Information for Conference Attendees:

Registration and Abstract Submission:

Registration and Abstract Submission is now closed. If you have not yet paid your registration fees, please contact the organizers immediately.

General Instructions for Presenters:
With the exception of the keynote address, oral presentations are scheduled for 15 minutes (12 minutes for presentation + 3 minutes for questions). Because we wanted to avoid concurrent sessions, the session chairs will have to strictly enforce these time limits.

Presenters must prepare their talks in either PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) or PDF (.pdf) format. Talks will be run on laptops with Windows OS, with internet, sound and video (VLC) capabilities. Please ensure that unusual fonts, and any videos or sound files are embedded in the PowerPoint file (or transferred onto the presentation laptop). To save time between presentations, presenters will not be permitted to use their own laptop. Please therefore make sure that your talk gets uploaded to the conference laptop (in the Arbutus Room) prior to your session.

The poster session will be held Monday evening. The poster boards be available all day Monday. Posters must be no larger than 4’x4’ in overall size.

Student talks have been concentrated into sessions from Monday to midday Wednesday to allow the judges time to make their decisions prior to the awards reception on Wednesday evening. As a result, all theme sessions have presentations scattered in blocks throughout the four days of the meeting.

Hotel registration:
We are holding a block of rooms at the conference hotel – the Delta Ocean Point Resort. Details on room booking can be found here. Students looking to share hotel accommodations can submit a request through the organizers who, with the help of Alison Deary and Marta Moyano, will coordinate requests.

Student Travel Awards:
The ELHS offers a number of student travel awards. See details here. 

Early Career Scientist Mentoring Session:
A special mentoring session aimed at Early Career Scientists will be hosted Alison Deary ( and Marta Moyano ( on the afternoon of Sunday June 24, 2018. Stuart Ludsin (Co-director of the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, The Ohio State University) will be providing a 3-hour tutorial on proposal writing.

Larval Fish Identification Workshop:
Good News - The workshop has been expanded to 30 participants! Please email the workshop organizers if you would like to register.
A one-day Larval Fish Identification Workshop will be held on the campus of the University of Victoria by Peter Konstantinidis ( Oregon State University, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife), Alison Deary (NOAA, Alaska Fisheries Science Center) and Moira Galbraith (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Oceans Sciences) on Saturday 23 June, 2018. Participation will be limited to 15 people, with students having priority.

Getting to Victoria:
Victoria is a stunningly beautiful seaside city of 360,000 and is the provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is easily reachable via planes, sea-planes, and ferries from both Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA.