June 14-18, 2021
Originally planned for Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, our annual meeting will be going virtual this year. Nevertheless, we look forward to presenting a stimulating meeting filled with interesting talks and posters and to providing you with a framework for sharing information and ideas, strengthening ongoing collaborations, and making new connections.
AMS2021 will attempt to incorporate the essential elements of our annual in-person conference that makes it such a valuable place to connect with other malacologists every year. Our meeting will include four symposia, contributed talks that will be grouped according to theme, poster presentations, and scheduled opportunities for speakers to engage with conference attendees in question and answer sessions. Registrants will also have the opportunity to upload a photo and short biography to the conference website, which we hope will help to foster interactions amongst members. Although conference mixers are difficult to replicate virtually, we are planning some fun interactive activities, including pub quizzes (start getting your team ready!), and possibly the first ever virtual AMS Auction!
Because conference participants will span time zones from Europe to Hawaii, and to avoid zoom-burnout, we will limit conference hours each day from mid-late morning to mid afternoon, and will also provide the option for oral presentations to be submitted as recorded videos. More details will follow soon.
The conference website will open for registration and abstract submission around mid-March. There will be a small registration fee to cover the costs of our virtual conference platform and to support student awards. Registration will be free for all undergraduate and graduate students. If your AMS membership has lapsed, please remember to renew prior to registering for the meeting; registration fees will be lower for AMS members.And despite not being able to hold the meeting in Nova Scotia this year, we will still try to bring you the feel and flavour of Nova Scotia, whenever possible. Cue some Cape Breton fiddle!