The Waterbird Society will hold its 43rd Annual Conference and General Meeting in Salisbury, Maryland, at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Campus (UMES) from 6-9 November 2019.
The conference website now includes all information about lodging, transportation, social activities, registration fees, and the Atlantic Marine Bird Cooperative meeting. For more details, see the conference website: https://waterbirds.org/annual-meeting/
Abstract Submission: Abstract submission opened on May 1st. See abstract submission page for more details and deadlines: https://waterbirds.org/annual-meeting/abstract-submission/
Registration: Meeting registration is open. Early bird registration rates end 31 August 2019 For more information or to register: https://waterbirds.org/annual-meeting/registration/
Schedule of Events:
Opening Reception: Wednesday 6 Nov
Paper Sessions: Thursday 7 Nov, Friday 8 Nov (afternoon only), Saturday 9 Nov
Posters: Thursday 7 Nov
Special event organized by the Waterbird Society Diversity Program: Friday 8 Nov
Closing Banquet: Saturday 9 Nov
Waterbird Society Diversity Program: A unique feature of this year's meeting will be the inclusion of a Waterbird Society Diversity Program. To further the efforts of the Waterbird Society to promote diversity in the study of waterbirds, we plan to organize a full day of outreach efforts to students at UMES (which happens to be a Historically Black College or University), University of Maryland College Park, and University of Maryland Baltimore County. The full day event will take place on Friday, November 8. We will also recruit students from other campuses through SACNAS (the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) and MANNRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences), as well as through direct outreach to deans and chairs of relevant academic programs.