Symposia provide an opportunity to bring together invited experts to share their results and experience related to a new or timely topic in ornithology. The talks within a symposium should be focused around a central theme and allow for thorough coverage of that theme. Organizers may request half- or full-day sessions; morning sessions include six 15-min timeslots, afternoon sessions include twelve 15-min timeslots, and all-day symposia include eighteen 15-min timeslots. Talks should be multiples of 15-min and each symposium may include a summary or panel discussion in its final 1–2 timeslots. 

Lightning Symposia consist of pre-timed 5-min invited talks that address a common theme/question in ornithology. The organizer(s) of a lightning symposium will ensure that all talks are preset to 5-min with slides advancing automatically.

The following symposia have been accepted for the meeting (descriptions and organizer names coming soon):

Wild birds and the One Health initiative: Dynamic boundaries affect the health of birds, livestock, humans, and the environment

How to conduct bird population surveys: Insights for matching appropriate sampling and modeling techniques for unmarked populations with particular research question

Understanding and addressing the collapse of the North American avifauna

The Future of Global Bird Trait Datasets: A Game-changing Resource for Macroecology, Macroevolution, and Conservation Biology?

Permeable boundaries in biological and social sciences: Human dimensions in bird research and conservation

Lessons from avian hybrid zones and the maintenance of species boundaries

Biodiversity mediated trade-offs in agroecosystems: When do birds help or hurt farmers?

Translational ecology: Producing actionable science

Seabirds on the edge of two worlds: Ecology and conservation of Brachyramphus murrelets in marine and terrestrial environments

Long-term studies of cavity-nesting birds: Windows into environmental change

Conservation and management of boreal birds in a changing climate: What do we expect, what have we observed, and what do we do about it?

Social dynamics in interspecific interactions

Species limits in birds: Integrative and practical considerations for taxonomy

Avian biology and the annual life cycle: Shorebirds as models to understand dynamic boundaries

Migratory connectivity of Alaskan birds

Molecular ecology is for the birds: Using molecular techniques to advance our understanding of avian ecology

Assessing the cumulative effects of resource development on migratory birds in northern boreal regions

A bright future for birds: Understanding the impacts of light pollution on avian wildlife

Birds with benefits: Evidence and trade-offs of multiple-benefit conservation focused on birds

Breaking through biases: What we’ve learned from female birds

Untitled shorebird symposium