Date: Wednesday, August 24th
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
Location: Convention Center 206B

Early Career Professionals panel + resume/CV workshop

  • Early Career Professionals panel (~1:30-2:15): Unsure about your next steps in the field of fisheries? Come get your questions about career options, graduate school, and more from a diverse array of early career professionals to help you out! Come get your
  • Resume/CV workshop (~2:15-3): Learn how to craft a resume/CV that will highlight your strengths, in a mini workshop led by our AFS early career professionals. We encourage high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students to join!
  • Resume/CV peer review (~2:15-3): Have a resume/CV that needs workshopping? We’ll pair you up with another student who also wants a second set of eyes on their work. Plan to bring either a physical version or your laptop/tablet with a digital version. 

Date: Tuesday, August 23rd 
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: Convention Center Theater + virtually (spectators only)

Student Quiz Bowl

Show off your fish knowledge during the Quiz Bowl at the 2022 AFS annual Meeting! Create a team of fish experts to compete for a grand prize and be crowned 2022 Quiz Bowl Champions, or come to spectate.

What: Each team may consist of up to five players with no more than four participating at once (i.e., one team member will be an alternate during a match). There are no restrictions on the number of undergraduates/graduate students. Rounds will be 10-20 minutes long depending on the number of teams competing and cover a variety of topics, from science to pop culture. All team members will receive a $25 Visa gift card (sponsored by the Western Division of AFS). If you are an individual interested in participating, but do not have a team, fill out the registration form, and we’ll set you up with others!

Register here, either as a team or as an individual. We will close registration on August 9, 2022.

Date: Tuesday, August 23rd 
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm
Location: Grand Ballroom at the DoubleTree

Student-Professional Mixer

Come network with early-career professionals, later-career professionals, and fellow students at our lawn game/picnic-style event!

The evening will begin with a structured meet-and-greet, in which attendees will be invited to spend a few minutes networking with colleagues of similar interests at themed tables. The second half of the night will consist of more open-ended games (lawn games, jigsaw puzzles, board games, etc) and mingling.

Students will receive a catered picnic-style meal including a free drink.

Student Challenge

The Spokane Student Activities Committee is challenging both in-person and virtual students to complete a list of tasks which will encourage participation and networking at the Annual Meeting.

Checklists with the tasks will be distributed to students at registration, or via the conference website. In-person students should submit completed checklists to the registration desk, before the Grand Networking event. Virtual attendees should email their checklist directly to the Student Challenge coordinator, Marissa Rykowski. Completed checklists will be eligible for a $40 Visa gift card (one winner for both in-person and virtual competitions).


Students, do you need monetary support to attend the Annual Meeting? If so, please consider volunteering! Volunteers are crucial to the success of the meeting. Sign up will occur during online meeting registration beginning in May 2022. Student volunteers will be paid after the meeting. There is no minimum volunteer time commitment (unless you are receiving an AFS travel grant with a volunteer requirement). Hourly volunteer rate is $15/hr, and students will get reimbursed afterwards via check or cash. Contact Brian Missildine at [email protected] with additional questions.

Student Presentations Supported by the AFS Fish Habitat Section