innovative external RFID tags
  • 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm: BIOBASE: You Can’t Protect What You Don’t Measure
  • 3:50 pm - 4:20 pm: SMITH-ROOT
Demo & Reception:
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Innovsea Demo and Reception, 206A

Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions

    8:00 am - 9:40 am
    • Advances in Ecosystem & Population Dynamics, and Marine Resource Economics - Day 2, 102CD
    • Challenges and Solutions for Citizen Science in Fisheries, Hybrid - Live from Spokane, 300B
    • Do Our Resource Professions Meet the Challenges of Climate, Sustainability, and Biodiversity? 302B
    • Ready, Set, Hire: Valuing Fish Perspectives Through a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Lens to Career Pathways, 402B
    • Western Native Trout: Managing the Threats and Building Resiliency - Day 2, 402A
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • A Fisheries Biologist's Guide to Using Human Dimensions Data - Day 2, 100C
    • Adaptation and Plasticity in Fishes in Warming Environments - Day 2, 111A
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Advances in Applications and Techniques of Hard Part Microchemistry - Day 1, 401A
    • Indigenous Aquaculture Leadership and Innovation in Fisheries Management; Thirty Years and Counting - Day 1, 111C
    • Mechanisms and Impacts of Thiamine Deficiency in Fish Species Across Aquatic Ecosystems, 401C
    • Multi-Dimensional Meanings of Fish to the First Peoples of the PNW - Day 2, 111B
    • Native Lampreys: Research and Conservation of Ancient Fishes, 303A
    • Offshore Wind, Fish, and Fisheries: Emerging Knowledge and Applications - Day 2, Hybrid - Live from Spokane, 102AB
    • Quantifying the Influence of Dr. Michael Jones on Fisheries Science, 302A
    • Reintroducing Migratory Fishes and Restoring Their Ecological Roles - Day 2, 300C
    • Western Native Fishes Symposium, 303B
    8:00 am - 5:20 pm
    • Contributed Topic: Freshwater Fish Ecology-2, 103
    8:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Mississippi-Yangtze River Basin Symposium: Learning from River Conservation and Management Across the Globe - Day 2, Hybrid - Live from Spokane, 300A
    8:20 am - 3:00 pm
    • Contributed Topic: Genetics-1, 301
    8:20 am - 5:00 pm
    • Connectivity Through Barrier Removal: Balancing Critical Ecosystem Processes with Complex Management Issues - Day 1, 300D
    • YY Males, a Potential New Management Tool for Eradication of Invasive Fish - Day 2, 401B
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
    • Contributed Topic: Water Quality and Habitat-1, 402C
    1:20 pm - 3:20 pm
    • Repeat Spawning in Steelhead Trout, 102CD
    1:20 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Bringing New Perspectives to Marine and Estuarine Fisheries - Day 2, 402C
    • Bull Trout Status and Science Nearly 25 Years After Listing - Day 1, 302B
    • Climate Stories: Making Fisheries Science Relevant for Broad Audiences, 100B
    • Invasive and Introduced Species: Negative Impacts and Unexpected Opportunities - Day 2, 402B
    • Perspectives on Cooperative Research from Freshwater and Marine Environments, Hybrid - Live from Spokane, 300B
    • Sockeye Salmon in the Pacific Northwest, 402A
    3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
    • Contributed Topic: Freshwater Fisheries Management-1, 301
    3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Contributed Topic: Diadromous Fisheries, 111A

        Meetings, Workshops, and Special Events

        • 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
          Washington/British Columbia Chapter Business Meeting, 207
        • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
          Plenary Planning Team Lunch (Invite Only), Offsite
        • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
          World Council of Fisheries Societies Luncheon, (Invitation Only), 206D
        • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
          Unit Leaders Workshop, 206B
        • 1:20 pm - 5:00 pm
          Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Workshop, 100A
        • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
          International Fisheries Section Business Meeting, 206C
        • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
          International Fisheries Section Reception (Invitation Only), Davenport Presidential Suite
        • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
          Fish Habitat Section Business Meeting, 206C
        • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
          Bioengineering Section Business Meeting, 300B
            • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
              Fisheries Information and Technology Section Business Meeting, 103
            • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
              Marine Fisheries Section/Estuarine Section/Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center/Salmon Ocean Ecology Reception, 206D
            • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
              University of Maine Alumni Reception, 206B
            • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
              University of Montana Fisheries and Wildlife Program - Alumni and Friends Reception, 207
            • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
              1870 Society Reception (Invitation Only), Davenport Presidential Suite

            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:
            • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
            • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
            • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

            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.

            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.