Virtual Spring Conference Update!

AFS Virtual Spring Conference 2020: A message from leadership

“We wanted to provide an update for you on the virtual conference.  We have a full 10 talks to lead us off on April 16 (Orth Plenary, 7 Alaska, 2 contributed), 48 submitted abstracts and counting, and over $5,000 raised so far from Sponsors!  As of Friday there were 130 registered participants to view the webinar!  Things are looking good.  We also wanted to provide you some answers to FAQs, and let you know all details should be available now on our website.


  1. Is it free?  Yes, but need to create an account, and register for specific sessions.  Donations to Hutton Fund appreciated.
  2. Do you have to be an AFS member?  No.
  3. Where do I upload presentations?  AFS staff will send a Google Drive Invite, if no Google Account, presenter needs to create one.
  4. Where is the listed schedule of presentations?  Close, but have not posted them yet for Apr 16.  Remaining will occur after April 17 Abstract Deadline.
  5. How can I access the webinars?  Register for sessions directly from the webpage.
  6. What happens if I don’t see my AFS-affiliated group listed as a Session?  The presenter will be placed in a contributed session or added to other sessions to assure we have ~10 talks.  They will be contacted directly to set up a presentation time slot.

We need more POSTERS. Also, if anyone knows of potential sponsors, please send them to the “Sponsorship & Donations” portion of the website.  This has been a whirl-wind effort to pull together in a very short time frame.  We appreciate everyone’s support and flexibility during this rapid and dynamic planning process. ”


UnitOnline Presentation DateAbstract Submission DeadlineVideo/Poster Upload Deadline
Alaska ChapterApril 16April 9April 13 (noon AKDT)
Contributed Papers (7 talks)April 21April 17April 17
Florida ChapterApril 23April 17April 17
Western Division/WA-BCApril 28 & 30April 17April 24
Western Division/Cal-NevaMay 5April 17May 1
Poster SessionMay 6April 17May 1
Tidewater ChapterMay 7April 17May 1

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