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 national 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.

Symposia submissions will open on December 14, 2018


  • Proposals for Symposia must be submitted by February 1, 2019.
  • Required proposal information to be submitted through Confex: Title, Abbreviated Title, Organizers, Submitter’s Email, Estimate Symposium Duration (0.5, 1, 1.5 days), Estimated Number of Presenters, Audio/Visual Equipment, Description (200 words).  You can start a submission in Confex, log out, and complete it at a later time if needed.
  • Accepted Symposia proposals will be posted on the conference website on May 15, 2019.
  • If accepted, organizers must submit a complete list of confirmed presentations and titles by April 5, 2019.
  • Abstracts for Symposium oral presentations must be submitted by April 5, 2019.



  • Those who wish to present in Contributed Papers or Poster sessions at the 2019 AFS meeting are required to submit abstracts by April 5, 2019. This includes Student Presentations.
  • Confirmation of acceptance or refusal of abstracts will be communicated by April 25, 2019.
  • Student presentations will be considered for a “best presentation” award if the student fills out additional application paperwork available 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:
Laurie Earley
California-Nevada Chapter of AFS
Tel: 530-355-3390
Symposia Chair:
Daniel Dauwalter
Western Division of AFS
Tel: 208-345-9800
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