Networking Events


American Fisheries Society


Bend, Oregon  

March 3-6, 2020

Social Events

Student-Mentor Mixer (Wednesday March 4th)
Match the hatch and join the popular student mentor mixer! Take advantage of this great opportunity for students, young biologists, established professionals, and retirees to share ideas, provide insight, bridge generation gaps, and build new relationships in a casual setting. Students from all schools and universities are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Michelle Scanlan.

Poster Session and Social (Wednesday March 4th)
Posters topics will cover many different fisheries disciplines. Up to 36 poster displays will provide for great conversation, and tasty northwest craft brews will complement discussions about innovative ideas and solutions. Networking at its best! This is an excellent opportunity to renew and create professional acquaintances. For more information, contact Christina Murphy.

Trade Show Social (Wednesday March 4th)
Visit with local and nationally renowned vendors during the trade show and film festival. This is a great opportunity to get technical questions answered from some of the professionals with the newest tools and technology to help us implement our projects and reach our goals. Vendor exhibits will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall of the Riverhouse Convention Center to facilitate more interaction between vendors and attendees.  For more information, or to reserve a space, contact Kris Homel.

Spawning Run and Carcass Crawl (Thursday March 5th)
Back by popular demand, we will have another Spawning Run for the 56th  Annual Meeting. We will also offer a Carcass Crawl fun walk.  So join in the fun and go for a run (or walk). Get your blood flowing after a great day of talks. The run/walk will be held on Thursday,  March 5th after talks, but before the banquet. Register for the event before the January 19th early registration deadline and get a commemorative t-shirt ($30; $20 registration cost with no t-shirt). Contact Michele Weaver for more information.

Awards Luncheon (Thursday March 5th)
Join us to recognize the award-winning work and accomplishments of our members at the awards luncheon.  The awards luncheon is also a great opportunity to network with colleagues over a free lunch! Contact Colleen Fagan for awards nomination information.

Business Meeting (Thursday March 5th)
Immediately following the awards luncheon, the business meeting will not conflict with technical sessions in order to maximize Chapter member attendance.  Show your support for the Chapter by attending.  The business meeting is a great opportunity to learn how the Chapter operates and how you can get involved. 

Banquet (Thursday March 5th)
Cap off your Thursday with another AFS tradition and opportunity for enjoyable networking with friends and colleagues. The banquet begins with a social, includes a sit-down dinner with a choice of delectable menu selections (see registration form), and is immediately followed by the raffle and auction.

Raffle and Auction (Thursday March 5th)
Get your raffle tickets, and get ready to bid on silent and live auction items. Score some great gear, guided fishing trips, artwork, and much more.  Contributions and assistance are always welcome.  We are looking for a raffle co-coordinator, would you like to volunteer? Contact Sara Hart.