Social Events

Welcome Social

Monday March 25, 6 – 9 PM – Alaska SeaLife Center (301 Railway Ave.)

Join us as we kick off the 50th Annual Alaska Chapter AFS Meeting with drinks and delicious light appetizers at the Alaska SeaLife Center! Located on the shores of Resurrection Bay, the Alaska SeaLife Center is located in the heart of downtown Seward. During the welcome social, you’ll have access to the lower level of the facility and can check out the aquariums hosting a variety of creatures found in Alaskan waters, get a close up underwater view of Stellar sea lions as they dive and swim, and view many exciting displays, all while visiting with your colleagues.

Image Source: Alaska SeaLife Center – @_suriyashankar


Poster Session and Tradeshow

Thursday March 28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Location: Gateway Hotel Event Center

This social highlights our professional posters and industry vendors. The poster session offers students, scientists, and researchers a place to showcase and discuss their work one-on-one with attendees while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Vendors in our trade show will display their products and will be available to answer questions.


Trivia Night

Tuesday March 26, 6 – 9 PM, Seward Alehouse

Are you ready to impress your friends and colleagues with your (trivial) knowledge of fishes and fisheries? Join us at the Seward Alehouse for a fun-filled evening of friendly fisheries and ocean-themed trivia! Topics will range from freshwater fry to deep-sea dwellers – from Alaska and across North America. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with other fishery fanatics while vying for prizes and enjoying a drink!


Concluding Banquet

Thursday March 28, 6:30 – 9 PM, Alaska SeaLife Center (301 Railroad Avenue)

The banquet will be held in the upper level of the SeaLife Center. Here, we will enjoy a delicious catered dinner and view marine exhibits including a touch tank, all while celebrating the closing of another successful meeting! We will also recognize excellent research being conducted by the next generation of fisheries scientists as we present winners of the student award competition! There will also be a live auction featuring a variety of exciting local and technical products. Be sure to bid in support of future meetings and student travel. You won’t want to miss this event!