The 40th annual meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will be
in Fairbanks at the Princess Lodge from October 7-11
The theme of the meeting is:
The Practice of Fisheries: Celebrating all who work toward sustainable fisheries in Alaska
Please join us in celebrating the 40th annual meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, to be held at the Princess Fairbanks Lodge in Fairbanks, Alaska, from October 7-11. Continuing education workshops and organized tours will be held on the first two days of the meeting (October 7 & 8) and a welcome reception will be held Tuesday evening (October 8), location TBD. The keynote address and plenary session will be Wednesday morning, followed by concurrent oral sessions, with the poster session and an open mic night / social Wednesday evening. Thursday and Friday will be dedicated to concurrent sessions, with the banquet Thursday evening along with entertainment and an auction. The annual business meeting will be held Friday late morning, after which student awards will be presented and the meeting will adjourn.
For this 40th annual meeting of our chapter, we have chosen a theme that celebrates the many varied peoples who contribute to the health and sustainability of Alaska’s fisheries and fishing communities, whether as biologists, fisheries managers, students, artists, and so on. This theme will be exemplified through a broad array of sessions, including keynotes from (TBD), contributed oral sessions, and a poster session, and a long list of TBD social activities and tours.
This year’s meeting will also involve some new elements: an open mic night & social following the poster session; a trivia challenge with prizes during the banquet; and 20-minute “learning studios” in which experts will offer mini-lessons to small audiences on fisheries-related topics.
If you’re interested in helping with meeting planning, social activities, or local arrangements, please contact Chapter President Elect and Program Committee Chair Philip Loring (ph: 907-474-7163; email: email@example.com).
Hope to see you all in Fairbanks this fall!!
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge
The group code for booking reservations is TNBL3281. Princess is holding a block of rooms a night at $75.00 + 8% (bed tax, unless paid with tax exempt credit card or purchase order) =$81.00 per room per night. This rate has been extended both pre and post nights for anyone needing additional nights.
Individual may contact their toll-free reservations office at 1-800-777-1725, when making their own reservations using your unique group code-TNBL3281 or indicate they are booking for the American Fisheries Society Alaska Chapter.
Dates to Remember: (the grayed out dates are from the 2012 meeting, once dates are set for 2013 they will be listed in black).
June 15 – Deadline for Session Proposals
(Call For Session Proposals »)
September 5 – Abstract Submission-Call for Papers Deadline
(Call For Papers & Session Listing »)
September 15 – Cultural Diversity Travel Award Application Deadline
(AFS AK Chapter cult_div_award_application 2012)
September 17 – Early Conference Registration Discount Deadline (Register NOW! »)
September 21 – Molly Ahlgren Scholarship Applications Deadline
(Molly Ahlgren Scholarship Application »)
September 25 - Deadline to make minimum enrollent for Continuing Education Classes. (Continuing Education Courses »)
October 12 – Last day to preregister for Chapter Meeting. After October 12 you will have to register on-site in Kodiak. (Register NOW! »)
October 7-8 - Continuing Education Courses
(Continuing Education Courses »)
October 9-11 - Chapter Meeting