Please Join Us!

Sunday, October 21 - Wednesday, October 24, 2018 • Mobile, Alabama

The annual conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is a forum for the exchange of ideas and critical information regarding the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources primarily in the southeast. The conference attracts over 500 representatives from state and federal agencies, citizen’s organizations, universities, and private wildlife research groups, fisheries and wildlife scientists, agency enforcement personnel, and other natural resource related organizations.

Hosted by Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, the 72nd Annual Conference will be held at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Alabama. 

Conference Updates

Attendee registration is open! View pricing options and sign up to participate.  

The schedule of technical sessions and their abstracts are now available to review online! Review the program and learn how you can build your own agenda for the conference using the Sched app. 

Seven special symposia will be included as part of the technical program at the 72nd Annual Conference. Read their overviews here

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available! Review opportunities for exposure and benefits of participating.

Call for Related Meetings

Related meeting requests are now being accepted for committees and working groups, universities, organizations, agencies, and others interested in holding a meeting or social function in association with the 72nd Annual SEAFWA Conference. Download the request instructions and submission form. Deadline to submit: September 7, 2018.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Call for Submissions for Organized Symposia: Opens February 15, 2018; Deadline: March 15, 2018.
  • Organized Symposia finalized and announced by March 23, 2018. Symposia will be included as part of the technical program and will run concurrently with other technical sessions. All technical presentations within a special symposium, including those that have been invited, need to submit abstracts through the online call for papers portal.
  • Call for Abstracts for oral, posters, and peer-reviewed manuscripts: Opens: March 26, 2018
  • Deadline to submit all abstracts (individual speakers within a symposium, general oral, posters, and peer-reviewed papers): May 15, 2018.
  • Deadline to submit peer-reviewed manuscripts: May 15, 2018Please note: manuscripts will need to be uploaded in the online form when submitting the abstract.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by late July, and the schedule will be posted online at that time.
  • Please submit an abstract only if you plan to attend the meeting. All presenters, whether presenting in a symposium, oral, or poster session, are required to register and pay the applicable fees. Deadline for presenters to register: September 1, 2018.
  • Early-bird registration deadline: September 22, 2018.
  • Lodging deadline: September 30, 2018, or when the room block is filled.



Platinum Sponsor



Directors' Retreat Sponsor

Brandt Information Services 

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Gold Sponsor

USDA Wildlife Services

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Meal & Special Event Sponsors

 Brandt Information Services Ducks Unlimited   Alabama Wildlife Federation

National Shooting Sports Foundation    American Fisheries Society - Southern Region  Miller Net Company


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Silver Level Sponsor

Archery Trade Association  Aspira 

National Archery in the Schools Program, Inc. Swarovski Optik

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Bronze Level Sponsors

Bass Pro Shops  Kalkomey Enterprises  National Rifle Association

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation  Ducks Unlimited  National Wild Turkey Federation  Advanced Telemetry Systems

Timmons Group   Beckman Coulter Life Sciences    NIC Outdoor Recreation

Wisconsin Flowgate & Culvert Co Inc   The Wildlife Society

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Signage Sponsor

Voss Signs