Join us for the 100th Annual Meeting!

Please join us for the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. For the first time ever, the annual conference will be held virtually, providing the opportunity for mammalogists worldwide to join in the celebration. Learn about the latest advances in the study of mammals and interact with researchers and educators specializing in these fascinating animals. Come celebrate this important milestone in modern mammalogy!


The 2021 meeting program is now available online. Regular updates to the program will continue to occur as we get closer to the meeting, and a final version will be posted as a PDF document on the meeting website. Please note that instructions for accessing the ASM 2021 program content on the X-CD virtual meeting platform will be shared with registered attendees the week prior to the conference.


The scientific program includes contributed oral and poster presentations, as well as plenary speakers, symposia, and workshops. The plenary sessions feature an impressive lineup of student Honoraria and Fellowship recipients and the 2019 and 2020 recipients of the ASM Grinnell, Leopold, and Merriam Awards. Symposia include current topics in advances in teaching, pathobiology and collections, global mammal distribution and threats, and trait-based ecology. Workshops provide training in CT data, camera trap data, undergraduate education, 1-on-1 mentoring, and acoustic monitoring. Our capstone speaker, Rodolfo Dirzo, will close out the scientific program.

A full social agenda also is planned including a family-oriented opening social featuring Charlie Engelman of Nat Geo Kids and Disney+; a virtual run-for-research (#R4R2021); an exclusive screening of Deer 139 for student attendees; and an awards ceremony will follow the capstone session. Virtual field trips of the Washington State University Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center; the National Museum of Natural History marine mammal collections; and the Duke University Lemur Center and Fossil Collections are also available. Please check the meeting website for more information and regular updates. Please be sure to share and follow ASM 2021 on social media by using #ASM2021!


Late registration ends Monday, May 31st at 11:59 pm (Central Daylight Time). We currently have nearly 800 registered attendees and over 450 submitted presentations with a wide international representation. Please join your friends and colleagues this summer and register now for ASM 2021 (click here to register)! Let’s continue to set attendance records with our 100th Annual Meeting!

Registration will provide meeting attendees access to conference content for 6 months. Please also do not forget to sign-up for socials, workshops, fieldtrips, and other a la carte items. Contact Christy Classi in the ASM Business Office for assistance, or to modify your registration if you would like to add an a la carte item.


Given the virtual format of this year’s meeting, we have partnered with to sell and distribute our coveted conference t-shirts! All income generated from conference t-shirt sales goes directly to the Future Mammalogists’ Fund to support student research. And for those of you participating in this year’s Gordie Kirkland Memorial Run-for-Research, please do not forget to purchase the run t-shirt to wear on Wednesday, June 16th, and share your sweaty selfies on social media (#ASM2021, #R4R2021)!

All t-shirt options are available for $20. Please click here to visit the ASM Custom Ink site and your make your purchase(s). The ASM Custom Ink site will close May 31st, so purchase your t-shirt(s) today!


The X-CD virtual meeting platform offers a unique tool to engage other mammalogists in timely discussion topics. This tool is called Networking Lounges, and it functions very much like a Zoom meeting. Networking Lounges can handle up to 50 people and are accessible to all paid ASM 2021 conference attendees. Networking Lounges are the perfect venue for thematic discussions relevant to ASM 2021 participants, but they are NOT meant to be private meeting spaces. So, if you would like to set up an ASM 2021 discussion group around a relevant topic in mammalogy and invite other conference attendees to participate, please submit a Networking Lounge request (see form here) by 4 June 2021.


Professional conduct is expected of all participants in ASM sponsored activities, including the annual meetings, and of any individual representing the ASM. ASM is dedicated to ensuring the opportunity for active, equal participation in all ASM functions by all members, regardless of gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, physical appearance, disability, or sexual orientation. Discrimination and harassment are prohibited by the ASM; no individual should feel harassed, threatened, or unsafe at any ASM sponsored activity. The full text of ASM’s Statement on Inclusion is available here. Concerns or allegations of misconduct or harassment should be directed to the Office of the Ombudsperson or reported online here. Course of action for alleged misconduct may be found here. We note that ASM policies for professional conduct will evolve over time. The most recent version of these policies will be posted on the ASM Ombudspersons website and notifications of updates to the policy will be emailed to all ASM members. All ASM members and participants in ASM sponsored activities are expected to follow the most recent version of ASM Professional Conduct policies.


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