When August 08, 2023 at 9:00am 4 days

Please join us for the AOS & SCO-SOC 2023 Meeting!

We are very excited to announce that the American Ornithological Society (AOS) is hosting a joint conference with the Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des ornithologistes du Canada (SCO-SOC) in London, Ontario, Canada from 8–12 August 2023. This will be the 141st annual meeting of AOS and the 40th annual meeting of the SCO-SOC. We also have local support of ornithologists from a number of universities and agencies in the southwestern Ontario region. This collaboration provides new opportunities for our organizations, and for conference attendees to build new partnerships for research, conservation, and education.

Together, we are preparing an exciting program with keynote speakers, plenaries, symposia, workshops, training opportunities, and an extensive field trip program with opportunities to view a diverse local avifauna along the north shore of Lake Erie and the western shore of Lake Huron.

We are committed to building a stronger and more welcoming community within ornithology for researchers, students, educators, and birders from different backgrounds. Our conference theme, “Birds as Bridges” reflects our connectivity. The primary languages for this conference are English and French. However, we are providing links to translation services for non-English speakers. We welcome our valued members from across the Americas and around the world and will make components of the meeting more inclusive and accessible across several languages. Please let us know your language and accessibility needs by sending a message to: [email protected] and we will make every attempt to accommodate these requests. 

The meeting will be held at RBC Place, a conference center in downtown London, with adjacent hotels and nearby dining, entertainment, and recreational trails. London is located halfway between Toronto and Detroit, and has an international airport with connections from Toronto, as well as rail and shuttle service from the Toronto airport.

For this meeting we will continue to follow COVID safety guidelines and requirements, reassuring all of us of a safe travel and conference experience. We will make every effort to keep travel information up to date regarding COVID testing, vaccination, and masking requirements in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to these Government of Canada-Gouvernement du Canada guidelines for the most up to date information pertaining to testing, mandates, and overall guidelines. Please note: Domestic and international travel requirements may differ. 

We anticipate that registration will open in late February 2023. Mark your calendar! We sincerely hope you plan to attend, submit an abstract to present your work and/or sign-up for training opportunities, socials, awards, and some fantastic field trips!

Check back here for updates!

2023 Joint Conference
8–12 August 2023
London, Ontario