2023 Schedule of Events

113th AFWA Annual Meeting

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies will host the 113th AFWA Annual Meeting at the Marriott, Hyatt and Telus Center in Calgary, Alberta, September 23-27, 2023. This annual event provides a forum for conservation leadership and brings together more than 700 leaders from fish and wildlife agencies and conservation groups from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canada and Mexico in order to discuss conservation policy and management issues and accomplishments. Attendees include key decision makers in the field of fish and wildlife, including; directors, assistant directors, program managers, and others involved in fisheries, wildlife habitat, law enforcement, legal affairs, industry, as well as public affairs (information and education). 
When: Saturday, September 23- Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Where: Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
Learn more.

Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) 77th Annual Conference 

The 77th Annual Conference will be hosted by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Please join us at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas, October 15-18, 2023. The Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is a forum for the exchange of ideas and critical information regarding the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources primarily in the southeast. The conference attracts over 500 representatives from state and federal agencies, citizens' organizations, universities, private wildlife research groups, fisheries and wildlife scientists, agency enforcement personnel, and other natural resource-related organizations. 
When: Sunday, October 15- Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Where: Corpus Christi, TX
Learn more

Webinar: USGS Science Vision for Native Freshwater Mussel Research

AFWA has teamed up with the US Geological Survey to host a joint webinar on the US Geological Survey Science Vision for Native Freshwater Mussel Research in the United States on October 24 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm (EST). This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the science vision and will devote considerable time to questions and facilitating an open community dialogue session. 
When: October 12, 2023 @12pm EST
Where: Webinar
Learn more.

WAFWA Executive Leadership Meeting

The WAFWA Executive Leadership Meeting will be November 28th to December 1st, 2023 at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Nevada.
When: Tuesday, November 28- Friday, December 1, 2023
Where: Henderson, NV
Learn more.

Executive Committee Meeting [INVITATION ONLY]

The AFWA Executive Committee will meet December 10-12, 2023 at AFWA Headquarters. This is an invitation only event.
When: Sunday, December 10- Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Where: Washington, D.C.
Learn more.