Two venerable ornithological societies, the American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society, merged in 2016 following protracted discussions on the topic over the last several years. Next summer will be the first meeting of the newly merged society, the American Ornithological Society or AOS (though it’s listed as the 135th stated meeting to preserve the long history of the AOU and COS). As the AOU and COS have done for quite some time, the meeting will be held jointly with our Canadian colleagues, the Society of Canadian Ornithologists.
The meeting will take place 31 July–5 August 2017 on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, USA. The call for symposia proposals is now open with a deadline of Feb. 1. Hope to see you there!