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SFS Annual Meeting

2024 Schedule

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Posted on May 14, 2024

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Saturday, June 1
Field Trips
self-guided (any time/day) Philly Murals Walking Tour Offsite
self-guided (any time/day) Visit to Bartram's Garden Offsite
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM Birding Tour at the Discovery Center (Strawberry Mansion Preserve) Offsite
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Visit to Great Marsh Institute Offsite
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Hidden Gem Canoe Field Trip: Discover the Brandywine River Offsite
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Tour the Collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences: Track A Offsite
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Tour the Collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences: Track B Offsite
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mussel Hatchery at Fairmount Water Works Offsite
Sunday June 2
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Nursing/family private space - Unsupervised Parlor C & D
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Workshop: Getting Published: A Science Writing Workshop Salon 10
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop: Spatial Analysis & Stats Modeling with R & spmodel Salon 5-6
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop: Ecological Apps of Bayesian Stats--with R and Stan Independence Ballroom B
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Orientation for EMERGE/INSTARS fellows Independence Ballroom A
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM SFS Board of Directors Meeting Horizons Rooftop
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Exhibitor setup Liberty Ballroom Foyer
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM SRC Merchandise and Silent Auction setup Mezzanine Foyer
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Presentation ready room Salon 9
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop: Intro to DIY Water Monitoring Technology Salon 3-4
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop: NEON Aquatic Biodiversity Workshop Philly North/South
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration and Exhibits open Liberty Ballroom Foyer
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Welcome Mixer/Reception [open] Liberty Ballroom Foyer
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM SFS Meeting Opening and Welcome: Land Acknowledgement; Awards for Distinguished Service, Environmental Stewardship, Leadership; Presentation by Award of Excellence winner Liberty Ballroom ABC
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner on your own Offsite
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM SRC Trivia Session [open] Horizons Rooftop
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Welcome Mixer/Reception/Ice Cream Social [open] Liberty Ballroom ABC and Foyer
Monday June 3
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Freshwater Science Editorial Board Breakfast Seminar C
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM SRC Student Orientation Breakfast Horizons Rooftop
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Presentation ready room Salon 9
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration Libery Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Exhibits Liberty Foyer
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Nursing/family private space Parlor C & D
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Silent Auction bidding and SRC Merchandise for sale Mezzanine Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome/Announcements; Short video - Judy's Creek; Plenary Session I: Erik L. Silldorff, Ph.D. "Aquatic Life in the Delaware River Basin: Our Unique History, Past Successes, and Persistent Challenges" Liberty Ballroom ABC
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Taxonomic Certification Program (TCP) Test Session 1 Seminar A
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break Liberty and Mezzanine Foyers
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Various
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own Offsite
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM SFS Committees - Lunch Meeting Horizons Rooftop
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Taxonomic Certification Program (TCP) Test Session 2 Seminar A
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Various
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Extra session - SFS Science & Policy, 4 presentations Salon 2
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break Liberty and Mezzanine Foyers
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Session (#1) | view poster instructions below Liberty Ballroom D
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Taxonomic Certification Committee (TCC) Meeting [open] Seminar A
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner on your own Offsite
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dry Rivers RCN meeting Offsite
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Endowment Committee Meeting Offsite
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SRC Student/Mentor Mixer Liberty Ballroom ABC
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Live Auction/Bingo to benefit SRC [open] Liberty Ballroom and Foyer
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM SFS Members JAM session - all volunteer [open] Horizons Rootop
Tuesday June 4
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM EMERGE+INSTARS+alumni mixing & networking breakfast Horizons Rooftop
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration Liberty Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Presentation ready room Salon 9
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Nursing/family private space Parlor C & D
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Silent Auction bidding Mezzanine Foyer
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Exhibits Liberty Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome/Announcements; Hynes Award; Plenary Session II: Seetha Coleman-Kammula, Ph.D. "Why is PFAS a wicked problem?" Liberty Ballroom ABC
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break Liberty and Mezzanine Foyers
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Various
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM SFS Membership Business Lunch [open] Liberty Ballroom ABC
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Various
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break Liberty and Mezzanine Foyers
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Various
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Fun Run Offsite
6:00 PM Dinner on your own Offsite
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM LGBTQ+ mixer [open] Independence Ballroom A
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Early Career mixer [open] Offsite - Uptown Beer Garden
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SFS Endowment Reception Horizons Rooftop
Wednesday June 5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration Liberty Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Presentation ready room Salon 9
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Nursing/family private space Parlor C & D
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Taxonomy Fair Set-Up Liberty Foyer
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Exhibits Liberty Foyer
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Silent Auction bidding - closes Wed evening Mezzanine Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome/Announcements; 2024 Fellows Awards; Plenary Session III: Alison M. Meadow, Ph.D. "Engaged Research and Societal Impact: Linking Research and Evaluation to Engaged Research and Societal Impact to Improve Practice and Outcomes" Liberty Ballroom ABC
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break Liberty and Mezzanine Foyers
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EMERGE fellows interviews by SEI Seminar Rooms C & D
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Various
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM SRC Grad Student Workshop: CV/Resume Review Horizons Rootop
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM SFS Fellows Meeting Liberty Ballroom ABC
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own Offsite
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EMERGE fellows interviews by SEI Seminar Room C & D
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Various
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break Liberty and Mezzanine Foyers
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Taxonomy Fair Liberty Foyer
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Session (#2) | view poster instructions below Liberty Ballroom D
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Informational Booth- SFS Chapters and Committees Liberty Ballroom ABC
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Taxonomy Fair tear down Liberty Foyer
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM SFS Social Event at Brooklyn Bowl Offsite- Brooklyn Bowl, 1009 Canal Street
Buses will be looping continually beginning at 6:00pm at Sheraton with last bus departing Brooklyn Bowl at 10:15pm
Thursday June 6
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM SFS New Board of Directors Breakfast Horizons Rooftop
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Liberty Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Presentation ready room Salon 9
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Nursing/family private space Parlor C & D
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Exhibits open Liberty Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Silent Auction pickup, Registration Desk Liberty Ballroom Foyer
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EMERGE & INSTARS Closing Workshop Horizons Rooftop
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome/Announcements; Presentation of HLA certificates; Plenary Session IV: Multiple presenters."From a Ripple to a River: At the Confluence of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in SFS. An invitation to learn about and engage with SFS’s current and future DEI initiatives." Liberty Ballroom ABC
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break Liberty and Mezzanine Foyers
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Various
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Posters and Exhibits tear down Liberty Ballroom D
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own Offsite
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EMERGE Steering Committee Franklin Room
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Various
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break Liberty and Mezzanine Foyers
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Various
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EMERGE fellows interviews by SEI Seminar Rooms C & D
5:00 PM Conference closes; Dinner on your own Offsite
5:30 PM Bench Buddy - informal meet up for dinner planning Liberty Ballroom Foyer
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Happy hour - no host City Tap Logan Square, 100 N 18th St.

Poster Instructions

Posters can be as large as 45 inches tall x 41 inches wide.

For those presenting their poster on Monday from 3-5 PM:
  • posters can be installed starting Sunday
  • posters must be taken down by Tuesday 3:00 PM
  • During the Tuesday 3:00 to 3:30 PM coffee break, a group of volunteers will take down any remaining poster from Monday's session and set it aside for later pick up.
For those presenting their poster on Wednesday from 3-5 PM:
  • posters can be installed starting Tuesday 3:30 PM
  • posters must be taken down by Thursday noon

Please avoid installing or taking down posters during Plenary sessions. If that cannot be avoided, please do it quietly.