FINAL CALL for WA-BC Chapter of the AFS Annual Meeting Symposia Proposals

The Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society invites you to submit your symposium ideas for the next Annual General Meeting to be held in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, March 19–22, 2018. The theme this year will be:

“40 Years of Fish and Fisheries in the Pacific Northwest”

Symposium organizers are encouraged to submit proposals, recruit presenters, solicit presenter abstracts, and direct presenters to submit their abstracts. Organizers are not required to recruit a full symposium at the time of proposal submissions. A symposium should include a minimum of 5 presentations. Time slots are limited to 20 minutes, but multiple time slots (i.e., 40 or 60 minutes) may be offered to keynote symposia speakers or wrap-up panel discussions.


When submitting your proposal, please include the following:

1. Organizer’s information: Provide first and last name, affiliation, telephone number, and e-mail address of organizer. (More than one person can help organize a symposium, but we will only collect information from the lead person.)

2. Symposium title: Be brief but descriptive.

3. Description: Submit a brief (Friday December 15, 2017.

4. Audiovisual requirements: LCD projectors and laptops will be available in every room. Please list special AV requirements, if any.

5. Special seating requests: Standard rooms will be arranged theatre-style. Please indicate special seating requests (for example, “after the break, a panel discussion with seating for 10 panel members will be needed”).

Email your symposia topics to Brittany Jenewein at by December 15, 2017 to be considered for the Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 2018 Annual General Meeting in Kelowna, BC. For additional information please contact Brittany by email or call (604) 666-6033.