Schedule


(tentative schedule – updated 12-17-16, subject to change)

The 2017 Annual meeting runs from Sunday, June 4-Thursday June 8, 2017.

  • Saturday, June 3: Pre-Conference Field Trips
  • Sunday, June 4: Workshops, Committee Meetings, and the Conference Opening Session
  • Monday-Thursday, June 5 - 8: Plenary Sessions, Special Sessions, Contributed Sessions.

The event takes place at the Raleigh Convention Center with a few events across the street at contracted hotels. The convention center is located across the street from the Marriott Raleigh City Center and the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Saturday, June 3
  Pre-Meeting Field Trips
3:00-5:00 PM SFS Finance Committee Meeting
Sunday, June 4
7:00-9:00 AM FWS Editorial Board Committee Meeting
9:00 AM-5:00 PM SFS Board of Directors Meeting
9:00 AM-5:00 PM Pre-Meeting Workshops (lunch on your own)
11:00 AM-4:00 PM SRC Merchandise Set Up
11:00 AM-4:00 PM Silent Auction Set Up
12:00 PM-4:00 PM Exhibitor Set Up
4:00 PM Registration & Exhibits Open
6:00 PM Welcome Mixer/Reception
7:00- 10:00 PM SFS Meeting Opening Session/Awards
Monday, June 5
8:45 AM Welcome/Announcements
9:00 AM Taxonomic Certification Testing (TCP Test Session 1)
9:00 AM-10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
12:30 PM-2:00 PM Lunch on your own
12:30 PM SFS Committees Lunch Meeting (Convention Center, 402)
12:30 PM SRC Student Committee Lunch Meeting (Convention Center, 304)
2:00 PM Taxonomic Certification Testing (TCP Test Session 2)
2:00-3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
3:30-10:30 PM Gallery of Fellows
4:00-4:15 PM Fellows Focus
4:15-5:00 PM Plenary Session
5:00-6:00 PM Taxonomic Committee - TCC Meeting
5:15 -7:00 PM Student Mentor Mixer (Sheraton)
7:30 PM-10:30 PM SFS Mixer and Live Auction
Tuesday, June 6
7:00 AM Pub Com Meeting
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
9:00-10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
12:30 PM-2:00 PM Membership Lunch Meeting (for all Members)
2:00-3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
3:30-5:00 PM Gallery of Fellows
4:00-4:15 PM Fellows Focus
4:15-5:00 PM Plenary Session
5:00 PM Dinner on your own
7:00-8:00 PM Endowment Reception
Wednesday, June 7
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Open
9:00-10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
10:30 AM-5:00 PM Gallery of Fellows
11:00-11:15 AM Fellows Focus
11:15 AM- 12:00 PM Plenary Session – Nancy Stoner
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Luncheon with Nancy Stoner (for student/early career, must preregister for this event)
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch on your own
1:30-4:00 PM Poster/Taxonomy Mixer
1:30-4:00 PM Taxonomy Fair
1:30-4:00 PM Poster Session (Official)
4:00-5:00 PM Chapter Information Session
4:30-6:00 PM Fun Run
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Early Career Mixer (offsite, close to Museum)
7:30-10:00 PM Offsite Social Event- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Jam Session at Offsite Social (bring your instruments of choice)
Thursday, June 8
7:30 AM New Board of Directors Breakfast
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Silent Auction Pickup
9:00-10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
11:00 AM-5:00 PM Exhibit & Poster Tear Down
12:30-2:00 PM Early Career Lunch Workshop (for early career, must preregister)
12:30-2:00 PM Lunch on your own
2:00-3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
3:30-5:00 PM Gallery of Fellows
4:00-4:15 PM Fellows Focus
4:15-5:00 PM Plenary Session – Fellows Presentation
5:00-7:00 PM Closing Mixer
7:00-10:00 PM Dinner on your own