Registration & Abstract Submission

1) Register and Pay through Confex.

Abstract Submission
If you intend to provide a presentation:

2) Complete the Abstract Submission Form

Should you encounter any difficulties in either process, please contact


Step 1: Registration

CCFFR has made a formal commitment to understand the population it serves and to assess the degree to which our demographic aligns with the demographic of Canadian aquatic scientists. Thus, you are encouraged to complete a few extra questions during the registration process.

Support for Students, Post Docs and Retirees

The registration fee has been subsidized in lieu of making individual Clemens-Rigler and Early Career awards. When you register, you will be asked if you are registering as a student or post doc, retiree or a “regular” person. The magnitude of this subsidy is the same as the amount of prior year Clemens-Rigler and Early Career awards, about $17,000. We are very grateful to our sponsors and to Dr. Steve Cooke and Dr. Margaret Docker for working hard to engage organizations and businesses to allow us to provide this generous subsidy.

Registration Fees

Registration is through Confex. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Category Until January 15th
January 16th and later
Student $40 $90
Post-Doctoral Fellow or Retired $75 $120
Regular Attendee (Everyone else) $100 $160


Step 2: Abstract Submission

Registration is separate from abstract submission. Please complete Step 1: Registration to register. Completion of an Abstract Submission does not register you for the conference.

Call for Abstracts

Deadline: 15 January 2021
Please submit your abstracts including title, list of authors, 150-word summary, whether you prefer an oral or poster presentation, and which symposium you’d like your presentation to be included in. We especially encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) colleagues, students and early career researchers in areas that support the conference theme Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Aquatic Research.

Instructions for Pre-recorded Oral Presentations and Posters
Deadline for upload: 1 February 2021
Length of Oral Presentations: 15 minutes

Detailed instructions for preparing and uploading your oral and poster presentations will be available soon. Also, because we are encouraging presenters to make their talks and posters accessible to all participants, we will be providing instructions and resources for adding captioning and/or transcripts to your recorded presentations, recommended colour palettes for your slides and posters, and contact information for CCFFR-SCL team members who can help you if you run into difficulties.

Please watch this space.