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Call for Presentations
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, October 16 at 11:59 p.m. EST
The Program Committee for the 78th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference is seeking presentation proposals. Sixteen special symposia will be included as part of the technical program; some are accepting presentation proposals though the regular call for abstracts and others are by invitation only. Read overviews here.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a presentation proposal so far! For one-time only, we are extending the call for presentations to fill a few remaining slots in the technical program. If you'd like to present, this is your LAST CHANCE to submit a proposal. Don't miss the Monday, October 16 deadline.

Abstract Submission Instructions:
  • The scientific program will consist of three types of sessions: Symposia (oral presentations organized by a topic of interest); Contributed Oral Presentation (grouped into sessions by topic); and Poster Presentations. We'll also have a Lightning Session showcasing 10-minute presentations in a fast-paced format, to be scheduled in a one-hour session on Wednesday, January 31st.

  • Submissions will be collected online only. Deadline to submit will be: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

  • Each submission must include the following: Contact Information, Presentation Type (Oral or Poster); Title of Presentation, Authors and Affiliations, Abstract (up to 300 words) and Tags/Keywords. Please include all of the requested information and use the required format.

  • For Oral presentations there will be options to select from a list of Symposia, or General Contributed Paper Session Themes. See “Symposia Overview” page for details on symposia options and please note that some are by “Invite Only” and only invited speakers will be included.

  • For the General Contributed Papers, you will have the option of selecting General Fisheries, General Wildlife, or Human Dimensions/Outreach/Public Engagement.

  • All abstract submissions will also need to select up to 3 “tags” or Key Words that best describe your presentation. These be will be posted online along with the abstracts for attendees to quickly determine the focus of your presentation; and may also be used by the Program Committee to create session tracks. Tag options are:
    Amphibian/Reptile, Avian, Behavior, Bioeconomics, Climate, Conservation Biology, Culture, Diseases/Parasites, Ecology, Enforcement, Exotic/Invasive Species, Fisheries Techniques, Fishing/Field Surveys, Forest, Freshwater Fish-Muskie, Freshwater Fish-Walleye, Freshwater Fish-Bass, Freshwater Fish-Other, Genetics-Fish, Genetics-Wildlife, Grassland, Great Lakes, Habitat, Human Dimensions, Hunting, Inland Lake/Reservoir, Invertebrate, Landscape Ecology, Mammal, Management, Modeling, Nutrition, Outreach/Communication, Physiology, Policy/Law, Population Dynamics, Restoration/Enhancement, River/Stream, Statistics, Survey Methods, Technology/Geographic Information Systems, Threatened and Endangered Species, Tribal, Urban Wildlife, Wetland, Wildlife Techniques, Other

  • You may begin the submission process and return to your saved proposal any time up until the submission deadline. You can also login and make any modifications only until the submission deadline.

  • Please submit an abstract only if you plan to attend the meeting. Presenting authors must be registered for the conference on the day of their scheduled presentation.

  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of October, and the schedule will be posted by mid-November.
Undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students are invited to submit a Research-in-Progress Poster for the 78th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference.

Space is limited to 15 posters; first-come, first-serve.

Eligible posters include:
  1. Research that is in progress
  2. A proposed research project (with a focus on study design)
  3. Results from completed undergraduate research projects
  4. Student chapter research projects that may not be appropriate for the regular poster sessions (these may include a class or group research project).
The Student Research-in-Progress Poster session will be held separately from the contributed poster sessions. You should NOT submit the same abstract for the Student Research-in-Progress Poster session if you have already submitted it as a Contributed Paper or Poster abstract through the general call for presentations. This is an excellent opportunity to receive feedback and suggestions from both professionals and peers. Posters may be no larger than 4 ft. wide x 3 ft. tall.
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts:
Abstracts for The Student Research-in-Progress Poster Session should be submitted through the online conference registration link (coming soon!) When you register for the conference you will be prompted with a question to participate in the In-Progress Poster Session and will be asked to provide a title and brief abstract (up to 250 words.) Only one submission per primary author is allowed.

Abstract Review:
Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee. You will be notified by mid-January by email regarding whether your abstract was accepted.
For questions about program content, contact: Scott Hull, Director, Office of Applied Science, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Scott.Hull@Wisconsin.gov.

If you need assistance filling out the online submission form or withdrawing a proposal, please contact Meg Boera at meg@delaneymeetingevent.com.
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