Next Wild Trout Symposium
is in 2020!

Wild Trout XIII

Theme: Reducing the Gap Between Science and Public Opinion

September 22-25, 2020
Holiday Inn Conference Center
West Yellowstone, Montana

Welcome Reception: Tuesday Evening September 22, 2010
Conference Dates: Wednesday September 23 through Friday September 25, 2020

Call for Papers.
Submissions deadline has been extended to April 24, 2020.

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Find out more about the meeting theme.

Read our Plenary Speaker Bios

Photo credits: Dave Lewis, Liz Mamer & Joe Kozfkay

Wild Trout Symposium COVID-19 Statement
March 25, 2020

We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting upcoming professional conferences around the world and wanted to provide the following information:

  • The WTXIII Symposium is still planning to go ahead as scheduled because it is still more than six months away.
  • The WTXIII Planning Committee is watching the situation closely and we place the utmost importance on the health of anyone considering attendance at the symposium.
  • Abstract submissions have been extended to April 24th. We anticipate providing notification to authors around the end of May about their acceptance.
  • We will provide regular updates to our plans here on our website.

We urge presenters to submit their abstracts as usual so we can continue to plan the symposium. We commit to being as flexible as possible while we deal with the uncertainty surrounding our world today.

Thank you for your understanding and participation. We look forward to seeing you in West Yellowstone in late Septmeber.

What is the Wild Trout Symposium?

The Wild Trout Symposium brings together a broad and diverse audience of non-profit conservation groups, media representatives, educators, anglers, fishing guides, government entities, and business interests associated with trout fisheries to exchange technical information and viewpoints on wild trout management and related public policy. Held every three years, each symposium has led to innovative approaches to wild trout management.

Wild Trout XIII offers a unique forum for professionals and anglers to interact, where participants are exposed to the latest wild trout science, technology and philosophies. This conference will equip participants to better manage, preserve, and restore these significant but declining resources.

pdf file Read about the history of the Wild Trout Symposium (Fisheries Magazine, Aug 2014)

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