We’ll see you in Puerto Rico!

10 Reasons to Attend AOS & BC 2022

Bienvenidos! All systems are ‘go’ for AOS & BC 2022. We are continuing to plan an exciting, lively, informative, safe, and long overdue in-person reunion of ornithologists at our conference this summer in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We hope you’ll join us!

10 reasons to attend AOS & BC 2022

  1. SAFETY – Puerto Rico boasts the highest vaccination rates (currently above 75%) among the U.S. states and territories and has strict health and safety guidelines for public gatherings, requiring full vaccination, masking, social distancing, and/or COVID testing to ensure the safety of all participants.
  2. LOCATION – The Puerto Rico Convention Center, offers ample room for safe distancing for indoor events and beautiful spaces for outdoor gatherings.
  3. CLEANLINESS – The Puerto Rico Convention Center relies on the trusted protection of the VenueShield program to ensure the facility is clean and certified at the highest standards for the safety and health of staff, clients, and guests.
  4. BIRDS – Come add to your life list. Puerto Rico has 17 endemic species!
  5. SCIENCE – We will have a full program with workshops, symposia, talks, posters, networking sessions, exhibitors, social mixers, and so much more.
  6. FRIENDS – Come connect with old friends and meet new colleagues.
  7. INCLUSIVITY – We’re committed to creating a welcoming, diverse, equitable, and inclusive scientific and social environment for all conference attendees.
  8. TOURS – We have a great line-up of field trips to see the local sites and birds.
  9. FUN – Enjoy lively Puerto Rico and its distinctive food, music, and social scene.
  10. ADVENTURE – Explore the gorgeous and diverse tropical terrain in Puerto Rico, from white sand beaches to mangroves to rainforests.

We are closely monitoring current pandemic conditions and will follow guidance and ordinances provided by local health authorities regarding travel, masking, and social-distancing requirements during the conference. All attendees of AOS & BC 2022 will be required to be fully vaccinated, as defined by U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) guidelines

Information & Resources

Puerto Rico Convention Center Info on COVID prevention

Puerto Rico Convention Center Website

Discover Puerto Rico Travel Guidelines

Puerto Rico Convention Center Safety Protocols

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