Northwest Student Chapter of the Society of Marine Mammalogy


Date and Time:

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 12:00am to Sunday, May 3, 2020, 9:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 5:00pm

Event Timing: May 2, 8am - 5pm
Event Address: 516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225

We would like to invite all graduate and undergraduate students in the Pacific Northwest (BC, Yukon, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Northern California and Idaho) doing research on marine mammals to present their work at this conference. The purpose of the meeting is to gather students in a relaxed atmosphere to share research ideas, tribulations, and triumphs. It is an opportunity to meet others across the region, collaborate, and generally have a good time in a supportive and informal setting.

This year we are encouraging those students that are in the planning and proposal stage of their projects to present a poster, and for those researchers with results to give an oral presentation. This will allow each speaker more time to present their work, and provide a chance those in the preparatory stages more time to receive feedback and field questions during the poster sessions.  Please indicate your preference for presentations on the registration form, and we will do our best to accommodate everyone’s wishes! Oral presentations and poster sessions will take place on Saturday May 3rd on the WWU campus. We are also happy to accept guests that are not presenting, but who are interested in the research being done in this region!  Saturday presentations are scheduled to take place from roughly 8:00AM-5:00PM.

On Sunday May 3rd we will be taking a tour of WWU’s Shannon Point Marine Center and taking a wildlife-watching trip on one of their research vessels (additional charge of $20/person). Shannon Point is ~50 minutes south of Bellingham in Anacortes, WA, so if you would like to attend this activity, keep that in mind for your return trip home! Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to participate in this cruise, and the method of payment, as well as departure times, will be announced later.


How to apply/register:

Registration and abstract submissions for posters and oral presentations are being accepted until April 1st 2020. Registration/submissions will be done via Google forms (link below). If you have any questions or would like any clarification about the upcoming meeting, please do not hesitate to contact the planning committee via Nathan Guilford at

We look forward to seeing you all in Bellingham very soon!


Contact Name:

Nathan Guilford

Contact Email:


516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225
United States