Canceled: Tennessee Chapter Annual Meeting

As many of you are aware, the number of reported cases of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has continued to increase in Tennessee. Over the past week, several institutions, federal agencies and neighboring states have established travel restrictions for their students and employees. Given the impact of these restrictions on our membership, and our responsibility for the well-being of our fisheries community, the Executive Committee has regretfully decided to cancel the 2020 Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society meeting in Gatlinburg, TN.

March 24-26, 2020

Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center

Gatlinburg, TN


Usual technical sessions will begin at 1 pm on March 25th at the Edgewater Hotel & Conference Center in Gatlinburg, TN.

Registration rates:

Professional: $60 through March 1, $70 thereafter, $85 day of meeting.

Student and Retiree early bird: $35 through March, $40 thereafter

or send a check to:

Shawna Mitchell

175 Baylor School Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37405

  • Registration form now only needs to be sent if you are sending a check by mail.
  • A registration form will also need to be sent to Shawna Mitchell [email protected] (or brought to the meeting) to complete your registration. Download that form HERE.


Deadline to submit abstracts is March 1, 2019. We are accepting abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations should be no more than 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.

– Student presenters are invited to compete for the Best Student Paper and Poster Awards (1st and 2nd  prizes for both).

– Professional presenters are invited to compete for the 2nd annual Best Symposium Paper and Poster Awards (1st prizes for both).

– All abstracts and questions about the meeting should be submitted to Mark Rogers [email protected].

– Please see first Call for Abstracts for submission intructions.


A rate of $94 per room (the per diem rate for Gatlinburg) has been negotiated with The Edgewater at the Aquarium Hotel and Conference Center. You must make a phone reservation, please call the following number:

Phone: 1-800-423-9582

Reference: TN Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 2020

Address: 402 River Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Please be sure to reserve ahead as they will not change the rate upon check-in!

RESERVATION CUTOFF is Saturday, February 22, 2020


We are excited to again offer optional Continuing Education Workshops to attendees! Courses offered will be Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday morning, March 25th at the Edgewater Hotel & Conference Center in Gatlinburg, TN.

Continuing Education Courses will be determined after January 1st, 2020. Please be patient with us, we will notify you of the courses as soon as we can.