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Sunday, October 29 - Wednesday, November 1, 2017 • Louisville, Kentucky

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 the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the 71st Annual Conference, "Creative Conservation Strategies for 21st Century Challenges" will be held at the Galt House Hotel in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky.

We are now accepting proposals for Organized Symposia! Anyone interested in coordinating a symposium for the conference should submit a proposal online by March 20, 2017. Learn more about submitting a proposal

Important Dates & Deadlines

Deadline to submit symposia proposals: March 20, 2017.

Regular call for presentations opens: March 24, 2017.

Deadline to submit all abstracts (individual speakers within a symposium, general oral, posters, and peer reviewed papers): May 30, 2017

Deadline to submit peer-reviewed manuscripts: June 15, 2017.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by end of July, and the schedule will be posted online in mid-August.

Early-bird pricing registration deadline: September 1, 2017. This is also the deadline for all presenters to register. 

Lodging deadline: October 7, 2017

Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration

The Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies will need your support! Please consider joining us as an exhibitor or sponsor at the 71st Annual Conference. Registration will open in January 2017; in the meantime, please review the opportunities for exposure, and benefits of participating in the conference. Click here for details.



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