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2023 WNAR/IMS Annual Meeting


SAVE THE DATES: June 18-21, 2023

Hilton Anchorage

More information will be added as available.

Scientific program chairs: Audrey Hendricks, University of Colorado Denver; Wen (Rick) Zhou, Colorado State University

Local organizer: Jiaqi Huang, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Chair of Student Award Committee: Charlotte Gard, New Mexico State University

IMS program chair,  Hua Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles

The 2022 WNAR/IMS meeting will be held in Anchorage, Alaska from Sunday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 21, 2023. The conference will be held at Hilton Anchorage in downtown Anchorage. 

Join us during the season of the midnight sun in Alaska’s largest city, nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Anchorage is a place rich in culture, history, natural wonders, and wildlife. Explore more about Anchorage and the surrounding sites.

Call for Invited Session Proposals WNAR 2023    

Submit invited session proposals for the 2023 WNAR Annual Meeting!  The 2023 WNAR/IMS meeting will be held at the Hilton in Anchorage, Alaska from Sunday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 21, 2023.  Please complete the proposal form here to submit your ideas for invited session topics and organizers. Each invited session can include either 4 speakers, or 3 speakers and 1 discussant. Initial submissions require a title, description/motivation of the session, session chair and speaker names, affiliation, and emails.


Submissions are due December 10th, 2022 and consist of a short proposal. Accepted invited sessions will be notified by January 15, 2023 after which abstracts and registration will be due. Please contact local organizer Jiaqi Huang (jiaqi.huang@alaska.gov), WNAR program chairs Audrey Hendricks and Wen (Rick) Zhou (wnarprogramchair@gmail.com), or Hua Zhou (huazhou@ucla.edu) IMS program chair for more information. 

Contributed Paper Submission

More information to come.

Student Paper Competition

WNAR holds a student paper competition each year in conjunction with its annual conference.  Awards for Outstanding Written Paper and Outstanding Oral Presentation include a certificate of recognition and a $500 cash prize.

Conference registration is free for all student members of IBS.

All eligible entrants receive discounts for short course registration.  For details on eligibility, guidelines for manuscript preparation, and review criteria, please visit the link.

Important Dates

Invited session proposals due December 10, 2022

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