Reminder: JAN 26 Deadline for Abstract Submission for AOS 2018 Annual Meeting & Student Competitions

REMINDER: ABSTRACTS & AWARD COMPETITION APPLICATIONS DUE SOON
The deadline for Abstract Submission andStudent & Post-Doctoral Travel, Presentation, and Research Awards Competition is:
Friday, 26 January 2018, 4:00 pm Eastern

Greetings from the beautiful Sonoran Desert. AOS President Steve Beissinger and the 2018 Local Planning Committee are excited to host the 136th meeting of American Ornithology and the 2nd annual meeting of the AOS. Please join us in Tucson, AZ for the 2018 conference, “Celebrating Connections: Birds Across Borders” at the Hilton El Conquistador, April 9-14.

We invite you to submit an abstract for consideration as part of the Scientific Program. We encourage abstracts from all members of the ornithological community, and look forward to a welcoming and inclusive meeting.

Abstracts must be submitted by 26 January 2018 at 4:00 pm Eastern using the conference Abstract Submission system in the OSNA Member Portal.

Also Use the OSNA Member Portal to:

  • REGISTER (Early registration rates through 20 February 2018)
  • APPLY FOR STUDENT AND POST-DOCTORAL TRAVEL AWARDS 
    • Apply for a travel award to attend the 2018 AOS annual meeting while submitting your abstract through the Oral Presentation & Poster Abstract Submission Form in the OSNA Membership Portal
    • For information on eligibility and other details, click here
  • APPLY FOR THE STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARDS COMPETITION 
    • Indicate your desire to be considered for a presentation award while submitting an abstract through the Oral Presentation & Poster Abstract Submission Form in the OSNA Membership Portal
    • For information on eligibility and other details, click here
  • APPLY FOR STUDENT AND POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARDS 
    • Submit your proposal materials through the Research Awards competition in the OSNA Membership Portal
    • For information on eligibility and other details, click here 

*AOS student members include (1) currently enrolled students of any country, at any level (pre-college through post-doctoral fellow), and (2) students who are between degree-seeking programs with the intent to re-enter a degree program in the future.

Reserve Your Room Now:

Book your room early at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador. Room information and options are outlined on the meeting accomodations webpage. You may make reservations for standard rooms by phone and online. Reservations for junior suites and casitas must be made via email. If you are interested in room sharing, email AOS18AZ@gmail.com with “room sharing inquiry” in the subject line; you will be invited to a Facebook group focused on room sharing among registrants at this meeting.

Call for Volunteers:

Student members! You can help with logistics during the meeting and enjoy a reduced registration cost – see the Call for Volunteers. Before you register, go to the volunteering webpage for more information and instructions on how to sign up. If you’ve already registered, we encourage you to sign up. We’ll be in touch!

Pre and Post-conference Field Trips:

Our meeting takes place during the peak of spring migration. Check-out the pre and post-conference birding trips–learn more about what Southeastern Arizona has to offer here.

Visit the 2018 meeting website  for important dates and information. Sign up for meeting news, information, and updates.

Not a member? Join the AOS today. All members are eligible for discounted registration rates, and all students members are eligible for travel and student presentation awards.

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