The Western Society of Naturalists 103rd Annual Meeting will be held November 10-13, 2022 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard, CA, USA.

Registration is now open! The abstract submission deadline is Friday, Oct 14th. You may still register to attend the meeting after that date/time using the registration button below..

Registration Fees

Early Bird Regular registration $360 (Includes  WSN Membership): 

Early Bird Student registration $185 (Includes  WSN Membership): 

*Fees increase by $50 after Oct. 14th

Meeting Information

Abstracts for oral presentations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to register early. Most talks this year will be 15 mins, with a few sessions of 5 min speed talks. As before, oral presentation slots are reserved for those who have collected and analyzed meaningful data and have a complete story to tell; if you have a pilot project or preliminary data only, please plan to present a poster. Students: please work with your advisors to draft your abstract and consult with them about whether your work is best suited for a talk (i.e., a complete story with meaningful analyzed data and conclusions) or a poster.

COVID policy

WSN will adhere to local state and federal guidelines. Masks will be required at WSN 2022 in all scientific sessions (talks and posters) and in many other areas of the meeting. Please be prepared by bringing your own masks and wearing them throughout the conference, but WSN will have high-quality masks available upon request at the registration booth. During oral presentation sessions, speakers will be able to unmask as long as podiums are a safe distance from the audience. In addition, we strongly recommend attendees take an at-home or PCR test 24 hr prior to travel. If you test positive, are sick or have any symptoms please refrain from attending and contact the secretariat.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

WSN maintains a strong commitment to reflect and promote the diversity of its membership, and foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community irrespective of such factors including, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, ethnicity, ability, religion, language, nationality, age/career stage, or institution. 

DEIC members include students, postdocs, faculty, and other professional researchers and educators who serve ~3 year terms. Thus, there will be some turnover in committee membership every year. If you are interested in joining the DEIC, please contact the DEIC at

WSN also maintains a meeting Code of Conduct, which formalizes WSN’s commitment to creating an environment in which all attendees can participate without harassment, discrimination, or violence of any type. See the website for details.