CELEBRATING GEORGIA’S AQUATIC DIVERSITY

Join us January 19 – 21, 2021 for the Georgia AFS Virtual Annual Conference. 

The 2021 Conference Program will include: presentations on cutting-edge scientific research, opportunities to share experience and knowledge, networking opportunities to build relationships with colleagues, technical sessions and posters to entice the mind, and an awards event to celebrate achievements.

We welcome topics including, but not limited to, fisheries management, aquatic invasive species, fish health, aquaculture, endangered species, non-game aquatic species, fisheries ecology in the urban interface, and all coastal fisheries.

Check below for instructions on how to submit abstracts and your video presentations.

Georgia AFS 2021 Virtual Meeting Agenda

Registration

Georgia AFS will be charging a modest registration fee to attend the 2021 Annual Virtual Conference.  Proceeds collected from registration fees will help cover the cost to deliver a meeting that provides attendees with a rewarding conference experience and any proceeds remaining after we pay meeting expenses will be used to fund the Chapter’s public outreach efforts and provide additional support to the GoFish Education Center classroom.

Registration fees for professionals will be $30 for members and $40 for non-members.  Registration for students and retirees will be Free for the 2021 meeting.  Although your registration might be free, we still need you to complete the registration form.

Because the virtual meeting format has dramatically reduced the costs of hosting the meeting, we voted to allow students to attend the meeting free of charge.  We hope your school will take advantage of the great educational opportunity this provides, by encouraging your students to register for the meeting and even incorporating oral and poster presentations, symposia, and other meeting components into your class activities.  We further hope that if you do so, you will consider making an institutional donation to the chapter (suggested amount $50-$100), of which 100% will be directed toward funding student travel and development of educational programs and materials in the future.

We need all participants to complete the Registration Google Form to ensure all attendees receive instructions on how to access the virtual meeting.

Do you need a word doc registration form? GAAFS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting form

We need everyone to complete the Chapter Membership form even if you paid for your Chapter membership through AFS.

You can use our online store to pay for your conference registration and Chapter membership dues. When you use our online store the prices are adjusted to help cover processing fees. Registration is $31 for Chapter members and $41 for non-members. Membership is $11.

Video Presentation Instructions

Oral presentation videos should not exceed 10 minutes and poster video presentations should not exceed 5 minutes. All videos are due to the Chapter by January 8, 2021.

STUDENTS MAY HAVE UNTIL JANUARY 15TH, BUT THOSE STUDENTS WHO SUBMIT THEIR VIDEOS BY JANUARY 8TH WILL BE REWARDED WITH BONUS POINTS ON THE JUDGING SHEET AS LONG AS THEY ARE WITHIN THE ALLOTTED TIME LIMIT.

All presenters need to follow the video submission instructions provided.

2021 Video Submission Instructions

You can visit our Presentations Resources page for instructions on how to make your video presentations.

Fundraising/Donations

Each year at the annual meeting the Chapter has a raffle/silent auction to fund conservation projects, community outreach projects, training workshops, scholarships, and travel awards which support the Chapter and its mission.  Recent contributions include a donation to the GoFish Education Center classroom in Perry, GA and a donation to support the Crayfish Creek restoration project.

The Chapter accepts monetary donations as well as raffle/silent auction donations.  You can contact our Fundraising Chair, Jackson Sibley, for more information.

https://gaafs.org/support-the-chapter/