Save the Date!

Sunday, October 25 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Springfield, Missouri

SEAFWA 2020 Springfield MissouriThe 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.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is looking forward to hosting the 74th Annual SEAFWA Conference to be held at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri, on Sunday, October 25 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

The theme for the conference is: Design for the Future

We realize the impact of the coronavirus is being felt across our region right now, and we know this is a challenging time for everyone. Since we can't predict the prolonged impact for the future, we plan to run the conference as scheduled and will adapt conference deadlines and policies as necessary. We will continue to provide updates on our plans for a successful event.

Conference Updates

Now accepting proposals for Organized Symposia!

At this time we are still looking for a few ideas for organized symposia. If you have an innovative idea on a timely subject that would appeal to fish and wildlife professionals from across the Southeastern U.S., we invite you to submit a proposal for consideration.- click here to submit a proposal.

An Organized Symposium is a series of integrated presentations that address aspects of a single topic or theme. Symposia are the scientific centerpiece of the conference and will run concurrently with other technical sessions. A symposium can consist of invited speakers only or be open to accepting presentations from the general call for abstracts, which will open by end of April, 2020.


Attendee registration for the 74th Annual Conference will open in July 2020 and Sponsor & Exhibitor registration will open in April 2020. Please check back for pricing and updates. 
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Scientific Program Important Dates

  • Call for Submissions for Organized Symposia: Opens March 2; Deadline: April 9
  • Organized Symposia finalized and announced by April 17. 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 Papers for oral, posters, and peer-reviewed manuscripts: Opens: April 17
  • Deadline to submit all abstracts (individual speakers within a symposium, general oral, posters, and peer-reviewed papers): May 29
  • Deadline to submit peer-reviewed manuscripts: May 29Please note: manuscripts will need to be uploaded in the online form when submitting the abstract.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by end of June, and the schedule will be posted online in early August.


Coming soon!