The Davenport Grand Hotel
Spokane, WA, USA
June 27-30, 2023

The Society of Wetland Scientists’ Annual Meeting will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel in downtown Spokane, Washington, on June 27-30, 2023.

Our theme this year is “Wetland adaptation from Floodplains to Ridgelines.” We aim to provide a safe in-person event for scientists, policymakers, and practitioners to share their knowledge and gather ideas for the future of wetlands in an ever-evolving political landscape while continuing to advance the current focus on climate science.

We’d like to highlight how science can inform design, how design can inform science, and how to relay this information to regulators and policymakers to continue to protect vulnerable wetlands and other aquatic resources in the West, across the US, and all around the world. Our unique conference is a wonderful forum for collaboration from all sides of the world of wetlands.

We will have an amazing and diverse lineup of plenary speakers, symposia, and oral and poster presentations that will highlight coordination between different wetland sectors and disciplines while providing opportunities to collaborate on related topics like:

  • Indigenous or tribal interests for restoring native ecosystems to build resilience
  • Restoring or managing ecosystems to meet subsistence or cultural objectives
  • Tackling climate change
  • Water resource management
  • Soil carbon sequestration
  • Current approaches used for wetland education and outreach
  • and more!

A variety of networking events will be hosted throughout the week and the conference itself is a block from the beautiful Spokane River and its Riverfront Park (one of the country’s best urban parks).

We hope to see you in Spokane! – Nate Hough-Snee and Yvonne Vallette, 2023 Program Committee Chairs

Call for Abstracts
Wetland Adaptation: From Floodplains to Ridgelines

You are invited to submit abstracts for technical sessions, panel discussions, and/or posters to be presented at the Society of Wetland Scientists 2023 Annual Meeting. We welcome abstracts from all related disciplines and areas of expertise from all practitioners (academics, consultants, and government). The meeting is an opportunity for wetland scientists and related interests to exchange information and knowledge.

Submit Your Abstracts Here

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2023

Presenters will be notified about acceptance via email in March 2023. Abstracts must be submitted via the online submissions form.

If you have questions about the content or process of submitting abstracts, you can reach out to Ann Hodgson at

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