Dedicated to promoting stewardship and responsible use of aquatic resources, fisheries and habitats.


AREA 2022 Refund Policy
     75% refund through August 25, 2022
     50% refund from August 26 through September 22, 2022
     No refund beginning September 23, 2022

SPONSOR - 14th AREA Conference

  • September 25, 2022
  • September 29, 2022
  • Rapid City South Dakota


  • $1500 - Event Sponsor
    • 1-day conference registration or $200 discount off full registration
    • 15-second ad on conference website
    • 10-minute update time slot at conference
    • organizational logo/link on conference web page if provided by 8/1/2022
    • organizational logo and link on electronic conference program
  • $3000 - Event Partner
    • full conference registration for 1 individual
    • 20-minute plenary speaking opportunity in conjunction with meal
    • 30-second video posted on conference website and shared via AREA Facebook
    • organizational logo and link on web page if provided by 8/1/2022
    • organizational literature / product included in conference bag if received by 9/15/2022
    • organizational logo and link on electronic conference program

Registration is closed

The AREA conference is the venue to share information about your organization, initiatives, and products with aquatic/angler education professionals. Most state and many partner aquatic education programs and resources will be represented. AREA members provide angler and aquatic resource education nationwide, reaching hundreds of thousands new anglers and aquatic enthusiasts each year!  This is a great opportunity for you to reach a focused demographic, expand your network of contacts, and make face-to-face connections with those who need your products or services. 

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About us

AREA members participate in a national effort toward angler and aquatic education, angler R3, outreach, resource conservation, research, program evaluation, and similar functions related to aquatic education and angler R3 programs. AREA members can participate in the national biennial conference and regional meetings / updates.

Find us

Look at the AREA listing for your Regional Representative.

For payment assistance, contact Treasurer Sarah Chabaane, Phone: 803-737-8483, Email:

For member assistance, contact Member Support,  Carol Paterick, Phone: 301-805-0784,

Become a member

By joining AREA, you have direct access to national, regional, and local levels of support and expertise. You will have opportunities to participate in conferences and seminars and enjoy daily dialogue with aquatic scientists and leaders from all walks of life.  AREA members share professional experience; and members are able to get in on the ground floor of innovations in aquatic and angler education and angler R3.
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