2014 California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
Please read below for details of the meeting and feel free to contact Norm Ponferrada at firstname.lastname@example.org for any other additional information you may need. Thank you.
- A comprehesive program is now available from: http://www.afs-calneva.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014-CalNevaAFS-Program-2.pdf
- Early Registration is now closed.
- The Hatchery Tour has been cancelled.
- The Cal-Neva Chapter Travel Grant application deadline has closed.
- The Friday night Banquet will be held at the Embassy Suites. The Banquet ticket is included with Full Registration. If you would like to attend the banquet, please hurry, as we are nearing our limit of 270 tickets!
- The Saturday sessions have been extended to 5 pm.
AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY
CHALLENGES. COLLABORATION. SOLUTIONS.
48th Annual Conference of the California-Nevada Chapter
Thursday, March 27th through Saturday, March 29th of 2014
Embassy Suites, Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814
The theme of the 48th Annual Conference of the California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is “Challenges. Collaboration. Solutions”. This year's theme is intended to showcase our scientists with their different areas of expertise and knowledge in both fisheries science and regulatory policies to inform the audience about their role to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems including their role as leaders, followers, team members, and advocates. Sessions are organized by topics that will explore the work of our active members and non-members alike in helping achieve the mission of the AFS. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to view the tentative schedule.
Please note: all attendees, including paper and poster presenters, must register.
Off-Line Registration Available
Fillable, pdf-format registration forms are now available to accommodate those who cannot use Eventbrite or must use alternate forms of payment (e.g., check, purchase orders, invoices, restricted credit cards). To request a copy of the form, please visit the Cal-Neva Chapter AFS website (www.afs-calneva.org/) or leave a message at email@example.com. Instructions and announcements may be found on page 2 of the form. If you currently have the old version of the form, please note that the banquet ticket is now included with full registration (ignore the additional banquet ticket charges and don't forget to select your preferred entree).
Best Student Poster and Oral Presentation Contest
All students are encouraged to present a talk and/or poster at the conference. There will be judging and cash prizes involved for first ($150), second ($125), and third ($75) place in both categories. Judging will be conducted by the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) Northern California District. Please note -- volunteer judges needed: If you would like to help judge student presentations, please contact Tom Keegan at Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-224-3656.
A Note to Potential Donors:
Please contact our Fundraising Coordinator, Eva Bush directly, using this link: www.afs-calneva.org/?page_id=85.
Pre-Conference Activities - Thursday, March 27, 2014
We have put together an excellent group of Continuing Education classes on Thursday, March 27th. Classes include a full day session on Applied Genetic Techniques, half day sessions covering CEQA, Section 7 Consultation, and Section 10 and 4(d) Rule issues. In addition, a half day Hatchery Forum will be available for those who sign up early enough. These Continuing Education sessions are designed to help practicing professionals expand and retain their knowledge, and provide a way for students and professionals to learn new subjects. Spaces are still available, so don't miss this great opportunity! Descriptions of Continuing Education course offerings and the Hatchery Forum have been posted in www.scribd.com (please see UPDATES at the top of this section).
Chapter Business Meeting - Friday, March 28, 2014
The Chapter Business Meeting will be held off-site at the Rio City Cafe, 1101 Front Street, in Old Sacramento. It is a short walk away from the Embassy Suites. There will be no free lunch. Attendees are welcome to order lunch on their own from the restaurant's menu.
Saturday Spawning Run!
This year's 5K Spawning Run will begin at Discovery Park and continue alongside the beautiful American River. This route is completely paved and mostly shaded by the lush riparian habitat surrounding the river. During the run, you may also get lucky and catch glimpses of various unsuspecting wildlife. Join us on March 29, 2014 at 6:00 AM for this year's 5K Spawning Run!"
Registration Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be issued based on the timing of the cancellation. Registration fees will be refunded in full if cancelled prior to the Early Registration deadline. The refund rate will be 50% after the Early Registration deadline, and up to Wednesday, March 26th. Thereafter, no refunds will be permitted.
When & Where
California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
California-Nevada is the largest regional chapter of the American Fisheries Society, and was the 2003 and 2008 Chapter of the Year.
The Cal-Neva Chapter is actively engaged in a large number of professional activities to advance our profession and the cause of fisheries conservation. These activities include sponsoring professional meetings, publications, continuing education, and conservation efforts. There are many opportunities for Chapter members to become involved in these activities. Foremost of these is to become more active in our Chapter. If you are interested in becoming more involved in professional activities please contact our Executive Committee. All members and prospective members are welcome.