Networking Events

Portland provides amazing opportunities to sample unique food, dine at famous food carts, partake in the world’s finest beer and wine, and keep the energy level high with your favorite caffeinated beverages. Before exploring the city on your own or with new friends and in and among the presentations, posters, and vendor discussions, be sure to partake in the networking events provided at AFS 2015. Your name badge gains you admissions to the networking events!

Welcome to Portland Networking Event

            Sunday, August 16, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

            Downtown Hilton – Ballroom and Plaza Levels

Reunite with old colleagues and make new friends at the conference host hotel –the Downtown Hilton. This casual event will occur on two floors of the hotel: 1) the plaza level in the East and West Pavilions and the plaza foyer and 2) on the ballroom level in the Grand Ballroom and ballroom foyer. Different hors d’oeuvres options await you on each level. So, follow the signs and migrate to both locations. Please wear your meeting badge.

Tradeshow/Poster Networking Event

           Monday, August 17, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

           Oregon Convention Center

Interact with poster presenters, share ideas, and connect with local and nationally recognized vendors providing cutting edge fishery equipment and services. The Tradeshow/Poster Session and Reception will take place at the Oregon Convention Center. Outstanding scientific research will be presented in 400 posters, with authors on hand to discuss their work. New this year is the addition of electronic posters. If the amount of technical and cutting edge information begins to overwhelm you, take some time and partake in the hors d’oeuvres located throughout the exhibition hall. Again, please wear your meeting badge.

Student Networking Event - All Aboard the Portland Spirit!

            Tuesday, August 18, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Meet students from multiple universities while enjoying the view from the Willamette River and local food, beverages, and music. Find out more here.

Spawning Run and Carcass Crawl

            Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 – 9:00 AM

            Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Learn more here

Grand Networking Event

            Wednesday, August 19, 6:00-10:00 PM

            Portland Center for Performing Arts – Hatfield and Schnitzer theaters and South Park Blocks

Join the gathering at the Portland Center for Performing Arts’ Antoinette Hatfield and Arlene Schnitzer theaters and in the South Park Blocks for the Grand event. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner in the tranquil settings of the Park Blocks and theaters. IDs and meeting badges will required to gain entrance.

Farewell to Portland Happy 1.5 Hour

            Thursday, August 20, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

            Downtown Hilton – Plaza Level

In true Portland style/spirit, happy hour will be extended to 1.5 hours to allow everyone an opportunity to say good bye to Portland, wish old and new friends adieu, and start planning for 2016 in Kansas City! Different hors d’oeuvres options await you during this event.