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Annual Meeting

2020 Virtual Meeting

December 1-3, 2020

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The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is excited to announce our inaugural virtual meeting on December 1-3, 2020, themed “Wetland Connections Over 40 Years”. We listened to your feedback and decided that a smaller, virtual meeting is in order to celebrate the SWS 40th anniversary and to showcase our members’ outstanding work in wetlands. Our goal is to offer an abbreviated format for the SWS community to connect, to share research, and to continue expanding our Society’s global network.

We are now accepting short abstracts through our Call for Lightning Talks for the 2020 Virtual Meeting. The deadline to submit a lightning talk abstract is Monday, October 5, 2020. Abstracts relevant to the meeting’s theme are particularly encouraged. Due to a short turnaround time, we are not able to offer extensions beyond this date. Submit your proposal here.

Lightning talks are 5-minute pre-recorded presentations covering a bite-sized bit of research. The goal is to present your work in a quick, insightful and clear manner. These concise talks are intended to grab the attention of the audience, convey key information, and allow for several presenters to share their ideas over a short time period with an opportunity for presenter-audience exchange following all pre-recorded presentations. Lightning talk organizers are required to explain their research findings in just 5-minutes using five slides. Suggested breakdown of slides is as follows:

• Slide 1: Introduction
• Slide 2: Methods
• Slides 3-5: Results & Discussion

Abstracts will be evaluated by the Virtual Program Committee, and final decisions will be announced in mid-October 2020. Lightning talk sessions will encompass a series of 5 short talks with 5 minutes of Q&A for all presenters at the end of the session. All pre-recordings must be finalized and submitted to SWS by Monday, November 16.

Please complete the below form by Monday, October 5, 2020. A submission confirmation will be sent for the applicant’s records upon receipt of the abstract. All proposed lightning talks will be evaluated by the 2020 Virtual Program Committee and final decisions will be announced in mid-October 2020. 


2021 Annual Meeting

Spokane, Washington (U.S.) | June 1 - 4, 2021

SWS 2021 Annual Meeting | Submission Process

2021 Annual Meeting Beverly squareSWS will be hosting the 2021 Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington, USA, June 1-4. 
(Note that this meeting is separate from the postponed RE3 Conference in Quebec City. As a reminder, SWS is no longer a partner in the RE3 Conference.)

The call for organized symposium and workshop proposals is now open, until Wednesday, September 30

Abstract submission will open Wednesday, October 28, 2020, and Registration will open in December. 

If you previously had an accepted abstract, symposium or workshop proposal for the Quebec RE3 conference and would instead prefer to present your stand-alone abstract or host your symposium / workshop at the SWS 2021 Annual Meeting, you should withdraw your submission from RE3 as soon as possible.  Special consideration will be given to proposal submissions that were previously accepted to the RE3 conference. 

We hope you can join us and share your research at the SWS 2021 Annual Meeting! 

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2022 Annual Meeting

Grand Rapids, Michigan (U.S.) | May 16-20

SWS will be part of Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) in 2022, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

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SWS Annual Meeting Timeline

2022 Grand Rapids, MI
(Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting)
2021 Spokane, WA
2020 Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic, and SWS could no longer participate: Québec City, Canada - Québec RE3 Conference, joint meeting with the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) and the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
2019 Baltimore, MD
2018 Denver, CO
2017 San Juan, Puerto Rico
2016 Corpus Christi, TX
2015 Providence, RI
2014 Portland, OR (Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting)
2013 Duluth, MN
2012 Orlando, FL
2011 Prague, Czech Republic
2010 Salt Lake City, UT
2009 Madison, WI
2008 Washington, DC
2007 Sacramento, CA
2006 Cairns, Australia
2005 Charleston, SC
2004 Seattle, WA
2003 New Orleans, LA
2002 Lake Placid, NY
2001 Chicago, IL
2000 Quebec City, Canada 
1999 Norfolk, VA
1998 Anchorage, AK
1997 Bozeman, MT
1996 Kansas City, MO
1995 Cambridge, MA
1994 Portland, OR
1993 Edmonton, Canada
1992 New Orleans, LA
1991 Ann Arbor, MI
1990 Breckenridge, CO
1989 Orlando, FL
1988 Washington, DC
1987 Seattle, WA
1986 Biloxi, MS
1985 Durham, NH
1984 San Francisco, CA
1983 St. Paul, MN
1982 Wrightsville Beach, NC
1981 Alexandria, LA
1980 Tampa, FL