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2021 Conference Theme: The Outdoors are Better Together

Sunday, October 17 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia Department of Wildlife ResourcesConference Host: Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

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.

Thank you to all who joined us online for the virtual 74th Annual Conference. Please visit the Conference Archives section of this site to review the 2020 conference program, and to learn more about the event.

At this time, our intention is to hold the 75th Annual Conference in person as scheduled. We are also exploring options to offer online content in a virtual format to allow as many people to participate as possible. We hope this hybrid option provides flexibility and will meet the needs of those who are unable to be onsite due to travel or budget or other restrictions. We'll continue to share updated details with you in the coming weeks and months ahead.

We look forward to collaborating onsite as well as online and providing opportunities for connection and professional development. We hope you will join us to engage, share and connect with your colleagues in the natural resources community.


Watch the 2021 Conference promotional video! 

General Event Inquiries

Delaney Meeting & Event Management
(802) 865-5202

Conference Updates

Dragons Tooth View with Hiker

  • Attendee registration for the 75th Annual Conference will open in the Summer of 2021. 
  • Call for Abstracts now open! Submit an abstract by the July 16 deadline. 
  • Special Symposia announced. Read the symposium overviews
  • Exhibitor and sponsor registration is open! Learn how you can support fish and wildlife conservation in the Southeast. 
  • To stay up to date on developments with the 75th Annual Conference,  join our email list.

Important Dates

  • Call for Submissions for Organized Symposia: Closed! 
  • Call for Papers for oral, posters, and peer-reviewed manuscripts will open by May 24.
  • Deadline to submit all abstracts (individual speakers within a symposium, general oral, posters, and peer-reviewed papers): July 16.
  • Deadline to submit peer-reviewed manuscripts: July 16.  Please note: manuscripts will need to be uploaded in the online form when submitting the abstract.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by end of July, and the schedule will be posted online by mid-August.

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