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Join us at 1:00 pm EDT on Monday as we kick off our Virtual Annual Meeting! Browse through 37 symposia, 21 contributed paper sessions, and 7 poster sessions at your own convenience and pace. And join us for live events every day such as plenary sessions and featured speakers, theme days, and workshops. Don't worry if you miss a live event, because recordings of all live events will be available in a few days.


Leading Experts Discuss Science in the Era of Climate Change

  • Adaptation Is Necessary, But Not Sufficient: Why It Is Critical (and Feasible) to Stop Climate Change as Fast as Possible - Jonathan Overpeck, Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
  • Integrating Science, Policy and Management - Tom Frazer, Ph.D., Director, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Florida
  • Climate Change in the American Mind - Anthony Leiserowitz, Director, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Climate Statement Announcement

At Monday's Opening Plenary Session, President Scott Bonar will announce the recent statement on climate change from 110 of the world's leading aquatic science societies.



Visit the Trade Show

Learn about the latest technology and services at the Virtual Trade Show! Our exhibitors have put together displays highlighted by videos, photos, and links for more information. Most representatives will be online daily between 1:00 - 3:00 pm EDT to answer your questions.

Browse the Virtual Silent Auction

Browsing is now open for the Silent Auction - look through fishing and nature trips, art and photography, fishing equipment, and books. Bidding will open the second week of the meeting on September 21.

We are still seeking donations for this important fundraiser: experiences, park passes, artistic creations, tours, and more. Show off your hobbies and crafts, your favorite rivers and lakes, or your cabin at the lake - the possibilities are unlimited!

Watch the Film Festival

Pop some corn and spend this evening enjoying the AFS Annual Film Festival. Session 1 highlights collaborative aquatic restoration and stewardship. We thank sponsors National Fish Habitat Partnership, NOAA Fisheries Service, Beyond the Pond, and Fishpond.


3:30 - 5:00 pm EDT: Fish Habitat Section Meeting

4:00 - 5:00 pm EDT: Ohio Chapter Summer Business Meeting


Build Your Schedule and Add Events to Your Calendar

AFS Meetings and Program Coordinator Steve Kambouris developed quick tutorial videos to show you how to add items on your meeting scheduler and even add those events to your Google calendar so you don't miss a thing.

Get Engaged and Network

All registered attendees will be invited to join our Virtual Annual Meeting Slack workspace. Network with colleagues, introduce yourself, show off your presentation, ask questions, create polls, and get engaged!


It's not too late! All live sessions are being recorded and will be available for later viewing. Most papers and posters are pre-recorded and are available on demand 24/7 during and after the meeting.
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