Call for Abstracts, Posters and Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Now Accepting Organized Symposia

We are now accepting proposals for Organized Symposia for the 2018 Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Annual Conference! Anyone interested in coordinating a symposium for the conference should submit a proposal online by Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:59 PM (EST). CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

About the Scientific Program

The scientific program will consist of three types of sessions: 

  1. Organized Symposia – a series of integrated presentations that address aspects of a single topic or theme, submitted as an organized group of speakers; 

  2. Contributed Oral Presentations – individual oral presentations that are grouped into sessions by conference organizers; and 

  3. Poster Presentations – 4’x4’ printed poster showcased as part of the Poster Viewing & Reception.


All abstracts will be collected online only. Abstract submittals must include the title, author name(s) and affiliation(s), and the abstract (limited to 250 words). The call for abstracts will open March 26, 2018. 

Track Options: Abstracts, posters, and peer reviewed manuscripts selected for presentation will be grouped to form thematic sessions, based on selected disciplines: Law Enforcement, Legal, IT/Licensing, Administration & Business, Marketing, R3 & Communications, Fisheries and Wildlife.  Authors have the option of indicating interest in an Organized Symposium, either as an invited speaker, or if you want your talk to be considered for a particular symposium. Organized symposia will be finalized first and added to the general Call for Papers with “Symposia Overviews” posted to the conference website for reference (coming soon!).

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Authors choosing to submit a peer-reviewed manuscript must follow the submission guide to authors. Note: authors submitting peer-reviewed manuscripts for consideration will be expected to also serve as manuscript reviewers. Questions regarding abstracts and manuscripts for peer-review should be directed to:


Christopher E. Comer, Ph.D.
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
Stephen F. Austin State University
Box 6109 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX  75962

Dr. Steve Sammons
Research Fellow IV
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Science
Auburn University
203 Swingle Hall
Auburn, Alabama 36849

Important Dates

  • Call for Submissions for Organized Symposia: Opens February 15; Deadline: March 15.
  • Organized Symposia finalized and announced by March 23. 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
  • 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 early August, and the schedule will be posted online in mid-August.
  • 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.