The full meeting program is now available, including the schedule of symposia, plenary talks, contributed talks, posters, and other events. The program (including a version with the full abstracts) can be downloaded here. Guidelines for presenters can be found here. Registration for talks and posters is closed, but you may still register to attend the meeting. With over 500 contributed talks and posters, and over 800 attendees registered so far, we are looking forward to an exciting, and well-attended meeting. See you in Monterey! 

97th Annual Meeting: November 10-13, 2016 Monterey, CA


The 100th Anniversary of the Society will be held November 10th-13th in Monterey, California, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa.

You can make your hotel reservations here.  Abstract submission is closed but you can still register to attend the meeting using the link below.  Given that the abstract deadline is only 6 weeks before the meeting, please be aware that WSN is unable to accept any late abstracts (sorry, no exceptions).  For those not presenting, please register for the meeting by October 20, 2016 to avoid late-registration fees.

You won’t want to miss this special meeting to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Society.  We are pleased to announce that the Attitude Adjustment Hour will be be returning to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and we have scheduled many other special events.  More details on the meeting agenda can be found here.

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About WSN

The Western Society of Naturalists is a scientific society with a strong focus on ecology, evolution, natural history, and marine biology. Its membership is primarily concentrated on the west coast of North America, though many members have spread far and wide. The main activity of the society is the annual meeting, held in November.

Please help us map out the history of the society by placing yourself within the family tree of marine ecology.


Questions or comments about the WSN page? Contact the Secretariat.


Photo credit: Matt Whalen

Photo credit: Matt Whalen

Photo credit: Matt Whalen


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