2017 OREGON CHAPTER 53rd ANNUAL MEETING
Casting a Broader Net: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the Fisheries Profession
Bend, Oregon February 28 – March 3, 2017
Student-Mentor Mixer (Wednesday March 1st)
Match the Hatch and join the popular student mentor mixer! Take advantage of this great opportunity for students, young biologists, established professionals, and retirees to share ideas, provide insight, bridge generation gaps, and build new relationships in a casual setting. Students from all schools and universities are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Jeremy Romer.
Poster Session and Social (Wednesday March 1st)
Posters will address topics from across all disciplines of fisheries. Up to 36 poster displays will provide for great conversation, and tasty northwest craft brews will provide for great ideas and solutions. Networking at its best, this is an excellent opportunity to renew and create professional acquaintances. For more information, contact Christina Murphy.
Trade Show Social (Starts Wednesday March 1st)
Visit with local and nationally renowned vendors during the trade show. This is a great opportunity to get technical questions answered from some of the professionals that provide us the tools to implement our projects and reach our goals. Vendor exhibits will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall of the Riverhouse Convention Center to facilitate more interaction between vendors and attendees. For more information or to reserve a space contact Troy Brandt.
Spawning Run and Carcass Crawl (Thursday March 2nd)
Back by popular demand, we will have another Spawning Run for the 53nd Annual Meeting. We will also offer a Carcass Crawl fun walk. So join in the fun and go for a run (or walk). Get your blood flowing and you mind open for a great day of talks. The run/walk will be held on Thursday morning March 2rd. Register for the event before the January 27th early registration deadline and get a commemorative toque ($30; $20 registration cost with no fleece hat). Contact Shannon Richardson for more information.
Awards Luncheon (Thursday March 2nd)
Join us to recognize the award-winning work and accomplishments of our members at the awards luncheon. The awards luncheon is also a great opportunity to network with colleagues over a free lunch! Contact Colleen Fagan for awards nomination information.
Business Meeting (Thursday March 2nd)
Immediately following the awards luncheon, the business meeting will not conflict with technical sessions to maximize opportunity from Chapter members. Show your support for the Chapter by attending. The business meeting is a great opportunity to learn how the Chapter operates and how you can become more involved. Contact Ben Clemens for more information
Banquet (Thursday March 2nd)
Cap off your Thursday with another AFS tradition and opportunity for enjoyable networking with friends and colleagues. The banquet begins with a social, includes a sit-down dinner with a choice of delectable menu selections (see registration form), and is immediately followed by the raffle and auction.
Raffle and Auction (Thursday March 2nd)
Get your raffle tickets, and get ready to bid on silent and live auction items. Score some great gear, guided fishing trips, artwork, and much more. Contributions and assistance are always welcome. For more information, contact Jeremy Romer.
Live Band: Karaoke Kings (Thursday March 2nd)
Immediately following the Raffle and Auction!