Annual Meeting 2019

Utah Chapter Annual AFS Meeting 2019

The 2019 Utah Chapter Annual AFS meeting was a huge success.

Click here to enjoy highlights from the 2019 annual meeting.

 

 

 


Change in Social Venue and Program Availability 

Update as of March 7, 2019 

Hello Utah fisheries professionals:

We are busy making last minute arrangements for next week’s meeting.  One major change in the meeting that you need to be aware of is the CHANGE IN VENUE FOR THE OPENING SOCIAL.  We ran into a snag with hosting the March 12th opening social at Good Thymes Restaurant/The Balcony, so we have had to move the social back to the Utah Valley Convention Center, Cascade Room C.  The social will run from 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm.  This is the only major change since my last message.

In addition, we have posted a final Agenda (click here) and now our meeting Program (click here).  Please check them out for meeting specifics and remember to print the Agenda or download the Program onto your computer or phone as we will not have hard copies available at the meeting.  The Program contains all of the meeting specifics from parking options near the convention center to shuttle service options if you are staying at the Springhill Suites.  There have been a few minor changes made to the Agenda, so please take a look and confirm that your presentation time has not changed.

I look forward to seeing you at the annual meeting!

Paul Thompson
President
Utah Chapter American Fisheries Society
(801) 538-7420
[email protected]

 

 

 


Last Call for Papers and Early Registration 

Update as of February 12, 2019 

Hello Utah fisheries professionals:

This is the last call for the upcoming Utah AFS Chapter meeting in Provo Utah.  You have through Saturday February 16, 2019 to:

Register (Click Here) – Starting February 17th, registration rates will go up $20 and registration will only be open for one additional week.  Just a reminder to Utah Division of Wildlife Resource employees – you are only eligible to be reimbursed for the early registration amount.  While registering for the meeting, you should consider signing up for one of the great Continuing Education courses being offered on March 12th (R-101 and How to Get Your Message Across Concisely).  If you only plan on attending the Lake Sucker Summit, registration is free, but you still need to register so we can plan for meeting space and breaks.

Submit your paper or poster – abstracts can be submitted (Click Here).  Please consider submitting a poster or oral presentation for one of our great themed sessions or for the contributed paper session.  For more information on the oral sessions and guidelines for paper submission, please visit our chapter website  (https://utah.fisheries.org).

Submit awards – Please consider nominating your colleague’s for an award!  Nominations need to be sent to Chance Broderius at [email protected].

Photo submissions – Please consider submitting your fish, wildlife, and landscape photos from the year. We would like to showcase photos from your work projects and adventures during the banquet.  Photos can be submitted to Chante Lundskog at [email protected].

Post Meeting Competition – Following the conclusion of our Utah Chapter meeting on March 14th, we will be hosting a hatchet throwing contest at the Heber Valley Hatchets.  While we don’t necessarily need to have everyone sign up by February 16th, we need to begin gauging interest for this event as a minimum of 8 people are needed to get the discounted rate.  Please contact George Weekley ([email protected]) if you are interested.

The Utah Chapter AFS EXCOM has been working hard to organize this year’s meeting and it is shaping up to be one of our best!  If you are a federal employee and you are wondering if you should sign up and submit an abstract, we encourage you to do so this week during early registration.  If we enter another government shutdown, we will work with you so that you are not charged for a meeting that you can’t attend.  If you have additional questions related to another potential shutdown, please work through myself ([email protected]) or George Weekley ([email protected]) with questions.

Paul Thompson
President
Utah Chapter American Fisheries Society
(801) 538-7420
[email protected]