The American Fisheries Society extends a warm invite to attend the 149th AFS Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, Sept. 29–Oct. 3, 2019. This year The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society will come together for the first-ever joint annual conference of these two organizations. The event will likely be the largest gathering of fish and wildlife professionals ever, and will provide unprecedented opportunities for science-sharing and potential collaboration. At this conference, we hope to give members opportunities to learn, connect, and engage in ways that will help propel their careers forward and inspire even better results in the areas of wildlife and fisheries science and management.


  • Proposals for Symposia closed on March 15, 2019. See a preliminary list of accepted symposia here.
  • Descriptions for accepted symposia will be posted on the conference website on May 15, 2019.
  • Organizers of accepted Symposia should plan to submit a complete list of confirmed presentations and titles to the Symposia Chair by April 19, 2019.  This will help to ensure that invited papers get associated with the correct Symposia.  Send to: Symposia Chair, Dan Dauwalter,
  • Abstracts for Symposium oral presentations must be submitted by April 19, 2019.
  • The application period for the Best Student Paper/Poster Symposium is now closed.


  • Those who wish to present in Contributed Papers or Poster sessions at the 2019 AFS meeting are required to submit abstracts by April 19, 2019.
  • Confirmation of acceptance or refusal of abstracts will be communicated by April 25, 2019.
  • The application period for the Best Student Paper/Poster Symposium is now closed.



Continuing Education Courses are an opportunity for students to a deeper dive into specific subjects of interest to fisheries professionals. These courses are between a half day to two days in length; students may claim continuing education credits upon successful completion of courses.

Courses will be held prior to the official opening of the Annual Meeting, on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019. Proposals for courses and workshops are now closed. Please forward questions to Lauren Maza at


AFS does not waive registration fees for presenters at symposia or contributed papers sessions or workshops.

Registration forms will be available on the AFS website ( in May 2019;
register early for cost savings.


AFS Program Committee Contacts

Overall Program and Symposia Contact:
Laurie Earley
California-Nevada Chapter of AFS
Tel: 530-355-3390
Symposia Chair:
Daniel Dauwalter
Western Division of AFS
Contributed Sessions Chair:
Steve Brumbaugh
California-Nevada Chapter of AFS
Tel: 530-230-7892
Posters Chair:
Kirsten Sellheim
California-Nevada Chapter of AFS
Tel: 209-606-6653

AFS Continuing Education Contact

Brian Mahardja
California-Nevada Chapter of AFS
Tel: 209-242-5648

Click here for full AFS Meeting Contacts List