2021 Virtual Meeting

TNAFS 2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual) – February 25th and 26th

1st call for Oral & Poster Presentations!

Abstract Deadline – February 1st 2021

2nd Annual TN-AFS Chapter Symposium (take #2)

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will be hosting a special symposium session with select talks focusing on “Emerging Issues and Past Lessons Learned”. This is the same symposium that was originally planned for the 2020 meeting, but ended up canceled due to Covid-19. The 2021 symposium talks will raise awareness of new threats to fisheries and conservation in Tennessee (or nearby states). Presentations highlighting past issues of high importance and solutions and lessons learned are also encouraged. We hope for a diversity of submissions from agency, NGO, and university members so we can raise awareness of resource challenges.


We strongly encourage submissions to be included in this symposium, but the meeting will also feature presentations outside the scope of the topic.


Presentation Details

Oral Presentations – Speakers will be given 15 minutes for talks (including time for questions and/or discussion). Further details are being coordinated to accommodate this year’s virtual format and will be shared before the meeting.

Poster Presentations – Poster presentations will look a little different this year. Individuals will be expected to submit a pdf of their poster before the meeting and will present their poster live during the virtual meeting. Presenters will need to prepare a 2-3 minute “lightning intro” to spark interest in their posters. Posters will be distributed in electronic form prior to the meeting to all attendees. Further details are being coordinated and will be shared before the meeting.


Abstract Submission Please submit your abstract as a MS Word document to cole.r.harty@tn.gov. Please follow these instructions for submission:


In the email subject line, please enter TNAFS2021: followed by the author names in your abstract (e.g., TNAFS2021 CampbellCristobal)


Use the same name for the abstract file (e.g., TNAFS2021 CampbellCristobal).

Please include the associated information requested below with the abstract.


Abstract Format

Abstract word limit is 250 words and should include the following information:

Presenter: Matt Campbell

Email: Matt.Campbell@iastate.edu

Author(s): Campbell, M.A.1 and M. Cristobal2,

1Affiliation with address.

2Affiliation with address.

Title: Cyclones vs. Ducks in Fiesta Bowl!

Abstract: 250 word maximum

Student Presentation: No or Yes

Presentation type: Oral or Poster

Would you like to be considered for symposium? Yes or No

Are you willing to be a judge? Yes or No

If so, oral presentation or poster?

Contact President-Elect, Cole Harty, cole.r.harty@tn.gov with any questions.



Due by Feb 22, 2021

Registration will be simple this year. In order to still fund our student presentation awards and raise money for our future SDAFS meeting, we will be charging $10 for students/retirees and $25 for professionals. Visit https://tnafs.square.site/ to register.

Please remember to also pay your annual dues.


If anyone has registration questions or financial concerns (especially students), please contact Shawna Fix at smitchell@tnaqua.org.