Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Idaho Chapter
American Fisheries Society
2022 Annual Meeting

2022 ICAFS Annual Meeting
"Removing Barriers: Opening pathways to the fisheries profession"

Join us March 1-4, 2022 Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center in Fort Hall and LIVE online.

Meeting Format

To accommodate those who will be unable to travel to the meeting, we will provide a virtual attendance option. The plenary session, all contributed oral presentations, and the business meeting will be livestreamed. Committee meetings will also accommodate remote and in-person attendees in real time. Virtual attendees will have the opportunity to give presentations remotely, and sessions will mix remote and in-person presentations live and in real-time. Remote attendees will be able to ask questions of in-person presenters and vice versa. We will not use any pre-recorded presentations! However, some workshops and events will be held in a virtual-only format, and some workshops and events will be held only in person. Fundraising will have both in-person and virtual components, with the latter being delivered on the same GiveSmart platform the fundraising committee successfully used in 2021 to set a new all-time fundraising record. Let's see if we can beat that record with the hybrid format in 2022! Logistical details will be forthcoming.

Covid Policy

We will conduct the meeting in accordance with requirements set by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Council and the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center. Masks are required in the hotel and events center. The first 190 attendees to check in will receive an ICAFS-logo face mask. We will have additional masks available at the registration table. We will do our best to arrange socially distanced seating, within the physical constraints of the events center facilities.


Virtual Workshop

Diverse perspectives on the current and emerging state of aquaculture in Idaho

February 25, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., virtual only
Organized by Aquaculture Committee
For this workshop, the Aquaculture Committee would like to expose you to a diversity of fish culture programs and perspectives from around the state of Idaho. We hope this will serve as an educational tool to new and tenured fish culture professionals who are looking to supplement their understanding of how we got to where we are and where we are heading.

In-Person Workshops (no virtual option)

Cultural Competency and Relevancy

Tuesday, March 1, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Led by Sammy and Jessica Matsaw
In the sciences so much is lost in communication, when communicating is the heart of the work scientists do as managers and researchers in natural resources. The nuance in language is not lost in nomenclature, taxonomy, and so on; however, in everyday speaking with people from different ideas, backgrounds, and ways of knowing there is a lack of understanding. In this workshop we will enhance awareness of biases, communication skills, and the disparities between cultural knowledges. This workshop is not an be-all and end-all rather a starting point for ongoing self-work and labor to sustainably lift one's own awareness evolving towards social and environmental justice.

Inclusion in the Workplace: Practical Strategies for Consideration

Tuesday, March 2, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Led by Tasha Souza
This interactive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to explore the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and how they can play a role in creating a more inclusive work environment. In particular, participants will be able to analyze and identify inclusion strategies most relevant to their position and role in fisheries agencies. In addition, the ways in which DEI plays a role in interactions, hiring, and decision making will be discussed.

AFS Meeting Code of Conduct

As you know, the American Fisheries Society has a Code of Conduct for participants in all AFS activities, including Chapter meetings. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to ensure a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants, including vendors and non-AFS guests. The AFS Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee (EPCC) is responsible for handling complaints related to potential violations of the Code of Conduct, while helping to ensure consistent treatment of members across all AFS units. The EPCC has created an online reporting form for meeting attendees to submit complaints directly to the EPCC chair. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the Code of Conduct and its purpose.