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SFS Annual Meeting

2021 Schedule


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If you registered for the SFS Meeting, you should have received an email from Seth Tarver on May 17. If you did not receive it please let him know!



All events are virtual and times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Current Time EDT: 11:23 AM
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Saturday, May 22
3:00 – 5:00 pm SFS Finance Committee meeting
Sunday May 23
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Board of Directors meeting
1:00 – 4:00 pm Workshops
INSTARS/Emerge Orientation
Monday May 24
7:30 – 9:00 am Freshwater Science Editorial Board meeting
7:30 – 8:30 am Coffee time – topic-focused coffee rooms (Live!)
8:30 – 10:30 am Contributed Sessions (on demand)
10:30 – 11:30 am Moderated discussions on each contributed session (Live!)
12:00 – 1:30pm Plenary Session 1 – Presidential Address and Award of Excellence Presentation (Live and recorded)
2:00 – 3:30pm Contributed Sessions (on demand)
Poster Session 1- (Live!)
3:30 – 5:00 pm Student Resources Committee (SRC) Orientation
4:00 – 5:00 pm Coffee time – topic-focused coffee rooms (Live!)
5:00 – 6:00 pm Moderated discussions on each contributed session (Live!)
7:00 – 8:00pm Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) Mixer (Live!)
Tuesday May 25
7:30 – 8:30 am Coffee time – topic-focused coffee rooms (Live!)
8:30 – 10:30 am Contributed Sessions (on demand)
10:30 – 11:30 am Moderated discussions on each contributed session (Live!)
12:00 – 1:30 pm Plenary Session 2 – Class of 2021 Fellows presentation and Plenary Speaker Nandita Basu (Live and recorded)
2:00 – 3:30 pm Contributed Sessions (on demand)
Poster Session 2 (Live!)
4:00 – 5:00 pm SFS Committee Coffee Time- Opportunity for SFS Committees to meet. All are welcome to join and learn more about committees at SFS (Live!)
5:00 – 6:00 pm Moderated discussions on each contributed session (Live!)
7:00 – 8:00 pm Angles on aquatic science: a short film showcase and panel discussion on visualizing inclusive freshwater environments
Wednesday May 26
7:30 – 8:30 am Coffee time – topic-focused coffee rooms (Live!)
8:30 – 10:30 am Contributed Sessions (on demand)
10:30 – 11:30 am Moderated discussions on each contributed session (Live!)
12:00 – 1:30 pm Plenary Session 3 – Environmental Stewardship Award Acceptance, Plenary Speaker Ryan Emanuel (Live and recorded)
2:00 – 3:30 pm SFS Membership Business “Lunch” (Live!)
4:00 – 5:00 pm Student-Mentor Mixer (Live!)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Poster Session 3 (Live!)
7:00 – 8:00 pm Endowment Reception (Live!)
7:00 – 8:00 pm Early Career Mixer (Live!)
Thursday May 27
7:00 – 8:30 am New Board of Directors meeting
7:30 – 8:30 am Coffee time – topic-focused coffee rooms (Live!)
8:30 – 10:00 am Contributed Sessions (on-demand)
10:30 – 11:30 am Panel discussions (Live!)
  1. Advancing Freshwater Science: A Discussion with the National Science Foundation Hosted by NSF Program Officer Gary Lamberti
  2. Council of Underrepresented Voices Panel Discussion Hosted by Zanethia Barnett and the SFS Council of Underrepresented Voices
12:00 – 1:30 pm Plenary Session 4 - Leadership Award Acceptance, Hynes Award Presentation and Plenary Speaker Michael McClain (Live and recorded)
2:00 – 3:30 pm Contributed Sessions (on-demand)
4:00 – 5:00 pm Coffee time – topic-focused coffee rooms (Live!)
Chapter Information Session and Town Hall (Live!)
5:00 – 6:00 pm Moderated discussions on each contributed session (Live!)
Friday May 28
1:00 – 4:00 pm Workshops
INSTARS/Emerge Program Wrap-up