Please join us for the AOS 2024 Meeting!

We invite you to the 142nd annual meeting of the American Ornithological Society as we return to the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, 1–5 October 2024. The Rocky Mountains in the fall offer an ideal place for us to gather, learn, share, network, and grow together. 

This year’s meeting theme is “AOS 2024: Summit for the Birds.” The conference will celebrate all of the things that we do with ornithological research. We have planned five exciting days of intellectually stimulating scientific sessions, workshops, meet-ups, and plenary talks to highlight cutting-edge research and how ornithologists translate that research into action and engagement. In addition to presenting exciting advances in science, we invite participants to propose conference symposia, round-tables, and workshops focusing on avian conservation, education, communication, and more. We seek to engage a diverse group of ornithologists, facilitate the exchange of ideas, strengthen our science and messaging, improve our collective ability to put our work into action, and share our love for birds and the habitats that support them. 

The setting and atmosphere of Estes Park, Colorado, is awe inspiring, yet relaxed and comfortable. It’s a great place to meet new friends and old, and to get down to work. Fall at the YMCA offers beautiful foliage and bugling elk right outside your door. From the property you can walk directly into Rocky Mountain National Park. We hope that attendees will take advantage of the local natural beauty and amazing biological diversity while enjoying the “summer camp” feel of the YMCA. Come ready to take part in a wide variety of social activities: interact with peers and make new friends at the opening reception and the closing banquet, enjoy some home-grown musical talent at the Bird Band Jam, run yourself ragged in the 5K Fun Run, bend your brain in the Quiz Bowl, bid early and often at the silent auction, try ax-throwing or a ropes course, and attend exciting field trips. 

On behalf of your dedicated Meeting Coordination Committee and our local hosts, we are delighted to extend this invitation to all scientists, practitioners, educators, and those who share a passion for birds. Mark your calendar now and watch for registration information coming early next year. We look forward to summiting with you in 2024!

Chairs of the AOS 2024 Meeting Coordination Committee

Patricia Heglund, Ph.D.
Meeting Chair
Retired, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lauryn Benedict, Ph.D.
Local Planning Committee Chair
Professor, University of Northern Colorado