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2024 WNAR/IMS Annual Meeting


Save the date! The 2024 WNAR/IMS meeting will be in Fort Collins, Colorado from Sunday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 12. The conference will be joint with the 2024 Graybill Conference, to be held at Colorado State University. More info to be added to this site as planning progresses. See below for award and student opportunities.

There will be short courses, a Presidential Invited Address, invited and contributed sessions, young investigator events, and a Student Paper Award with oral sessions. The local organizer is Wen Rick Zhou, Colorado State University. Email wnar@wnar.org with questions.


Fort Collins is 65 miles (105 km) north of Denver, approximately 2 hours from major ski resorts and 45 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. The city has a thriving arts scene and an extensive mix of outdoor recreation activities. Visit www.visitftcollins.com to learn about this beautiful area.


To learn more about the Colorado State University campus, visit www.colostate.edu

WNAR/IBS Outstanding Impact Award and Lectureship


Submit nominations for the 2024 WNAR of the IBS Outstanding Impact Award and Lectureship by November 1, 2023. 


Important Dates

November 1, 2023: deadline for submission of 2024 WNAR/IBS Outstanding Impact Award and Lectureship

TBD: deadline for submission of invited session proposals
TBD: deadline for abstracts of Invited Oral Presentations

TBD: deadline for Contributed Oral abstract submissions

TBD: deadline for Student Paper abstracts

TBD: end of early bird registration

TBD: deadline for full paper submissions of students participating in Student paper competition

TBD: end of online registration

WNAR Indigenous Student Travel Award

WNAR is offering a travel supplement for an Indigenous student from within the WNAR region to attend our annual conference.  Eligible students include Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands. To apply, please send a letter outlining your connection to Indigenous peoples and why you are looking forward to attending the WNAR annual conference, to: wnar@wnar.org. Deadline for applications is TBD 2024. 

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.

All eligible (students within WNAR region) entrants receive discounts for short course registration and $500 to support travel. For details on eligibility, guidelines for manuscript preparation, and review criteria, please visit the link.

  • Registration
    • Students must register for the conference and submit their abstract on or before TBD, 2024.
    • Student paper competition participants can also join our banquet for free! More information about the student paper competition can be found here (https://wnar.org/WNAR-Student-Competition). 
    • Conference registration is free for all student members of IBS.
  • Submission
  • Abstracts should be submitted via the google form (link) and the paper should be sent to the Student Paper Competition Committee Chair Charlotte Gard (wnar2023.student.comp@gmail.com).
  • Student must submit their papers on or before TBD, 2024

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