The 2017 Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting & Conference was held March 2-4 at Geneva Park Conference Centre, on the shores of Lake Couchiching near Orillia, Ontario. This year’s theme was Biodiversity Conservation in the Face of Development. Approximately 90 delegates attended the 3-day meeting. There were 30 oral presentations and 6 posters covering a variety of subjects ranging from assessment of Asian carp spawning potential in Lake Ontario tributaries to perspectives on fish telemetry data sharing, including a special Brook Trout Monitoring and Conservation Symposium hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The conference is a forum where professionals from the public and private sectors, researchers from academia, and students can network and learn about the latest developments in fisheries policy, management, assessment and research activities relevant to Ontario.