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NWL Annual Spring Meeting, 2024, Field Trip, Workshop, Talks, and Posters

  • 20 May 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • 23 May 2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • Spokane, Washington

Annual general meeting (May 20-23, 2024, Spokane, Washington. Registration for the meeting is through the Northwest Scientific Association website: The meeting has talks, a workshop, and one or more field trips. See photos from past meetings. For information on giving a talk or poster and for the general schedule, see the NWSA link above. 

Schedule and summary of lichen activities for the meeting is posted here.

Support for students and lichen enthusiasts. This year we offer up to 6, $100 awards to help students and non-student lichen enthusiasts with financial need and who are presenting either a talk or a poster. You must also be registered with NWSA for the meeting to receive the award. Have your abstract ready before you apply for the award. For joint authorship, each person applying for a travel award should submit the title and the abstract, making it clear who they are presenting with, regardless of whether the presentation is a talk or poster. The $100 award is to be divided among all applicants for the one poster/presentation. Apply here. Deadline April 26.

Please also check for opportunities with your college or university -- most of those have small grants for student travel to meetings.


Field trips: We will have at least two field trips near Spokane, tentatively Dishman Hills and Mount Spokane. 

Workshop: Scytinium Identification with Dr. Daphne Stone

Location: Hugh’s Hall 105, Gonzaga University; 1:30 pm

Description: Do jelly lichens have you jumping out of your seat? Then come to dispel some of your frustration in this workshop with Dr. Daphne Stone as she unveils some of the mystery surrounding the genus Scytinium. There will be microscopes and microscopy supplies for attendees. Be sure to bring Scytinium specimens to identify during the workshop!

Lodging: On your own. At least some of us are staying at the Ruby River Hotel, which is near the venue. 5093265577. 700 N Division St, Spokane.

Further meeting details will appear here as they become available. This year's local host and organizer is Jessi Allen at Eastern Washington University.

Future years: We are eager to have YOU help to organize the lichen part of the annual meeting. The meeting is arranged on a year-by-year basis, depending on the location of the NWSA meeting. This usually happens in mid to late March. The annual meeting typically has four components: talks that present ongoing or completed research (we try to keep this as casual and informal as possible); a workshop on a particular topic, genus, or area; field trips to some local spots of interest; and evening socializing, usually at a local restaurant.

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