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2021 Virtual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society (June 24 to July 1)

In lieu of a 2021 in person meeting, we are happy to invite you to the second (and hopefully last!) all virtual annual meeting of the American Arachnological Society.

The Society will host a Virtual Conference between Thursday June 24 - Thursday July 1. A Keynote address will open the meeting on the 24th. Events will include oral and poster presentations; announcement of the recipient of the first Norman Platnick Award discussions of dismantling impacts of racism in arachnology; workshops and fun events like a bioblitz, movie night, happy hour; and a festive event at the end.

Please fill out the following brief (2 minute) pre registration survey by Friday April 9th so that organizers can assess interest and get data for planning. The registration platform will be available in mid-April and the registration deadline will be Friday, May 7. There will be a small registration fee to support programming, and we will solicit donor support if that fee is prohibitive. Announcements will be sent out primarily to those who complete this survey.

Thanks and we look forward to bringing the arachnological community together with this event.

Greta Binford (AAS President) and the organizing committee
Sebastian Echeverri
Catherine Scott
Sarah Stellwagen
Rich Bradley
Brian Patrick
Paula Cushing



Future Meetings

"Storyfication" of Past Meetings by Nina Sandlin

Nina Sandlin live-tweeted conferences and compiled the tweets in a "story" of the proceedings for these meetings.


Recent Past Meetings

2015 Mitchell, South Dakota - snapshots (contact jack@owicki.com about their use)

2016 Golden, Colorado - Paula Cushing

2017 Querétaro, Juriquilla, Mexico - Fernando Álvarez Padilla

2018 Ypsilanti, Michigan - Cara Shillington

2019 Lexington, Virginia - Nadia Ayoub

2020 AAS Virtual Summer Symposium - Greta Binford, Mercedes Burns, Lisa Chamberland and Jeremy McWilliams