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Schedule at a Glance
The following schedule is subject to change (as of November 23, 2020). Please check back for updates.

All meetings will take place in Central Time.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021
24-Hours
Available On Demand
Sessions for General Contributed Fisheries, Wildlife and Human Dimensions
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Central Time
Virtual Help Desk Open
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Central Time
Plenary Session I
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Central Time
Concurrent Organized Symposia
  • S-01: Coregonids in the Great Lakes Region: Resiliency, Rehabilitation, and Range Reduction (Part 1)
  • S-02: Effects of System Change on North American Percid Populations (Part 1)
  • S-03: Local Government Engagement around Public Land Ownership
  • S-04: Using Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act to Conserve Species and Avoid Future Listings
  • S-05: Wildlife Conservation in the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (Part 1)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Central Time
ePoster Gallery and Virtual Trade Show
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2021
24-Hours
Available On Demand
Sessions for General Contributed Fisheries, Wildlife and Human Dimensions
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Central Time
Virtual Help Desk Open
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Central Time
Plenary Session II
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Central Time
North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society Annual Business Meeting
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Central Time
Concurrent Organized Symposia
  • S-01: Coregonids in the Great Lakes Region: Resiliency, Rehabilitation, and Range Reduction (Part 2)
  • S-02: Effects of System Change on North American Percid Populations (Part 2)
  • S-05: Wildlife Conservation in the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (Part 2)
  • S-06: Changing the Agricultural Landscape with Cover Crops
  • S-07: Forestry and Wildlife Intertwined
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Central Time
Student & Professional Networking Event
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2021
24-Hours
Available On Demand
Sessions for General Contributed Fisheries, Wildlife and Human Dimensions
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Central Time
Virtual Help Desk Open
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Central Time
Concurrent Organized Symposia
  • S-08: Modelling, Spatial Prioritization, and Decision Support Tools for Coldwater Fish Management in the Midwest
  • S-02: Effects of System Change on North American Percid Populations (Part 3)
  • S-09: Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Evaluating Impacts to Non-target Taxa and Management Practices to Limit Effects (Part 1)
  • S-10: The Future of Aquaculture in the Midwest Region: Barriers and Opportunities (Part 1)
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Central Time
Concurrent Organized Symposia
  • S-01: Coregonids in the Great Lakes Region: Resiliency, Rehabilitation, and Range Reduction (Part 3)
  • S-11: Upper Mississippi River Bottomland Forests: Birds and Habitats
  • S-09: Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Evaluating Impacts to Non-target Taxa and Management Practices to Limit Effects (Part 2)
  • S-12: Urban and Community Fishing Programs: Working to Create Opportunities Close to Home
  • S-10: The Future of Aquaculture in the Midwest Region: Barriers and Opportunities (Part 2)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Central Time
Awards Celebration
Grab a snack and a beverage and join the celebration honoring winners of the TWS and AFS Awards and The Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award. We’ll also announce the Photo Contest Winners! Learn more about the awards being presented.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Time
AFS/TWS Joint Out in the Field GLBTQ+ event

This event is to foster support and community to GLBTQ+ wildlife and fisheries students and professionals. The event will consist of 2 parts:
  • Part 1 begins with an informational meeting about the initiatives unfolding in TWS and AFS for GLBTQ+ issues. Allies are welcome to this first portion of the meeting.

  • Part 2 will be a meeting with GLBTQ+ fish and wildlifers only; we appreciate the support from allies, but the intention is to create a fully safe space for GLBTQ+ attendees. The purpose of creating this space is to show support for each other, network, share experiences, and to identify places to make positive change to our societies and workplaces.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Central Time
Concurrent Workshops
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Central Time
Concurrent Workshops
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