2017 Joint AFS-TWS Meeting: "Common Grounds: Where Air and Water Meet"
Everyone is invited to join us February 28-March 3, 2017 at the Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho, for a week of education, collaboration, coordination, and camaraderie. Activities will include oral presentations, posters, special symposia, workshops, working group/committee meetings, society business meetings, reception, banquet, silent auction and raffles, and much more. Student activities include a professional/student mentoring mixer, a résumé review station, and interview feedback station. With something for everyone, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about current research and management issues, network with your peers, and support future leaders within the fisheries and wildlife community!
- February 28th - Workshops* and Working Group Meetings, Welcome Reception
- March 1 - Plenary, Special Sessions, Posters, Student-Professional Mixer,
- March 2 - Contributed Presentation Sessions, IGNITE! talks, Posters, Banquet
- March 3 – Contributed Presentation Sessions
- Separate registration is required for some workshops
Contributed Paper Oral Presentations (Full Oral): Maximum 20 minute presentation. Plan approximately 15-18 minutes for the presentation and 2-3 minutes to answer audience questions. Power Point presentations are encouraged but are not required.
IGNITE! Presentations: These short, to-the-point talks provide a fun platform for people to quickly share project updates, notes from the field, or other important topics that don’t require a full 20-minute presentation. IGNITE! talks are 5 minutes long, and each slide in the presentation must advance automatically every 15 seconds (we will send a template and instructions if your abstract is accepted). Topics can be inspirational, funny, or informative, but all should strive to be engaging and entertaining. For more information on IGNITE! sessions, click here for a IGNITE! Presentation Guide.
Poster Presentations: Topic is presented on a 4x4 foot or smaller poster. A formal poster session is provided for viewers and authors to ask and answer questions.
Volunteer Opportunities: Assistance at the conference is always needed! Please consider volunteering some time to help your Chapter during the event. Whether you have a particular area you would like to help with or are willing to help in whatever capacity is needed, get in touch with one of the Steering Committee Chairs below and we will match your interest and availability with where assistance is needed.