Students interested in completing the FW 410 Exploratory Internship requirement by attending the annual Oregon conferences for either the Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) or The Wildlife Society (TWS), can do so by registering for the correct course section, attending the conference and completing associated academic assignments.


Register for the appropriate section. See schedule of classes.

Separate sections for Corvallis and Ecampus students are found in the schedule of classes. Register for the appropriate one – American Fisheries Society (AFS) or The Wildlife Society (TWS) (other conferences offered as available). You do not need permission from the internship coordinator in order to register for Oregon conferences.

Students desiring to attend conferences in other states need prior approval from the internship coordinator and will register for the general FW 410 Exploratory Internship section.


Find registration, lodging and transportation information below in the corresponding sections.

After reviewing the information, who do I contact if I still have questions about the FW 410 course?

OR TWS Instructor: Liz Kelly, Elizabeth.Kelly@oregonstate.edu

OR AFS Instructor: Jonny Armstrong, Jonathan.Armstrong@oregonstate.edu

All other conferences: Internship Coordinator, FW.Internship@oregonstate.edu

Conference Information
2020 Oregon Chapter American Fisheries Society


Bend, Oregon  

March, 4-6, 2020

The conference will be held at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes

Conference Registration

The registration fee is covered in your course fee when you register for the FW 410 course.

To register for the conference, proceed through the registration process.

When asked for a payment option select "Pay at the Door".

  • You can make your own hotel arrangements, or stay with family or friends.
  • Check the conference website for discounted conference lodging options -OR- look into student volunteer opportunities in exchange for lodging by the January 19 deadline.
    • Hotel accommodations are provided by Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Nightly rates for conference attendees are $115 for single occupancy rooms.  The block of rooms are available now, and will be held through February 3, 2020.  After this date, the block of rooms will be opened to the general public, and the Riverhouse cannot guarantee that rooms will be available.  To reserve your room call the Riverhouse at 1-800-547-3928 and ask for the OR American Fisheries Society Room Block. 
  • You can use the FW Club Facebook page to see if anyone is going and wants to share a room.
  • Corvallis Campus: The FW club will post a signup sheet for van rides from Corvallis.
  • Ecampus: You can use the FW Club Facebook page to see if anyone in your area is going and wants to share a ride.
  • Check back at a later date for more information about transportation.
Conference Information
Connecting Populations, People and Policy
Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society 2020 Annual Meeting
February 5-7, Eugene, Oregon

The conference will be held at the Graduate Hotel Eugene, Oregon.

Conference Registration

EarlyBird – Student – $75.00 (Earlybird registration ends Jan 3, 2020)
Regular Student – $100.00

Click Here to Register Today!

Friday field trips and workshops are optional.



You can make your own hotel arrangements or stay with family or friends.

Hotel accommodations are provided by the Graduate Hotel Eugene and the Valley River Inn. Room rate is $115 + tax. Reservations for the Hotel Eugene can be made through their reservations line (413-821-3144) using booking code ‘OCW0220’. Rooms at the River Valley Inn can be booked by clicking here.

*Please note, our hotel room blocks will be held until Jan 14, 2020.  

When you are registering for either hotel, please let them know you are part of the Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting to receive the group discount.

**Early Career Professional and Student Volunteer Lodging Incentive Programs are available! Applications due December 20th – click here for more information!

***You can use the FW Club Facebook page to see if anyone is going and wants to share a room.


For students registered for FW 410 INT/The Wildlife Society, a van sign-up sheet will be made available on the Canvas site. Ecampus students are welcome to sign up for this van ride.

Check back as the conference gets closer for other transportation options.

Optional Workshops/Field Trips

All workshops and field trips are held on Friday are optional. The van might not stay the entire day, so if you plan on attending a workshop or field trip, you may need to find your own way home.

Click here for full details on each workshop and field trip!