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Join us in Spokane, WA for the SWS 2023 Annual Meeting, June 27-30!


Join us for the

SWS Annual Meeting

June 27-30, 2023

Spokane, WA

The Society of Wetland Scientists’ Annual Meeting will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel in downtown Spokane, Washington, on June 27-30, 2023.

Our theme this year is “Wetland adaptation from Floodplains to Ridgelines.” We aim to provide a safe in-person event for scientists, policymakers, and practitioners to share their knowledge and gather ideas for the future of wetlands in an ever-evolving political landscape while continuing to advance the current focus on climate science.

We’d like to highlight how science can inform design, how design can inform science, and how to relay this information to regulators and policymakers to continue to protect vulnerable wetlands and other aquatic resources in the West, across the US, and all around the world. Our unique conference is a wonderful forum for collaboration from all sides of the world of wetlands.

We will have an amazing and diverse lineup of plenary speakers, symposia, and oral and poster presentations that will highlight coordination between different wetland sectors and disciplines while providing opportunities to collaborate on related topics like:

  • Indigenous or tribal interests for restoring native ecosystems to build resilience
  • Restoring or managing ecosystems to meet subsistence or cultural objectives
  • Tackling climate change
  • Water resource management
  • Soil carbon sequestration
  • Current approaches used for wetland education and outreach
  • and more!

Field Trips. Stay tuned! We will have outstanding field trips in eastern Washington and the northern Idaho region that will showcase the unique wetland and riparian systems of the Pacific Northwest. Registration and details will be available soon!

A variety of networking events will be hosted throughout the week and the conference itself is a block from the beautiful Spokane River and its Riverfront Park (one of the country’s best urban parks).

We hope to see you in Spokane!

– Nate Hough-Snee and Yvonne Vallette, 2023 Program Committee Chairs


Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

A variety of sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available on a first-come, first-selected basis and are sure to provide international exposure among leaders in wetland science.

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