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LEARN THE LATEST ON THE LARGEST, THE SMALLEST, THOSE RECOVERING AND THOSE THREATENED, AND THE MOST CRITICAL CONSERVATION CHALLENGES FOR CETACEANS TODAY - Rare photos, cetacean education, fascinating personal accounts from the experts - ACS conferences are inspirational, informative events that you won't want to miss. ACS invites you to join a unique gathering of scientists, policy makers, and conservationists from all over the world to share current status, research, trends, and projects relating to cetaceans and their habitats.

Join us in beautiful Monterey, California, November 12-14th to participate in this special event. Enjoy whale watching, hiking, or kayaking Friday on the Monterey Peninsula! The Saturday and Sunday program schedules are listed below.

Don't forget the book signings, art show, marine life photo contest, and research poster contest. Full Conference Registration Tickets include Friday night reception, all plenary sessions, poster sessions, book signings, art show, and lunch on both Saturday & Sunday.

**The Saturday night banquet is NOT included in conference ticket price - please purchase below.

PLEASE CONTACT THE ACS NATIONAL OFFICE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RESEARCH POSTER CONTEST. Register for the PHOTO CONTEST below - the ACS office will send you details to enter. ACS Office - (310)548-6279 or acsoffice@acsonline.org.

EVENT DETAILS ARE LISTED UNDER TICKET INFORMATION BELOW....NOTE THAT YOU MAY REGISTER AT THE DOOR. Remember that you will need to make your own hotel arrangements. Special rates are available at our hosting hotel, The Embassy Suites Monterey Bay - Seaside, CA.

Whales 2010: Inspiring a New Decade of Conservation - The American Cetacean Society's 12th International Conference, November 12-14, 2010

American Cetacean Society

Whales 2010: Inspiring a New Decade of Conservation -...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
11/12 All-day Whalewatch
8 am to 4 pm.
$100.00 $5.79
11/12 Half-Day Whalewatch
8 am to 12 pm.
$65.00 $4.04
STUDENT Early Bird Full Conference Registration $165.00 $9.04
STUDENT Full Conference Registration 9/1/2010 or later. $195.00 $10.54
MEMBER Early Bird Full Conference Registration $200.00 $10.79
NON-MEMBER Early Bird Full Conference Registration $260.00 $13.79
MEMBER Full Conference Registration 9/1/2010 or later $230.00 $12.29
NON-MEMBER Full Conference Registration 9/1/2010 or later. $290.00 $15.29
SATURDAY ONLY - ONE DAY Conference Registration (includes lunch) $120.00 $6.79
SUNDAY ONLY - ONE DAY Conference Registration (includes lunch) $120.00 $6.79
HALF DAY AM SATURDAY Conference Registration (Lunch not included.) $55.00 $3.54
HALF DAY PM SATURDAY Conference Registration (Lunch not included.) $55.00 $3.54
HALF DAY AM SUNDAY Conference Registration (Lunch not included.) $55.00 $3.54
HALF DAY PM SUNDAY Conference Registration (Lunch not included.) $55.00 $3.54
11/13 BANQUET - Saturday night
Sponsored by Pacific Life Foundation. 7 pm at Embassy Suites
$45.00 $3.04
Student Membership $25.00 $2.04
Membership $35.00 $2.54
Conference Logo T-shirt
Please specify t-shirt size in notes: sm, med, large, x-large
$15.00 $1.54
Marine Life Photo Contest - Conference Attendee Rate Per Entry
Please contact ACS National Office for Entry Form and mailing information at 310-548-6279 or acsoffice@acsonline.org
$5.00 $1.04
Marine Life Photo Contest - Non-conference Attendee Rate Per Entry
Please contact ACS National Office for entry form and mailing information at 310-548-6279 or acsoffice@acsonline.org
$10.00 $1.29

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Event Details

A New Decade, New Challenges,

New Opportunities to Make A Difference  

Conference cancellation policy: $50 processing fee for cancellations by October 15. No refunds after October 15. Early bird rates apply before September 1. Online registration closes November 8. After that date, you may register at the door.

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 

* Full conference registration tickets - Include Friday night reception, all plenary sessions, panels, poster sessions, book signings, art show, and lunch on both Saturday & Sunday. **Banquet is NOT included in conference ticket price. It must be purchased separately.

FRIDAY

5:30 - 6:30 pm     Registration desk is open for check-in and those who have not yet registered

6:30 - 9:30 pm     Welcome Reception, Embassy Suites Ballroom

7:30 -  In the Eye of the Whale, featuring an exhibit his life-size, high-resolution photographs of whales -   Bryant Austin, Artist

 8:00 pm - The Adventures of a Whale Painter: 50 Years in Pursuit of Cetological Correctness - Richard Ellis Artist/Writer

SATURDAY

7:00 - 8:15 am     Registration desk is open for check-in and those who have not yet registered

8:15 - 8:30            Welcoming Remarks - Kathy Zagzebski, ACS President

Whales in 2010 – Where We Are

8:30 - 9:00            Whales of the World: New Developments in Whale Research in the North Pacific and Challenges Whales Face – John Calambokidis

9:00 - 9:30            Small Cetaceans of the World – Tom Jefferson

9:30 - 10:00          The Most Endangered Cetaceans – Bernd Würsig

10:00 - 10:15       Break

 Large Whale “Hotspots” – 2010-2020

10:15 - 10:45       Right Whales: Surviving the Times? – Brenda Rone

10:45  - 11:15     Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind: Using Tag Technology to Understand Humpback Whale ForagingAri Friedlaender

11:15 - 11:45       Cetacean Cultures and Cetacean Rights – Hal Whitehead

11:45                     Announcements

12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch

Dolphins in Distress

1:00 - 1:30            Over-fished and Under-appreciated: Conservation and Management of Hawaiʽi’s False Killer Whales -  Our Next Endangered Species? – Robin Baird

1:30 - 2:00            The Status and Recent Trends of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales – Rod Hobbs

2:00 - 2:30            Biology and Status of the World’s Freshwater Cetaceans – Randy Reeves

2:30 - 2:45            Break

 Porpoises and Places in Peril

2:45 - 3:15            Effects of the BP Oil Spill on Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Mexico – Teri Rowles

3:15 - 3:45            End of the Line: The Recovery and Conservation of the Vaquita – Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho

3:45 - 4:15            Importance of Taxonomy for Conservation of Finless Porpoises – John Wang

4:30 - 5:30            Poster session, art show, book signings (Jim Darling, Elin Kelsey, Kathleen Dudzinski/Toni Frohoff,  Carrie Newell)

6:00 - 7:00            Music/Socialize (Banquet participants only, banquet location)

7:00 - 9:00            Banquet and Awards Ceremony - Small Cetaceans in a Rapidly Changing World –  Randy Wells.  (John Heyning Award Presentation, Photo Contest and Poster Contest Awards Announced)

SUNDAY

8:00 - 9:00 am     Registration desk is available

9:00 - 9:15           Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15         Keynote Speaker – Conservation, Crisis, and Human Perception – Tim Ragen                  

10:15 - 10:30       Break

 The Next Decade of Cetacean Conservation

10:30 - 11:00       Worldwide Mass Strandings of Beaked Whales: Changing Patterns and Their Probable Causes  – Bob Brownell

11:00 - 11:30       Politics: The Past, Present, and Future of the IWC – Sue Fisher  

11:30 - 12:00       Cetaceans and Climate Change: What Can We Expect? – Ian Dutton

 12:00 - 1:00          Lunch

 1:00 - 1:30            Voices of the Great Whales, Drowning in a Sea of Noise –  Chris Clark

1:30 -2:00             Marine Spatial Planning and Cetacean Conservation – Pat Halpin

2:00 - 2:30            Whale Health and Conservation in an Urban Ocean – Rosalind Rolland

 2:30 - 2:45            Break

 2:45 - 4:00            “The Cove”– Screening clip and Q&A with Louie Psihoyos, Film Director

4:00 - 4:30            What Can ACS Do?  What Can We Do? – Kathy Zagzebski and Cheryl McCormick, ACS  Executive Director

4:30                        Formal Sessions Adjourn. Unmoderated Open Discussion Opportunity

 

 

 

 

 

 

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American Cetacean Society

Founded in 1967, the American Cetacean Society (ACS) protects whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through public education, research grants, and conservation actions.

The world's oldest whale conservation organization, ACS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation with national headquarters based in San Pedro, California and active chapters in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Monterey, San Francisco, Puget Sound and Oregon, as well as a vibrant student coalition. 

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