As organizers of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des ornithologistes du Canada (SCO-SOC) 2023 joint conference (AOS & SCO-SOC 2023), we understand that, for many students, this might be your first conference or your first in-person conference. The Student Affairs Committee at AOS & SCO-SOC 2023 have collaborated to bring you this crash course on how to make the most of your conference experience. Presenters: Lan-Nhi Phung (AOS), Sarah Gutowsky (SCO-SOC), and Jenn Houtz (AOS). Special thanks to Julia Baak from Environment and Climate Change Canada for the original presentation on which this is based.

Special thanks to our conference supporters