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Annual Meeting

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. 

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2021 Annual Meeting

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

2021 Annual Meeting Beverly square

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! 

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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