Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentations and Posters

Submission Deadline: 17 March 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Submission form: AOS Abstract Submission Portal

We invite ornithologists to present their work at the 2024 meeting of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) to be held in Estes Park, Colorado, USA, 1–5 October 2024. This in-person meeting offers a wonderful opportunity for sharing and discussing scientific research focusing on avian conservation, education, communication, and more. The conference theme is “Summit for the Birds” to celebrate all of the things that we do with ornithological research to 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. Read more about the conference on the AOS 2024 Conference website.

By submitting an abstract, the presenting author agrees to register for the conference and to deliver the presentation if it is accepted for the scientific program. We invite submission of abstracts for consideration as either 15-minute oral presentations or poster presentations. Oral presentations are most appropriate for completed projects and poster presentations are especially appropriate for smaller, more concise projects or those in an early or intermediate stage of development; abstracts providing explicit final results are more likely to be accepted for an oral presentation than those with preliminary or ambiguous findings. Because the number of available slots in the scientific program may be limited, presenting authors should submit for only one contributed oral presentation. Attendees who have been invited to present in an accepted symposium have the option to additionally submit an abstract for a contributed oral presentation. However, if we have more oral presentation submissions than we can support, those who are already presenting in a symposium will be asked to give a poster (updated 1/22/24). Note that this will be an exclusively in-person meeting and we will not have the capacity to support pre-recorded or virtual presentations.

If you are not experienced with writing scientific abstracts, consider reading one of the many online writing guides (examples can be found here and here). In general, include 1–2 sentences of background information followed by 1–2 sentences stating the question or hypothesis to be addressed, a brief summary of the methods used, and a brief summary of the key results and interpretation. Be concise, be precise, use first person, and avoid statements that don’t convey information (e.g., “results of our analyses will be discussed”). Abstracts are limited to 1,750 characters including spaces (approximately 250 words).

All abstract submissions must be received by 17 March 2024. 

Send questions to Emily Cohen and Jen Walsh, co-chairs of the Scientific Program Committee (via email to spc[at], with the subject: AOS 2024 Abstract.

Proposals for symposia must be submitted through the online AOS Abstract & Speaker Portal. You will need to create a free account on the Member Portal if you do not already have one.

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