78th Annual Conference

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OCTOBER 12-16, 2024 | AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

The 78th Annual Conference will be hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Make plans now to join us October 12-16, 2024 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center in Augusta, Georgia.

Visit the Announcements/Important Dates section for updates.

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, citizens' organizations, universities, private wildlife research groups, fisheries and wildlife scientists, agency enforcement personnel, and other natural resource-related organizations. 

If you have an innovative idea on a timely subject that would appeal to fish and wildlife professionals from across the region, we invite you to submit a symposium proposal for consideration. Visit the "call for program content" section of this site to learn more. 

On behalf of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA), we invite you to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor! Visit the Sponsors / Exhibitors section of this site to learn more about opportunities to get involved. 

Register to Attend 

Registration for the 78th Annual Conference will open in late July. 

Pricing and Options

Please check back for pricing and registration options for our 2024 Conference. 

What's Included

  • The Full Conference Registration and Student Registration fee includes the following meals and social events: Welcome Reception on Sunday evening; Student/Professional Lunch on Monday (RSVP required); Tradeshow & Poster Social on Monday evening; Continental Breakfast Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, coffee breaks daily, and the Awards Banquet on Tuesday evening.
  • The One-Day Registration fee includes meals and social events on the day they are attending.

Cancellation Policy

Please check back for our 2024 Conference cancellation policy. 

Questions?

Any questions or comments regarding registration or the conference, please call the conference office at 802-865-5202 or via email at info@delaneymeetingevent.com.

Location & Lodging Information 

We are pleased to announce that the 78th Annual Conference will be held October 12-16, 2024 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. Overnight accommodations are available for a discounted rate of $175/night plus 14% tax plus $5.00 City Tourism Fee. Reservations at that rate will be available until September 20, 2024, or until the SEAFWA group block is full; whichever occurs first.
Book Online Here

 

Federal Per Diem:
A limited number of rooms will be available at the prevailing government per diem rate for those who are eligible and provide a valid government ID upon check-in. This block is for federal government employees only. Make your reservation in the Government Block here

 

 

Call for SYMPOSIA NOW OPEN! 

About the Scientific Program

The scientific program will consist of three types of sessions:

  • Organized Symposia – A series of integrated presentations that address aspects of a single topic or theme.
  • Contributed Oral Presentations – Individual oral presentations that are grouped into thematic sessions based on selected disciplines: Fisheries; Wildlife; Law Enforcement; Legal; and Marketing/R3/Communications.
  • Poster Presentations – 4’x4’ printed poster showcased as part of the Poster Session on Monday.

Call for Symposia 

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 (opening mid-May). 

Organized symposium proposals will be collected online only via the link below, through the cut-off date of April 29, 2024

Submit a Proposal to Organize a Symposium

Responsibilities of Symposia Organizers

Organizers are responsible for coordinating with the Program Committee, planning their sessions, selecting instructors/presenters, moderating their sessions, and meeting all deadlines. SEAFWA does not pay registration fees, travel expenses, or honoraria for symposium organizers or presenters. All organizers and invited speakers are required to register for the conference and pay applicable fees.

Call for Abstracts Opening Mid-May

The Call for Abstracts for oral (general sessions and symposia) and poster presentations will open mid-May and close late June. Please note that if accepted, all presenters, whether presenting in the general oral or poster session, are required to register and pay the applicable fees. Please check back for additional information. 

Important Dates

  • Call for Symposia: Open March 14 to April 29
  • Call for Abstracts for oral presentations and posters: Opens Mid-May
  • Deadline to submit all abstracts (individual speakers within a symposium, general oral, and posters): Late June
  • 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.

Click here for details on peer-reviewed manuscripts

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

On behalf of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA), we invite you to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor! The 2024 Annual Meeting will be held October 12 - 16, 2024 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center in Augusta, Georgia. We hope you will be able to join us!

Download the Sponsor Registration Brochure

Register Online to Participate

About the Conference

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. 

Questions About Exhibiting or Sponsoring? 

Contact Karen Forbes at (802) 865-5202 or karen@delaneymeetingevent.com.