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Sunday, October 21 - Wednesday, October 24, 2018 • Mobile, Alabama

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 Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, the 72nd Annual Conference will be held at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Alabama. 

UPDATE: The regular Call for Abstracts is now open. The deadline to submit all abstracts (including individual speakers within a symposium, general oral, posters, and peer-reviewed papers) is May 15, 2018. Click here to learn more about the scientific program and to submit an abstract online

Seven special symposia will be included as part of the technical program at the 72nd Annual Conference. Read their overviews here

Additional event informaiton will be posted here as it becomes available. In the meantime, join our mailing list and mark your calendar with the 2018 conference dates! 

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • 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.
  • Lodging deadline: coming soon!
  • Early-bird registration deadline: coming soon!

Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration

The Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies needs your support! Please consider joining us as a sponsor or exhibitor at the 72nd Annual Conference. Please review the opportunities for exposure, and benefits of participating in the conference. Click here for details.



Gold Level Sponsors

Sovereign Sportsman Solutions

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Directors' Retreat Sponsor

Brandt Information Services  

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Meal & Special Event Sponsors

Brunswick  Ducks Unlimited  Kalkomey Enterprises 

National Shooting Sports Foundation  Sovereign Sportsman Solutions  American Fisheries Society - Southern Region  Miller Net Company

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Silver Level Sponsor

Archery Trade Association  Fresh Air Educators 

 Swarovski Optik

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Bronze Level Sponsors

Bass Pro Shops  Kalkomey Enterprises  National Rifle Association

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation  Ducks Unlimited  National Wild Turkey Federation  

Timmons Group  NIC Inc. 

Canadian NAWMP Partners

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Signage Sponsor

Voss Signs