AFS SNEC is holding a multi-day science meeting on January 12-14th in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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:
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.
Early-Bird Registration prices have ended. The table below shows current pricing for 2 Day Regular Pre-Registration, One-Day Pre-Registration and the 2 and 1 Day Walk-In Rates.
If you pre-register for the full 2-day meeting then the cost of the banquet is included. If you pre-register for 1 Day and want to attend the banquet then you will need to purchase a ticket separately.
Banquet tickets are $50 for adults (one day registrants and guests) and $30 for students and children 12 and under.
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]