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
This year ORAFS is celebrating our 53rd Annual Meeting! You won’t want to miss this meeting! Student involvement is one of the most important reasons why the Annual Meeting is such a success. We look forward to seeing as many students as possible in Bend to share in the networking and educational opportunities (workshops; technical sessions).
Definition of a Student
To qualify for student treatment, you should be: currently enrolled at least half-time at any level in a college or university, in any field broadly related to natural resources. We aim to be inclusive for students, so if in doubt or in need of assistance, please ask and we’ll be more than happy to help out.
Reduced registration for technical Sessions
In an attempt to keep our Annual Meeting accessible to our student members, the early registration fee for students is only $50 for the entire meeting ($75 for non-AFS members). There are also some opportunities to receive free lodging (see below).
Become a Student Volunteer (and earn free lodging!)
Student volunteers are a large and valuable part of what makes ORAFS Annual Meetings a success year after year. We are looking for professional, responsible and trustworthy students to assist with a wide variety of tasks at this year’s annual meeting, including:
- Assisting with the assembly of registrant information packets (prior to meeting)
- Assisting at the registration and sales desk (throughout the meeting)
- Audio/visual support (running PowerPoint, Projectors, and room lights) during the technical sessions
- Assisting with the raffle auction (after the banquet)
- Setting up/taking down poster display boards (start and finish of meeting)
When you register for the meeting you will be asked all of the pertinent questions – are you a student, do you want to volunteer, do you need lodging provided, etc. Once we have a list of volunteers we will assign them different duties and let you know what we come up with.
Training and guidance will be provided for each position. Complimentary, shared lodging will be provided for students who donate at least 4 hours of service. Space in this lodging will be limited, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot. Besides earning lodging, this is a great chance to serve the Chapter and meet fishery professionals. You will have plenty of time to attend technical presentations and enjoy social events. To volunteer make sure you register as a student and select the volunteer option while registering!
Students attending this year’s Annual Meeting should plan on also attending the Student-Mentor Mixer. This is a 90-minute period where students and professionals from a wide range of fishery careers, backgrounds, and interests get a chance discuss experiences and opportunities. This is an informal event, structured in a speed-dating format, where students get an opportunity to meet and interact with a wide range of employers, professors, professionals and graduate students.
|Photo: Rich Grost||Photo: Rich Grost|
Questions, Comments, Concerns? Contact Jeremy Romer.