Important SNEC 2 Day Meeting Details

The address for the meeting venue is 575 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02139-4896

Hyatt Regency Cambridge Website

Parking is available in the Hyatt garage and we have a discounted rate of $25/night (exit/re-entry included) for those staying at the Hyatt. For those not staying at the hotel, $15 discounted tickets will be distributed at the meeting (but YOU MUST KEEP THE TICKET YOU GET ENTERING THE GARAGE!).

Registration will be on the first floor, near workshops on Sunday and near main session room on Monday and Tuesday.

Program will NOT be mass printed; PLEASE download the program (or print, if you just don’t like reading digital) before you come – same goes for abstracts!!

New England Aquarium networking event: buses will be available to shuttle attendees from the Hyatt (and back); if you plan to take the buses you MUST RSVP to Eric Schultz. If you choose to drive over and park at the Aquarium, the nearest garage is the Harbor Garage and parking is $40; no discounts are available.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours at the Aquarium will be offered from 6:30pm – 7:30p; the doors to the 4th Floor Back of House Access Point will be open for guests to go in on a flow – don’t miss this unique opportunity!!!

Social Media
On Facebook when you post photos from the meeting please remember to tag Southern New England Chapter of AFS

On Twitter please use the hashtag #snec2020 and @snec_afs

Cambridge Area Restaurants at the SNEC Meeting


Central Square Area: This is the closest ‘happening square’ to the Hyatt Regency and our recommendation for dinner and libations. Here you can find everything from fine dining to quick bites, fast food, and a large selection of pubs. This area has too many good restaurants/ pubs to list (but we provided a few). The close proximity to MIT means Central Square is the place to find all kinds of ethic restaurants for any budget. Plus, all of these places (except Lamplighter Brewing Co.) are with a 2 minute walk of each other. Central is ~15 minute walk from the hotel.

Note: From Central Square T-stop you can catch the Red Line to Harvard Square (another place with restaurants/ bars), or downtown Boston.

Directions: Mass Avenue, right next to the Central Square T stop.

Restaurants, Pubs, and Breweries (semi-ordered by price)

  1. Little Donkey. Chef-inspired spot with small plates, craft beer, and fancy cocktails. Good idea to call ahead. $$$. 505 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 12 pm -1 am.

(617) 945-1008.

  • The Mad Monkfish. Classy sushi restaurant with live jazz most nights. Hip atmosphere in a very stylish setting. $$$$$. 524 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 11:30 am – 10 pm.

(617) 441-2116

  • The Asgard. Nicely appointed Irish restaurant, pub. Good environment for a casual dinner and conversation. Known for local beer options and crafted cocktails. $$. 350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 11 am – 1 am.

(617) 577-9100

  • Rantzen Tibetan Place. Traditionally decorated Tibetan restaurant specializing in vegetarian options, with something for everybody. $$. 24 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139. 5:30-10 pm. (617) 354-8881
  • Veggie Galaxy. Vegetarian take on an old-school diner specializing in from-scratch vegan and vegetarian options. This place is really popular for locals. $$. 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 9 am- 10 pm.

(617) 497-1513

  • Miracle of Science Bar and Grill. Really fun creative bar with lots of beers on tap and periodic table-themed menu. $$$. 321 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 11 am -1 pm.

(617) 868-2866

  • Middle East. Casual Middle Eastern inspired fare that turns into a nightclub late at night. $$$. 472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 11 am – 1 am.

(617) 864-3278

  • Roxy’s Grilled Cheese/ Arcade Bar. Grilled cheese restaurant with something for everybody, including an enormous secret speakeasy/ arcade bar. This place is really fun if you like exotic grilled cheese creations and/or classic arcade games. $. 292 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 11 am -11 pm. (617) 945-7244.
  • Lamplight Brewing Co. Popular local brewery with large additional back room. Features, games, bar snacks and locally roasted coffee. Drawback is it is an 8-10 minute walk from Central Square. $. 284 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139. 11 am – 11 pm.

(617) 945-0450.

  1. The People’s Republik. Funky Communist-themed pub a short walk from Central Square. Come to enjoy the ‘red’ decorations, pub food, and local beer (but parmesan rosemary fries are excellent). $. 878 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 12 pm -1 am.

(617) 491-6969.

  1. Clover Food lab. Vegetarian friendly fast food joint offering fresh pita, coffee, beer, and breakfast fare. Inexpensive local beer with two semi-functional pinball machines in the back. $. 496 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139.
  1. H Mart. Large Korean grocery store with delicious French bakery, and fast ramen/ curry. $. 581 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 8 am – 11 pm.

(857) 209-2747.

  1. Chipotle. Fast food Mexican chain featuring burritos, tacos, and bowls. $. 598 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 10:45 am – 10 pm.

(857) 500-4066.

January 12-14, 2020 SNEC Winter Meeting Information

AFS SNEC is holding a multi-day science meeting on January 12-14th in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Online registration is now CLOSED. Walk in registration rates now apply.

The program is now available! HERE
The abstracts are available HERE

The meeting will feature four workshop options, two keynote speakers, four symposia, student activities, and contributed papers (oral & posters). Included with the price of 2 day admission is a banquet at the New England Aquarium.

The two keynote speakers include: Dr. John Farrell from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry talking about “Longitudinal Studies & Research on the St. Lawrence River: Ecological Change, Habitat, & Fisheries“, and Dr. Lisa Kerr from Gulf of Maine Research Institute will speak about “Climate Challenges to Fisheries Management in a Rapidly Changing Ecosystem“.

In addition to contributed papers, four organized symposia will cover topics including:
Big Rivers
Research in Support of Sustainable Seafood
Fish as Indicators of Environmental Quality
New England Supporting Fisheries Reforms in China

Several student-focused activities will also be held, including a workshop and a student-mentor lunch. The workshop titled “Student-Professional Mixer: Preparing for Successful Recruitment as an Early Career AFS Member” is designed to connect current fisheries students with a diverse panel of professionals to exchange advice, and to give students the chance to practice their interviewing skills with people who regularly participate in the hiring process.  This is a great opportunity for students to ask the important questions regarding employment in the fisheries field! For more information about student events please contact Christopher Sullivan [email protected]

Following Monday’s conference sessions, we will have a networking dinner at the New England Aquarium beginning at 6pm. Transportation from the hotel will be available.

Three workshops will be held on Sunday January 12th that are $25 for people who register for either the 2-day meeting or just 1 day and $45 for people who would like to attend JUST the workshop. Details on workshops can be found on the Workshop page. A fourth workshop is on seaweed pressing and the cost is $50.00.

A block of rooms has been made available for $125.00 per night at the Hyatt Regency. Reservations must be made using the link below. Make your reservations as soon as you can to make sure you get the special SNEC price!

Parking at the Hyatt garage will be available for $25/car per night.

Questions? Email [email protected]