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President Jesse Trushenski Says: Be a Part of the Conversation!

The 2019 Joint Conference of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society in Reno, Nevada, is shaping up to be a once-in-a-career opportunity for natural resource professionals to share and learn from one another. Another reason to attend the upcoming meeting is the great slate of plenary speakers who will join us to share their insight and wisdom. More here.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 12

This first-ever, joint conference with The Wildlife Society in Reno promises to be unique in a number of ways. And with 90+ symposia submissions under consideration, we expect that poster and oral presentation abstract submissions will be impressive as well. Please go here by April 12 to submit your abstract for symposia and contributed paper sessions.

Video - Doug Austen Gives Us More Reasons To Come to Nevada

From dozens of symposia, CE courses, and workshops, to networking with thousands of fish and wildlife professionals and students, and exploring the latest fisheries science innovations at the trade show, this Reno joint conference has you covered!


Joint Fish and Wildlife Virtual Science Issue

Thanks to publications staff and editors from both AFS and TWS, and our publisher, Wiley, we produced this joint, virtual issue featuring research on fish and wildlife. This led to collaborative symposia and other proposals. Read the impressive group of papers here.

Continuing Education and Other Program Highlights

Join AFS for a Continuing Education Course in Reno! These half and full-day sessions offer participants a chance to take a deeper dive into specific topics related to fisheries biology. Approved courses include Bayesian Analyses with JAGS and GIS. Additional courses will be announced pending approval. Symposia topics from sci comm to climate impacts to wildfire impacts will make for great science.


Online Registration Opens May 1

Members can save up to $200 on conference registration. If you have not become a full AFS member yet this year, we encourage you to join to receive member prices. For all the fee details, please go here.

Bring Your Employer To the Table

On Wednesday, October 2, we will offer evening Partner Associated Networking Receptions, during which government agencies, universities, and partner nonprofits will set aside time to meet with conference participants. What a great networking opportunity!

Trade Show Opportunities

Space is still available but going fast for you to share your expertise at our joint conference in Reno. Participating in the Trade Show will give you opportunities to connect with clients and colleagues, network, and promote new products and services. More here.

Hotel and Transportation Updates

Hotel room blocks are open but space is limited. Please click here for more. Also, we will have all-day, roaming shuttles taking attendees back and forth from the Peppermill Resort to the Convention Center.
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Hashtag #fishnwild, More Wi-Fi, Upgraded App

Use our joint hashtag #fishnwild on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram -- and on our meeting app, which is growing more popular each year. Happily, we will have wi-fi available throughout the venue, and easier access to social media accounts through the app. Also, please use the meeting hashtags for both AFS and TWS: #AFS149 and #TWS2019.


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