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We hope you'll join us for the 75th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference - Natural Resource Management in an Increasingly Connected World, February 8-11, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indiana. The annual conference attracts over 800 biologists and students from state, federal and tribal natural resource agencies across the 13 Midwestern states. Highlights include: over 400 technical talks, poster displays, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

More information will be available in the coming months; please check back for updates.
Symposia and Workshops Recently Announced
Click here to review the Fisheries and Wildlife Symposia offered at the conference.

See what workshops are being offered as the kick-off to this year's conference.
Call for Presentations - Deadline Extended!
Thank you to all who have already submitted a proposal! Interested in submitting a presentation idea for the 75th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference? Please review the guidelines then submit an abstract online by November 1, 2014 to be considered! Click here for more information.
Requesting an Associated Meeting
Midwest fish & wildlife committees, working groups, universities, organizations, agencies, and others interested in holding a meeting or social function in association with the conference, should complete the Request for Associated Meeting Form (deadline: Dec. 1, 2014).
Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities Available
The Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference invites you to participate as an exhibitor and/or sponsor at the upcoming 2015 conference. Sponsors receive varying levels of visibility at the conference, appropriate to the investment. Exhibitors enjoy dedicated time with conference attendees during breaks and socials. Click here for details and select the level of involvement that’s right for you.
Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award for Outstanding Students
We are pleased to accept applications for the Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award from fisheries and wildlife undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to attend the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference.

Up to 25 students will be selected and formally recognized for their achievements during the Conference’s Student/Mentor Social. Two students, one majoring in fisheries management and one majoring in wildlife management, will be presented with a Fenske Memorial Award that includes a scholarship of $500. The winners of the Fenske Memorial Award will be selected based on the characteristics that made Jan Fenske a remarkable fisheries biologist. For more information on Jan Fenske and the history of the award, please visit http://www.fisheriessociety.org/miafs/jfenske_award.html.

To apply, please submit:
  • A resume that includes your GPA.
  • One letter of recommendation submitted directly from either an academic advisor or professional in fisheries or wildlife management.
  • A one-page cover letter that discusses future career goals and reasons for attending the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference.
Application materials should be sent by email to JoAnn Alexander at AlexanderJ7@michigan.gov. Please indicate “Fenske Award” in the email subject line.

The deadline for submission is December 12, 2014 and applicants will be notified of their selection by January 5, 2015.

Questions regarding the award should be sent to Jessica Mistak, Fenske Award Committee Chair, at mistakj@michigan.gov.

The Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award is sponsored by:
North Central Division, Indiana and Michigan Chapters of the American Fisheries Society
Indiana and Michigan Chapters of The Wildlife Society
75th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Steering Committee
Thank you to our 2014 conference sponsors for their generous support.
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