ASIH Annual Meetings

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists met first in 1916 at the American Museum of Natural History and, except for the World War II years 1943-1945, members of ASIH have met annually.  The purposes of the annual meetings are to conduct society business, to hold technical sessions for oral presentations, posters and symposia, to present annual achievement and service awards, to select and including "best student paper" awards, and especially to provide opportunities for continuing and new colleagues to meet and socialize. Indeed, the annual meetings are the best venue for members to keep informed about each other's work, and for students to enter in person the scientific community of ichthyologists and herpetologists. Meeting sites change from year to year around North America and occasionally overseas (e.g. Brazil, Costa Rica).  

In 2008 ASIH began to meet together with the American Elasmobranch Society, the Herpetologist's League and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. The four societies have recently agreed to a Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists at which each society will have its own governance meetings and mutually open paper sessions.

2018 Meeting

Rochester, New York, 11-15 July 2018

Call for Symposium Proposals

Symposia are important components of the Annual Meeting. These components provide useful information to the membership of participating Societies and contribute to a compelling and interesting experience. To provide a clear process the Meeting Planning Committee (MPLN) has developed new guidelines. Proposals are due by 1 March of the year prior to the meeting (i.e., 2019 Symposium Proposals are due 1 March 2018).

Call for Workshop Proposals

Applications must contain all requested information and must be submitted to the Chair of the Meeting Management and Planning Committee by December of the year prior to the JMIH in which the proposed workshop is to be held. 

Graduate Student Travel Awards

The Graduate Student Travel Award application has been updated. The deadline is 15 May 2018.

Future Meetings

  • 2019: Snowbird, Utah, 24–28 July 2019

Past Meetings

many swamp snakes in a collector's hands
rattlesnake in a tree
island glass lizard