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Western Society of Malacologists, 50th Annual Meeting

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Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Los Angeles, CA 90007

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We look forward to seeing you at WSM 2017!

Registration includes access to meeting symposia, poster session, and the banquet. When you register here, you may also wish to renew your annual WSM membership, or purchase additional banquet tickets (for spouses or friends). You'll see these options when you click on "Tickets" to your right.

Registration will continue online through June 16th. You may pay via check or by other means (select a ticket but rather than selecting the "Order Now" option, click the "Show other payment options" link just below it).

For abstract submission guidelines please visit this website: http://research.nhm.org/malacology/western-society-of-malacologists/ The abstract deadline has been extended to May 14th.

An Icebreaker is the evening of June 19, the Banquet is June 22, and field trips are June 23.

June 20-22: symposia and special sessions include:

~Molluscs and Climate Change
~Molluscan Paleontology
~50 years of WSM: A Retrospective
~Terrestrial Gastropods
~Remembrances of James H. McLean & William K. Emerson, WSM Presidents 1974 & 1969

Banquet guest speaker: Dr. Carole Hickman, presenting: WSM TURNS 50 – CELEBRATING GREAT MOMENTS AND PEOPLE IN LEFT COAST MALACOLOGY

If you are able, please consider making a donation to WSM student grants in malacology research. You can find two donation options among "TICKETS".

Student discounts:

If you are a student and do not have funding opportunities to pay for registration, please email Jann Vendetti at: jannvendetti@yahoo.com or jvendett@nhm.org to inquire about the possibility of volunteering for the meeting and having your registration fee waived.

Accommodations and discounts:

A block of rooms will be available to reserve at the Vagabond Inn at USC: http://www.vagabondinn.com/vagabond-inn-los-angeles-at-usc/ until May 20th at a discounted rate of:

Single Queen $134.10 plus tax (15.5%), non-smoking
Double Queen $143.10 plus tax (15.5%), non-smoking
Please call 213-746-1531 and mention "WSM2017" for the discounted rate.

A nearby hotel is the Radisson at USC and another discount motel is the nearby Park Motel: http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/park-motel-jefferson.html

For a bed & breakfast experience, try The Inn at 657: http://theinnat657la.com/

Consider that you may find a lower rate at these and other hotels, motels, etc. through TripAdvisor, Expedia, Kayak, AirBnB, or another travel search sites. All WSM events and talks will take place in either the Natural History Museum or the USC campus- a 5-10 minute walk from each other.

Travel by air: Here are some stats on airports.

John Wayne airport (Orange County) to the Museum: 40 miles

Los Angeles airport (LAX) to the Museum: 15 miles

Burbank (Bob Hope) airport to the Museum: 19 miles

Long Beach airport to the Museum: 22 miles

SuperShuttle (an airport to destination shuttle service) runs to and from all of these airports. At the website below you can see how much it would cost from each airport to the Museum.

https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/losangeleslax/

Prices are subject to change, but as of April 6, the route from LAX to the Museum in a shared SupperShuttle van was $17.00 one way. From Orange County airport to the Museum was $72.00 one way.

The Museum address is: 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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