Submit Your Proposal

The NADS 8 Committee has reserved four plenary sessions with associated special topical sessions. There are many additional sessions that could be assigned a specific theme throughout the conference. If you are interested in organizing a special session, please submit your ideas for consideration

Session proposals must include the following:

  • Session title
  • Topical description (200 words or less)
  • Up to four cochairs, with contact information
  • A proposed keynote speaker(s) for the session who has confirmed their interest and availability, should your session be selected.

Session proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the NADS 8 Scientific Committee based on intellectual merit. Session topics should focus on established or emerging scientific topics that are at the forefront of waterfowl conservation and have broad applicability to the waterfowl conservation community.

Please email your session proposal as a Word or PDF document to Dr. David Howerter by March 31, 2019.

Proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the committee, with the successful proponents notified by April 15, 2019.
Thank you in advance for your participation in planning for this important event. The success of endeavors such as these depend on the enthusiasm and support of the waterfowl community. If you have any questions about the NADS 8 Special Session proposal process, please contact David Howerter.


*Please note: If you previously forwarded an idea for a special session, you do not have to resubmit. All proposals received thus far have been documented and will receive consideration from the NADS 8 Scientific Committee.