Annual Meeting

Register Now! NCWSS 76th Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan – 12/13 – 12/16

Currently, the NCWSS 76th Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel will be held in person. The Program Committee and the NCWSS board continue to monitor the Covid situation and engage the hotel to ensure the proper Covid procedures and precautions are in place during the meeting. NCWSS board will continue to monitor the Covid situation and make the necessary decisions to keep our members safe.

You can register here:

NCWSS Member meeting registration:

Non-Member registration is at

Book your room today at or call 616-776-6411.

Important Dates:

Call for Symposia

Complete the form and submit symposia by Friday, May 14, 2021. Symposia will be selected by June 15th.

Title Submission

Title submission for the NCWSS 2021 Annual Meeting will open Wednesday, August 25th and the deadline to submit will be Friday, September 10, 2021. Titles will be submitted to the abstract site here 

As defined in the NCWSS MOP, primary authors are limited to a maximum of 2 for papers, 2 posters, or one paper and one poster. Authors may present an additional invited symposium paper.

Abstract Submission

The deadline to submit abstracts will be Monday, November 1st, and should be submitted to the abstract site here 

You can view abstract format guidelines here.

Poster & Presentation Submission

Posters and Presentations must be submitted by Friday, December 3rd to the abstract site here 

See poster and presentation guidelines here.

Nominations for Awards

Nominations and their respective due dates are below, as well as their eligibility and past winners.

Graduate Student Travel Awards – due by Friday, October 15

Distinguished Achievement Awards – due by Thursday, September 30th

Outstanding Graduate Student Award – due by Thursday, September 30th 

Nominations for Fellows – due by Thursday, September 30th  

Video Contest

Updates and contest rules have been posted. See them here:

2021 NCWSS Video Submissions Background

NCWSS Video Contest Grading Rubric 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended the 75th Annual Meeting. Proceedings will be posted soon!

NCWSS “Unofficial” Proceedings

NCWSS 2020 Unofficial Proceedings

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Annual Meeting. We are so grateful for your contribution to its success and we hope to see you next year!

You can view the program here: NCWSS 75TH ANNUAL_DRAFT PROGRAM2_11.29.20 rev (0019)


Check out pictures from the 74th Annual Meeting here!

2019 NCWSS Program

2019 NCWSS Proceedings

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