2020 Virtual Meeting
December 1-3, 2020
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.
2021 Annual Meeting
Spokane, Washington (U.S.) | June 1 - 4, 2021
Our theme for next year’s meeting is Wetland Science 2021: Adaptation Drives Innovation. We have selected the industrious North American beaver (Castor canadensis), as our conference mascot. The current role and profound historical influence of these ecosystem engineers on watersheds, wetlands and hydrology are foci for innovative management models and restoration research. We are developing program symposia now and are compiling local and international research topics that highlight key research areas and challenging wetland management issues.
Although we cannot predict what June 2021 will look like for the ever-evolving world pandemic, we are planning a compelling program of speakers, research and presentations that will have a voice and platform for discussion. If all goes well, we plan on hosting the conference at the Davenport Grand, in the heart of the great town of Spokane. There are extensive parks and open spaces at the doorstep of the hotel, and wildlife refuges and wilderness a short drive away. We are also planning for contingencies, including more, smaller session gatherings and opportunities to remotely share information with folks who may have difficulties traveling.
We hope you can join us and share your research at the SWS 2021 Annual Meeting!
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.