Special Session Submittal Deadline
10 October 2014

Abstract Submittal Opens
3 November 2014

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts
30 January 2015

Presenters Notified of Acceptance
March 2015

Call for Student Volunteers /
Notification of Assignments /
Program Schedule Posted

April 2015

Regular Registration Ends
16 May 2015

SFS Annual Meeting 2015


Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
May 17-21, 2015

The 21st century will be a time of choices for the world's freshwater ecosystems. Human population and economic growth is on a path to greatly increase demands on freshwater resources, which are already unsustainably high in many parts of the world. Will we make good choices that satisfy human needs while sustaining high levels of biodiversity and ecosystem function? Or will we continue to degrade freshwater ecosystems while failing to provide adequate water to the world's poor? How will freshwater science contribute to the search for good solutions and their implementation?

As one of the world's leading groups of freshwater scientists, the Society for Freshwater Science has chosen "Our Freshwater Futures" as the theme for its 2015 annual meeting in Milwaukee. Plenary sessions will feature leading freshwater scientists giving their insights into the problems that freshwater ecosystems and human societies are facing, and every special session will include a talk that envisions future directions for the field covered by the special session. We invite you to join us on the shores of Lake Michigan as SFS considers the future of the world's fresh waters.


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Conference Updates/Program Addendum

Searchable Abstract List


Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53203

The 2015 SFS meeting logo features a Hine's Emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), a federally-endangered species whose largest breeding population is in Door County, Wisconsin. The "venation" patterns on three of the dragonfly's wings represent the three major freshwater habitats: riverine (a stream network), lacustrine (a bathymetric map), and palustrine (the USGS map symbol for wetlands). The final dragonfly wing contains the Milwaukee skyline, portraying both the location of the 2015 meeting and the potential future of increasing urbanized influences on freshwater systems. The meeting logo was designed by SFS member and Wisconsin resident Gina LaLiberte.

Click here for Milwaukee Visitor Information for SFS 2015.


Stay at the official conference hotel - the Hilton Milwaukee City Center - and get a free SFS Water Bottle*

Because our official room block deadline has passed, the regular reservation link or main reservation phone number for the hotel will not give you our contracted rate of $159, so please call or email our Hilton representative directly to book your room:

Contact: Jill Sandberg
Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Jill will need your name, your arrival and departure dates, and your payment information.

We encourage you to email or call Jill directly to book your hotel room at the Hilton if you have not yet booked, and to please consider supporting the Society by switching to the Hilton if you have booked elsewhere.

*SFS water bottle available at conference check in by showing your Hilton room key. One bottle per SFS Conference registrant staying at the Hilton.

Conference Headquarters Hotel:
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
(attached to the Wisconsin Center via skywalk)
Single or double rooms: $159

Lodging Information


Click here to view the Agenda.


To register, click here.

2015 SFS Merchandise

Pre-order your 2015 SFS Merchandise when you register for the conference, then pick up your item(s) at the SRC merchandise table at the conference.
2015 SFS Merchandise

The SFS Annual Meeting is managed by the conference services team at Utah State University