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SFS Annual Meeting 2013

Energy production and aquatic biodiversity: Understanding the threats, planning for ecosystem management

Jacksonville, FL, USA, May 19–23, 2013

Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (http://jacksonville.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-jacksonville/)


We are extending early registration with reduced rates until midnight (PDT) 15 April 2013. We hope this will assist members whose travel plans are currently uncertain due to sequestration. We are also allowing late breaking posters to be submitted until 1 April 2013.

The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Hotel Riverside in Jacksonville and ask that you plan to stay at the hotel. All SFS activities will be at this hotel and there is FREE WiFi provided to us in all our sleeping rooms. Booking your overnight sleeping rooms at the Hyatt helps SFS to keep our expenses down and registration fees low.

Early registration closed on April 15, 2013.

Late registration for the meeting will be available until May 23rd, the last day of the meeting. A late fee of $50 will charged for those registering after April 15, 2013. In addition to a late-fee, an additional $25 will be charged for on-site registration.

Special Events

Plenary Presentations

We have four confirmed speakers for the 2013 Plenary Session which is centered on the conference theme of energy production and aquatic biodiversity -- Margaret Palmer (University of Maryland), Wil Graf (Univ. of South Carolina), Robert Jackson (Duke University), and Carol Ann Woody (Fisheries Research and Consulting, Anchorage AK).

Special Session and Workshops

A total of 21 special sessions on a wide variety of interesting topics is included in the 2013 program. The Technical Issues committee has organized a workshop ---Statistics – ‘R’– Us: Remedial workshop for new R users, led by Ben Jesop and Dr. Lei Zhang. Dr. John H. Epler will lead a workshop on the identification of larval and adult water beetles of Florida and the southeastern US. As usual, we will host a Taxonomy Fair during the poster session.

Schedule & Program

Special Activities

Our evening banquet and entertainment will be in the outdoor courtyard at Jacksonville Landing (http://www.jacksonvillelanding.com), overlooking the beautiful St. Johns River. This facility is next door to the conference hotel, and offers indoor seating in case of inclement weather.

Fun Run & Field Trips

We will host the traditional 5K run along the riverfront beginning in front of the hotel, and have added a mid-day kayak race along the river. A day trip for attendees’ families and friends to St. Augustine has been arranged, as well as several post-meeting field trips planned to Ichetucknee Springs near Gainesville, FL, and to the Okefenokee Swamp.  

Memorial Jam Session, Live Auction, Photo Contest & Homebrew Tasting

We'll also have our 8th Annual Photo Contest, a special Memorial Jam Session and tribute in memory of our SFS friends and colleagues Tara Willey, Don Webb, Ken Stewart, Tom Waters, Jim Sedell, Mike Hubbard, and Bill Coffman, and of course, the Live Auction!  And a special Homebrew Tasting Monday, May 20th, at Fionn MacCools at 9pm!

Presenter Instructions

Local Arrangements and Accommodations

Hotel information, special car rental rates, special air travel rates, and shuttle information is available here.

Exhibitor Information

Annual Meeting Sponsors

Meeting Planning

Powerpoint presentation at the SFS 2012 Member Lunch: PDF (1.21 MB)

Things to do

Things to do and see in Jacksonville: http://www.visitjacksonville.com/

Meeting Contact Information

Meeting Co-chairs

Meeting Committee Members

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