American Fisheries Society


Bend, Oregon

March 4-8, 2019



The Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society’s 55th Annual Meeting will be held March 4-8, 2019 at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon. The ORAFS Annual Meeting is the premier venue for sharing fisheries science and management information with fisheries professionals from across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We typically host more than 450 professionals attending!  The annual meeting showcases up to 200 technical presentations, plus many networking and mentoring opportunities. ORAFS is committed to keeping registration fees affordable to encourage participation among students and professionals from all employment levels.

We are able to keep this commitment thanks to general Annual Meeting sponsors. The sponsorships we receive from agencies, industries, and other entities constitute a large and important part of the Chapter’s support. Contributions of in-kind services (e.g. printing) and direct funding help defray meeting costs, provide support for our student programs including annual scholarships,  sponsor the student-mentor social event, and provide student registration discounts and complimentary lodging for student volunteers.

Sponsorships generally range from $250  to $5,000 each, and are widely recognized in print within our meeting program, on posters at the meeting registration desk, on AV displays throughout the Annual Meeting, and on the ORAFS website. Please consider sponsoring the ORAFS Annual Meeting through a tax deductible donation and help ORAFS achieve its mission to improve the conservation and sustainability of Oregon fishery resources and their aquatic ecosystems.

Sponsorship levels and details are provided below.  Sponsor logos for Bronze – Platinum levels will be included in the program and at the conference.

Sponsorship Level Amount Registration Waivers*
Platinum > $10,000 4
Gold $5,000 3
Silver $2,500 2
Bronze $1,000 2
Copper $500 1
Sustaining Contributor $250 acknowledgement on website

*Registration waivers do not include banquet tickets; banquet dinner tickets need to be purchased separately.

To be recognized in print, sponsorships must be received by February 2nd, 2019.

To become a Sponsor of the 2018 Annual Meeting, please contact: Kristen Homel President, or Rebecca Flitcroft President Elect, ORAFS.