The annual meeting of the Southeastern Fishes Council will be held Thursday and Friday, November 14-15 2013 at Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama, with an opening social and dinner Wednesday evening, 13 November.
Abstract submission: Abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be due September 20. Due to the lack of poster set-ups at this venue, posters will be limited to 20. Abstracts can be submitted here.
Registration: Early registration (until 20 September) will be $125 for professional members and $75 for students, and includes breaks, an SFC meeting t-shirt, two meal passes at the State Park Restaurant (the venue is remote) and the Wednesday evening social and dinner. The Wednesday evening social will be held at the outdoor (but covered) pavilion on the TN River at the State Park and will include a local band, bonfire, beverages and dinner catered by Wintzell’s Seafood. Payment must be received by September 20 to receive the early registration and t-shirt. Early registration for professional non-members is $175 and for student non-members $125. It pays to become a member of SFC!!!!!
Late registration will be $175 for professional members and $100 for students (please register early). Late registration for professional non-members is $225 and for student non-members $175. Walk-up registration will be $50 more for all categories.
A guest/spouse dinner ticket can be purchased for the Wednesday seafood social for $15.
Accommodations: Lake Guntersville State (link) Park offers camping, hotel rooms ($86 per night/Federal lodging rates are available), cabins (2BR/2Bath) and chalets (2 BR/2 Bath) ($110 per night) - both can sleep 6-8 people. Cabins and chalets are on a first-come/first-served basis so early registration is recommended. Please mention "Southeastern Fishes Council" or market code 3487 when making reservations to get the group rate. Call 1-800-252-7275 for reservations or more information.
Keynote session: This year’s keynote address will be by Dr. Andy Mahon, Central Michigan University, who will discuss his work with environmental DNA (eDNA). His presentation will be followed by contributed papers in this area; if you are working with eDNA projects on southeastern fishes, we encourage you to submit papers for this session!