Southern Division Virtual Annual Meeting

First Call for Symposia, Workshops, Papers, and Posters

Southern Division American Fisheries Society

Virtual Annual Meeting – April 6-9, 2021

The Virginia Chapter invites you to share science and management information and experience in a virtual, online meeting.

Call for symposia and workshops: The Program Committee solicits proposals for half-day and full-day symposia and workshops, which may be scheduled in two-hour blocks ranging from two hours to half-day sessions. They may include individual presentations, panel discussions or other formats. Organizers should note that contributed papers should be scheduled in 20-minute blocks (which include the presentation and Q&A). Proposals should state symposium objectives, format, time required, tentative list of topics and participants, and audio-visual requirements. Organizers will be responsible for submitting abstracts for presentations in their sessions (deadline and format below). Symposium proposals must be submitted to Symposium Chair Donald J. Orth at [email protected] and workshop proposals to Workshop Chair Jeff Williams at [email protected] by December 31, 2020.

Call for papers: Submit abstracts for 20-minute oral presentations or PDF “poster” presentations to:

Abstracts should be less than 250 words. Presenters should specify whether they want to be included in a planned symposium. Oral presentations will be recorded in advance, with live Q&A during the virtual meeting.

Student participation: Students should indicate whether they want to be considered for inclusion in the Best Student Presentation Symposium or Best Student Poster evaluation. Abstracts must be submitted by February 16, 2021.

If you are a student interested in being paired with a mentor for a virtual meeting, mark the appropriate selection on the registration form; you may also send an email to Amanda Rosenberger ([email protected]), Chair of the Student Affairs Committee, stating your interest.

Updated meeting information, including registration and meeting schedule, may be found at the meeting website,

Abstract submission forms can be found here – SDAFS Abstract Submission