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Early Registration:

Abstract Submission:

Post-doc Travel Awards:

Student Travel & Presentation Awards:

AOU 2009 Meeting

The 127th Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union is happening at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). Co-hosted by Villanova University and UPenn.

Meeting News & Updates

Volunteers Needed!

We had a great response to our call for volunteers, but volunteers are still needed! Please see the Volunteer Information page on what time slots need volunteers and how to sign up.

Campus Map

A Map of primary conference venue and housing at UPenn (PDF, 462k) is now available to help you get around the meeting. This map will also appear in the meeting's program book.

Abstract Book

A downloadable version of the Meeting Abstract Book (PDF, 891k) is now available.

Program Book

A downloadable version of the Meeting Program Book (PDF, 796k) is now available.

Ostrich Uproar 5k Run

Information about Friday's Ostrich Uproar 5k Fun Run is now available.

Schedule Information

Looking for your presentation date and time? A general schedule is now available as are the session schedules for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

For simple session lists with links to schedules and abstracts, please see the symposia, coordinated sessions, general sessions pages. Poster Schedules are also available.

The abstract search is also good way to find presentation schedule information.

Carbon offset

The AOU encourages attendees to consider offsetting the carbon footprint associated with their conference participation. One way to do this is through the Footprints program established by the Philadelphia Zoo.

Student-Professional Luncheon

Information about the Student-Professional Luncheon, on Thursday 13 August, is now available.

Field Trip Information and Sign-up Available

Detailed information is now available for the exciting field trips planned for both before and after the meeting.

If you have already registered for AOU 2009, you may log into your account and use the ticketed events form to sign up for field trips. New registrants may sign up for field trips at the time of registration.

Abstract Submission Closed

Thank you to all participants. Presentation are currently being sorted and scheduled.

Meeting Registration Now Open

Individuals may register for the meeting before or after submitting an abstract for the scientific program. On-line registration is preferred; however, a downloadable registration form (PDF, 66k) is also available.

Meeting Circular Now Available

The AOU 2009 Meeting Circular is now available for download (PDF, 255k)

Volunteers Needed!

There will be ample opportunities for people to become involved with the setup and implementation of the conference. Please visit or volunteers page for more information.

Silent Auction

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED!! We need donated items for a silent auction. Proceeds will fund student travel to future meetings. [more]

For More Information

For more information, please contact the conference management office by e-mail at or by phone at 1-254-776-3550.

Year of ScienceAOU 2009 is a registered event held in conjunction with the Year of Science 2009, coordinated by the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS).