Wisconsin Chapter AFS - Annual Meetings

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society holds an annual meeting to promote the conservation of fish and aquatic habitat in not only Wisconsin but around the world.  These meetings have been held in all parts of Wisconsin and in conjunction with other AFS Chapters from neighboring states. 

46th Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Chapter AFS

46th Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - February 28 - March 2,  2017 

COMING SOON - Look for these documents to be posted the week of February 5th, 2017. Once posted, please print prior to the meeting to save on printing costs. We will have a limited number available at the conference.




Please plan to join the Wisconsin chapters of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society at our annual meetings, being held jointly February 28 through March 2, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We will be gathering at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel (509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI) Phone: (414) 271-7250; Hotel information: http://bit.ly/1k48OiD

Lodging:  Blocks of rooms have been reserved for the nights of February 28 and March 1 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel.

Rates are $90.00 (Standard One King) and $135.00 (Standard Two Queen).   Reservations for the Hilton Hotel can be made by calling (414)-271-7250 or on the Hilton’s joint meeting webpage. Over the phone, you may need to specify Joint Meeting of the WI American Fisheries Society-Wildlife Society and our group code is MFWILD.  Reservations must be made by January 28, 2017 and State of Wisconsin and Federal employees should bring a copy of their tax exempt form with them when checking in.

Meeting Registration (now open at WIAFS website, http://www.wi-afs.org/AnnualMeetings/MeetingRegistration.aspx)

$50 for students, $100 for professionals, and $75 for retired TWS members. 

NOTE: There is no retiree option for WIAFS members.

Call for papers

AFS: Submissions for oral (10 and 15 minute slots) and poster presentations from all areas of fisheries and aquatic biology are welcome. We will again have “speed” presentations using a 10-minute time format intended for folks looking to share a brief overview of novel field techniques, “works in progress”, graduate student proposals, or future research projects. If you have something interesting to share, but worried you may not have enough to fill a 15-minute time slot, please consider submitting a speed presentation.  WIAFS members, please submit your abstracts online at http://www.wi-afs.org/AnnualMeetings/SubmitanAbstract.aspx

TWS: Submissions of abstracts for oral presentations on any topic related to wildlife management, research, conservation, education, or policy are welcome. Undergraduate and graduate students are also encouraged to present. We also encourage abstract submissions for slots during a poster presentation session.  Abstracts should include title, author names (indicate presenting author), agency or affiliation, contact information, and a brief paragraph (250 words or less) describing your work and the wildlife management/conservation impacts. Please indicate if your submission is a student presentation. E-mail your abstracts to Derek Johnson (derekj.johnson@wisconsin.gov).

Submission deadline for oral and poster presentation abstracts is February 1st, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Daniel Isermann (dan.isermann@uwsp.edu) for fisheries-related topics and 

Derek Johnson (derekj.johnson@wisconsin.gov) for wildlife-related topics.