We are excited to announce that registration is now open for American Ornithology & BirdsCaribbean 2022 (AOS & BC 2022), a joint conference of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) and BirdsCaribbean (BC) with local hosts Para la Naturaleza and Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, to be held 27 June–1 July 2022 in San Juan at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. Below we provide many details to help you begin planning your conference experience!
Structure of the Conference
The conference will take place 27 June–1 July 2022, Monday through Friday, with many workshops and training opportunities scheduled on Monday, a few during the week, and one on Saturday (2 July). The complete scientific program and abstracts for symposia presentations, contributed oral presentations, and virtual poster presentations will soon be available on the conference website. The official opening reception will be held Monday evening, and each day of the main conference (Tuesday–Friday) will include stimulating plenary lectures plus many concurrent symposia, contributed papers, and poster sessions, as well as multiple roundtable discussions and lively, interactive social and networking events. We have tailored the schedule to enable broad participation. If you are a student and a first-time conference attendee, we highly encourage you to register to attend a special Conference 101 for Student Attendees in the afternoon on Monday, 27 June. You can register for this orientation session while completing the conference registration form.
Registration for AOS & BC 2022 is available through the AOS Member Portal. See the Registration page on our conference website for more details on registration costs; instructions for obtaining a letter of invitation for your travel visa application are also available on the conference website. Early Bird Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 1 May. Note: If you are not an AOS member or you do not have an account in the AOS Membership Portal, you will need to create an account before you register for the meeting.
AOS & BC are committed to keeping conference costs low for participants but recognize that these can still be a barrier. Please refer to our conference website for information on financial assistance, including travel awards and caregiver grants. Students and early professionals can also receive a discount off of their registration in exchange for signing up and volunteering for 10 hours. There are remote volunteer opportunities available now for those who can help translate conference communication material from English to Spanish.