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.  Information for the current meeting is shown below while past meetings are found on our past meetings page.

48th Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Dates: February 4-6, 2020




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 Chapter of the American Fisheries Society at our 48th annual meeting, held February 4-6, 2020 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The meeting will be held at the Lismore Hotel and Conference Center (333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire, WI.

Lodging: Blocks of rooms have been reserved for the nights of February 4th and 5th at the Lismore Hotel. Call 715-835-8888, press 1 for new reservations, and mention “Wisconsin Fisheries Society”

State rate* rooms ($82.00) can be reserved under the code “WFS”.

Federal rate* rooms ($96.00) can be reserved under the code “SFS”.
*agency staff, please book to the most appropriate block, as room block space may be limited.

Additional state rate rooms are available at The Oxbow Hotel (2 blocks from Lismore) if needed. Call 715-839-0601 for reservations, mention “American Fisheries Society”.

Reservations must be made by January 4, 2020 and State of Wisconsin and Federal employees should bring a copy of their tax exempt form when checking in.

Meeting registration: Now open at WI-AFS registration page.

Meeting registration rates are $100 for professionals and $50 for students

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 are worried you may not have enough time to fill a 15 minute slot, please consider submitting a speed presentation. Abstracts (300 word max) must be submitted online.

Registration and submission deadline for oral and poster presentation abstracts is January 24, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Max Wolter.