39th Annual National Conference


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2022 NAFWS Annual National Conference

May 9-12, 2022 in Miami, FL

The 2022 Annual National Conference will be held May 9-12, 2022 hosted by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida  at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Miami, FL.

Conference Agendas

2022 National Conference Agenda

Conservation Law Enforcement Officer Events

Workshop Agendas

Business Meeting Agendas

Virtual Option

This year’s conference will be a hybrid event with the option to attend many conference events virtually including the General Session on May 10th and a Hybrid Concurrent Session May 11th. Virtual participants can also participate in our 5K Swamp Run/Walk to raise money for scholarships for Native students. There are separate registration fees for virtual attendance. Virtual attendees must register by May 5th to receive a link via email prior to the conference date. If you do not receive a link (check your spam folder).

Registration Instructions

Up to date Individual Members and Member Tribe employees are eligible for discounted registration fees. Early bird deadline has passed. All presenters must register, there is no specific presenter registration rate.

You must login to receive a discount. To log into your portal:
  1. Hit the login button on the top right corner of the screen
  2. Enter your email address and hit forgot password
  3. Follow email instructions to set a new password.
  4. Log onto your account
  5. Discounts will automatically apply if you have purchased a membership.

If purchasing multiple tickets, please fill out attendee details for each ticket purchased. For accommodations and dietary restrictions, submit requests in the Additional Information field. Contact Heidi McCann (hmccann@nafws.org) to verify membership or for assistance setting up an account. 

Mail checks to
Native American Fish & Wildlife Society
10465 Melody Dr., Ste. 307
Northglenn, CO 80234

Registration Fees


NAFWS Member or Member Tribe Employee – $350
Non-member – $500

*Must be logged in to receive membership discount – See Registration Instructions above

Virtual – Must register by May 5th

NAFWS Member and Member Tribe Employees – FREE
Non-Members – $100

Other Prices – Purchase at registration desk

Daily Rate (Wednesday only) – $150
Extra Banquet Tickets – $50

Room Reservations & Travel Recommendations

The 2022 National Conference will be held at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Miami, FL. Make reservations by calling 305-925-2555 / Toll free 1-877-242-6464 or email reservations@miccosukee.com and say  you are attending the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society Conference. Free hotel shuttles.

Due to higher weekend prices, we recommend flying into Miami on Monday morning. Workshops will begin Monday afternoon.

According to Resort Policy: Guests must be 18 or older to enter the resort building, this includes the hotel. Masks are optional for vaccinated patrons and masks are mandatory for unvaccinated patrons.

Call for National Award Nominations – Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit nominations  for Conservation Officer of the Year has been extended to April 29, 2022 at 10PM MT.

Memorial Submissions

Submit requests for Tribal fish & wildlife professionals lost in 2021 to be included in our Memorial presented at the National Conference.

Live and Silent Auction Donations

Each year, NAFWS hosts Live and Silent Auctions at the National Conference to raise money for student scholarships. Please consider bringing an item for the auction. If you will not be attending in person, contact Heidi McCann (hmccann@nafws.org) about mailing items.

5k Swamp Run/Walk

This year our 39th Annual NAFWS National Conference is hosting an in-person and virtual 5K Swamp Run/Walk. You may participate virtually or in-person. The proceeds will go towards funding our scholarships that are awarded to our Native Scholars pursuing degrees in the Natural Resources and related fields.
First 50 people to register for the virtual or in-person run, will receive a t-shirt and medal! We will post a photo online once designs are available. Registration fee $35 – $40. For MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, GO HERE.

Sponsors, Vendors & Booths

Several conference sponsorship levels are available. To become a sponsor contact Heidi McCann at hmccann@nafws.org or by telephone at 303-466-1725 ext. 2 or cellphone at 720-822-3368.

Vender tables and booths are available. To reserve a booth fill out the Vendor Application and contact Corey Lucero at clucero@nafws.org or by telephone at 505-435-1644.

Call for Abstracts and Posters – Deadline Passed

Travel Assistance & Scholarships – Deadline Passed and no longer accepting applications.

For more information

For assistance registering or to validate membership contact Heidi McCann at hmccann@nafws.org. For more information about travel assistance and scholarships contact Ashley Carlisle at acarlisle@nafws.org.

Additional information

Registration Type

In Person, Virtual

Event Details

Date: May 09, 2022

Venue: Miccosukee Resort & Gaming

Directions: 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194

Email: hmccann@nafws.org

Event Details

Start date: May 09, 2022

End date: May 12, 2022

Venue: Miccosukee Resort & Gaming

Directions: 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194

Email: hmccann@nafws.org

In Recognition of Their Support

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society would like to thank those organizations that provided us with support over the years. With them we grew an effective national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

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