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SFS Summer of Science

SFS's annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin in 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. 

In lieu of the in-person annual meeting, SFS is hosting a Summer of Science! With summer as our guide, we hope you will adopt appropriate attire at home or in media presentations – in other words, bright colors, beach imagery, and sunglasses are encouraged! Please note that you must be a current member of SFS to participate. Not a current member? Renew or join SFS here.

Event Site:

Event Programs:
Week 1 Program Here

Weeks 2-4 Program Here

POSTER PRESENTATIONS! All presenters and comments must adhere to the SFS Code of Conduct and Ethics statements.

Summer of Science – Core week (June 9-12) schedule at a glance!  ALL TIMES EDT

All activities will be live and will be recorded and posted for viewing 24 hours after delivery.

Tuesday June 9

2:00 | Meeting room opens

2:10 | Kick off – Presidential address- “Emergence: a Freshwater Science Imperative”

2:50 | 2019-2020 Fellows announced

3:00-4:30 | SFS Membership business meeting – don’t miss finding out about SFS happenings, including the announcement of the President-elect, the meeting venue for 2021, and many committee activities

4:30 | Poster session opens for viewing and comment!

Wednesday June 10

2:50 | Meeting room opens

3:00-4:30 | SFS Standing and Special committees meeting and Info session – all welcome

Thursday June 11

2:00 | Meeting room opens

2:10 | Hynes Award for New Investigators address: Amanda Subalusky

2:45-3:00 | 2019-2020 Environmental Stewardship and Distinguished Service Awards announced

3:00-4:30 | SFS Regional Chapters Meeting and Info Session – all welcome

Friday June 12

2:00-3:30 | Town hall with National Science Foundation Program officers

6:00 | Poster comment period closes

Plus, the SRC Online Auction opens!

Weeks 2, 3, and 4 (June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 3) will have events roughly each day, with Field Trip Mondays, Workshop Tuesdays, Humpday Challenges, Science Thursdays, and TGI-Fridays (socials, mixers, and affinity group/constituency meetings and activities).

Most activities will be planned between 2-6 pm EDT.  

Three inspiring talks/panels are planned for Science Thursdays – those will be held 2-3 pm EDT on June 18, June 25, and July 2.  

Please join as many of these activities as possible – you will receive a password to access the event site free through your 2020 SFS membership prior to kick off! If you have recently renewed your SFS membership and have not received an email, please get in touch:


Summer of Science Code of Conduct and Rules for Moderators: 

SFS Code of Conduct: SFS Annual Meeting Code of Conduct

All participants in virtual SFS events are expected to be considerate of others. This includes avoiding personal attacks and respecting others and a diversity of views. SFS members should feel safe and comfortable without fear of discrimination or harassment. 

Moderators should remind attendees that they are expected to abide by the code of conduct at the start of each event. 

If any participant in an SFS virtual event violates the code of conduct or acts in a way that is harmful or aggressive toward another member, here is what moderators can do: 

  • Interject and ask the person to reconsider their behavior
  • Temporarily mute the person who is violating the code of conduct
  • Contact the organizer of your event or meeting host to remove the person from the event
  • Confidentially report the person and their behavior directly, or through a trusted third party, to: SFS president at or SFS Executive Director at so that appropriate follow-up actions can be taken to address the violation.