We are pleased to announce that the 105th Annual Meeting of the Western Society of
Naturalists will be held in person from Thursday November 7 – Sunday November 10,
2024, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Oregon. Our local hosts will be
Sarah Henkel and Will White (OSU).

Hotel Information

All events will be held in the meeting rooms of the DoubleTree hotel in Portland. We urge everyone to stay in the meeting hotel, and to make your hotel reservations as early as possible, well before the meeting. In recent years, the reserved block of rooms has sold very quickly, and we anticipate that this meeting will be well attended.

To book your room, please use this Room Reservation Link. This reservation portal is linked to the WSN block of rooms and automatically applies our group discount.

If you wish to book by phone, you may call the Hilton reservation line 1-800-996-0510 and use code ‘WSN’.

 

Transportation

If you are flying to the meeting, we recommend flying into Portland International Airport (PDX). After you have snapped the obligatory photo of your feet on the iconic PDX carpet, you can easily hop on the MAX red line to the Lloyd Center station, just a few minutes away from the DoubleTree.

 

Program


We expect the meeting will follow a similar format and schedule as previous years.
Thursday evening will kick off with a student-organized workshop and student mixer. Friday
morning will include the Student Symposium, Lifetime Achievement and Naturalist of the Year
Award Presentations, and the Student Symposium. Friday afternoon will feature the poster
sessions, followed by the Attitude Adjustment Hour (AAH) Friday evening. Saturday morning will start with plenary talks organized by President Corey Garza, followed by contributed talk sessions. Saturday night will start with the Presidential address, followed by the auction and entertainment sponsored by the student committee. Sunday morning will feature more contributed talk sessions, wrapping up early Sunday afternoon with a special plenary speaker.