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Sunday, October 29 - Wednesday, November 1, 2017 • Louisville, Kentucky

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 the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the 71st Annual Conference, "Creative Conservation Strategies for 21st Century Challenges" will be held at the Galt House Hotel in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract to be included in the technical program for the 71st Annual Conference! The deadline to submit abstracts has passed. The program committee is currently reviewing proposals and will send notifications of acceptance by early August. 

Seven special symposia will be included as part of the technical program at the 2017 SEAFWA Annual Conference. Read their overviews

Important Dates & Deadlines

Deadline to submit symposia proposals: March 20, 2017

Regular call for presentations opens: March 31, 2017

Deadline to submit related meetings, workshops, and affiliated events: April 15, 2017

Deadline to submit ALL ABSTRACTS (individual speakers within a symposium, general oral, posters, and peer reviewed papers): June 15, 2017

Deadline to submit peer-reviewed MANUSCRIPTS: June 30, 2017.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent in early August, and the schedule will be posted online in mid-August.

Early-bird pricing registration deadline: September 1, 2017. This is also the deadline for all presenters to register. 

Lodging deadline: October 7, 2017

Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration

The Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies needs your support! Please consider joining us as a sponsor or exhibitor at the 71st Annual Conference. Registration is open. Please review the opportunities for exposure, and benefits of participating in the conference. Click here for details.



Gold Level Sponsor

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  Timmons Group

National Wild Turkey Federation  NIC Inc.  

Canadian NAWMP Partners

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Signage Sponsor

Voss Signs