The Society of Wetland Scientists’ 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, May 28-31. Our theme this year is “The Role of Wetlands in Meeting Global Environmental Challenges: Linking Wetland Science, Policy, and Society.” We aim to provide a space for scientists, policymakers, and practitioners to share their knowledge and gather ideas for the future of wetlands in an ever-evolving political climate. We’d like to highlight how science can inform design, how design can inform science, and how to relay this information to regulators and policymakers to continue to protect wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay, across the US, and around the world. Our unique conference is a wonderful forum for collaboration from all sides of the world of wetlands.
We have an amazing lineup of plenary speakers, symposia, and oral and poster presentations that will highlight coordination between different wetland sectors and provide opportunities to collaborate. We also have outstanding field trips planned all around the Chesapeake Bay region. Networking events will be hosted throughout the week and the conference itself is just blocks from Baltimore’s inner harbor. We hope to see you in Baltimore!
-Emily Doblin, 2019 Program Committee Chair