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SFS Annual Meeting


June 2-6, 2024

The 2024 Annual Meeting Committee has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, June 2-6, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. We are excited about the meeting, as this will be the first SFS-only meeting since the pandemic caused us all to take a pause from in-person gatherings. We hope you will join us in person in Philadelphia, but we will also provide virtual access to plenary lectures and ask for voluntary submissions of pre-recorded oral and poster presentations for on-demand viewing.

The committee has assembled a strong plenary program around the theme of "Connecting to Enhance Freshwater Science" that will highlight work in the Delaware River Watershed, issues related to emerging contaminants, integrating justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) with freshwater science, and perspectives on communicating climate change issues. We are excited to offer a wide range of pre-conference field trips, an off-site evening dinner and music event, and a cutting-edge scientific program through oral and poster presentations and a range of pre-conference workshops.

SFS 2024 Annual Meeting - Connecting to Enhance Freshwater Science

Connections are integral to our lives and to our ecosystems. River networks are natural nexuses that encourage connections across physical, social, and biological systems. Climate change and environmental issues are highlighting unexpected implications for river networks and associated human and ecological systems. In times of rapid environmental and social change, systems and communities with strong connections have been suggested to show the greatest resilience.

By connecting with colleagues from other regions, countries, backgrounds and disciplines, we have opportunities to share new findings and perspectives across generations of students, teachers, researchers and managers. SFS strives to facilitate opportunities for multiple types of connections so that the quality of our freshwater understanding can be enhanced and a diverse community of freshwater scientists are enabled and ready to address pressing issues through resilient science.

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Key Dates


Special session proposal deadline


Abstract submission deadline
Early registration ends

SFS 2024 Meeting Organizers

  • Annual Meeting Chair and Plenary Chair - Dave B. Arscott (
  • Annual Meeting Co-Chair and Local Arrangements Chair - Laura Craig (
  • SFS President and Plenary Co-Chair - Sherri Johnson (
  • Special Sessions Chair - Christina Murphy (
  • Workshops Chair - Matt McTammany (
  • Posters Chair - Marc Peipoch (
  • Field Trips Chair - Megan Fork (
  • Student Resources Committee Rep. - Abagael Pruitt (
  • Headwaters Leadership Academy Rep. - Viviana Bravo (
  • SFS Executive Director - Andy Leidolf (
  • SFS Communications - Andrea Ward (
  • Professional Conference Planners at Utah State University - Melisa Wood (Conference Coordinator; and Elaine Lance (Conference Registration;