IYS Synthesis Symposium
October 4th - 6th 2022 | The Westin Bayshore
Traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
Across the Northern Hemisphere increasingly extreme and uncertain climate conditions, coupled with human activity, greatly threaten the survival of salmon. The International Year of the Salmon (IYS), a five-year initiative established in 2018 and governed by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) and North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO), has explored the conditions necessary for the resilience of salmon and people in a changing world. In its final year, the IYS is bringing together participants from academia, government, industry, NGOs and Indigenous organizations to consider the progress made by the IYS, and discuss the actions necessary to enable progress towards these conditions over the next decade. The IYS Synthesis Symposium: ‘Salmon in a Rapidly Changing World: Synthesis of the International Year of the Salmon and a Roadmap to 2030’ is the culmination of over 13 workshops and symposia, three historic High Seas Expeditions and over 80 associated events across the North Atlantic and North Pacific basins.
The IYS Synthesis Symposium will have a strong focus on forward looking perspectives, with the ultimate goal of developing a Roadmap for the resilience of salmon and people through to 2030. Presentations will be organized under five of the IYS themes: Status of Salmon, Information Systems, Salmon in a Changing Salmosphere, New Frontiers, and Human Dimensions. The synthesis papers and the presentations given during the Symposium will be used to identify critical knowledge or method gaps and potential solutions that will inform the Roadmap.
The Symposium will be held over three days in the heart of majestic Vancouver, Canada during the splendor of Fall, from October 4th-6th 2022 . This event will be held in-person and provide an opportunity for salmon scientists, managers, and knowledge holders from across the salmosphere to build connections after an extended period of limited travel and virtual meetings. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will adapt our plans in case public health restrictions prevent international travel or large gatherings.
Make sure to visit this webpage for more information, registration links, and other updates!
Important Dates for Workshop (Vancouver time):
• April 29, 2022 – Deadline for submission of abstracts
• May 27, 2022 – Notification of selection of abstracts for poster and oral presentations
• September 2, 2022 – Deadline for booking rooms at the Westin Bayshore hotel for the conference rate (limited number of rooms are available)
• October 4-6, 2022 – The Symposium will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia
You can register for the IYS Synthesis Symposium by following the link below. Registration costs $325 CAD ($255 USD) per person. Subject to securing funding, we may be able to offer registration discounts for those who need financial assistance to attend. More information about this will be made available shortly. The deadline for registration is July 4, 2022
Registration cost covers:
- Admission to the IYS Synthesis Symposium
- 3 tea/coffee/snack breaks per day over the 3 days of the Symposium
- Admission to and light food during a poster board session on the 1st night of the Symposium
- Admission to and a buffet dinner as part of a harbour cruise evening dinner/networking event on October 5,2022 (night 2 of the Symposium)
The Westin Bayshore Hotel has a limited number of rooms available at the Symposium group rate ($239 CAD/night plus taxes) for rooms (room only) between 2 and 7 October.
For those of you who will stay between 2 and 7 October, to access this special rate, please reserve your rooms here.
For those of you who wish to book an extended stay either in advance of, or beyond, these dates you will need to book your rooms directly with the hotel. Please note you need to use the booking code “Salmon” to secure the discount rate for the qualifying dates, i.e., 2 to 7 October. However, any dates in advance of 2 October, or after 7 October, will be charged at standard rates applicable at your time of booking.
Please note that your credit card will be required for booking, but payment will not be processed until arrival. Rooms may be cancelled up to 72 hours before arrival free of charge.