For a venue location for the 9th International Symposium on Sturgeon (ISS9) in 2021  

The World Sturgeon Conservation Society is requesting proposals from interested institutions to host the 9th International Symposium on Sturgeon (ISS9) in 2021. These Symposia have become the overall platform to discuss future strategic research and management needs for the conservation of these highly endangered species. Research and management contributions presented at these events are screened by a rigorous peer review evaluation process and published in the proceedings of the Symposia.   Letters of intent from proposers who wish to host the next ISS are due by March 31st, 2017. These should include a brief outline on the proposed plan, emphasizing a regional focus. The conceptual plans will be screened by the WSCS Board of Directors, and all proposers will be contacted within two months to inform them as to whether a full proposal is requested. The full proposal should be received by the home office of WSCS no later than June 30th, 2017. A decision will be made by the WSCS Board of Directors by the beginning of August, and all proposers will be informed about the decision immediately thereafter. The selected host for the ISS9 will be announced in the ISS8 closing ceremony (to be held in Vienna, Austria, September 2017).