FLTWS 2016 Spring Meeting


  • Holiday inn 1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, 32601 Florida

 

FLTWS 2016 Spring Meeting
April 13 - 15
Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center
1250 W. University Ave.

 

***EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS March 30, 2016***

 

Agenda

The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society will hold its annual Spring Meeting at the Holiday Inn Gainesville–University Center, 1250 W. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. The special meeting room rate of $94 per night with a valid tax exempt certificate has expired, but you can contact Monica Folk at monica.folk@fltws.org to see if any rooms are still available at that rate, or call the hotel directly at (352) 376-1661.

The Meeting theme is Connecting Science & Land Management and it will feature a symposium of case studies of Science-Informed Management, a variety of oral presentations, a poster session with refreshments, and the FLTWS business meeting. A workshop on camera-trapping and field trips to the Wildlife Research Lab and Sweetwater Wetlands Park/Boulware Springs will be on Friday. Continuing education credits will be offered for the Meeting. Social events will include a pool-side networking event on Wednesday with Quiz Bowl, natural history quiz contest during Meeting breaks, pool-side poster session mixer, and the popular awards ceremony banquet dinner on Thursday.

REGISTRATION (Register Online Here) 

Members [Membership renewal $20]                                                 $100 (early registration)

(includes socials and banquet)                                                           $120 (after March 30)

Nonmembers [New membership free!

   Join online prior to registering]                                                         $130 (early registration)

(includes socials and banquet)                                                           $150 (after March 30)

Students                                                                                              $75 (early registration)

(includes socials and banquet)                                                           $95 (after March 30)

 

Banquet dinners for additional guests can be purchased for $35 each.

Field Trips and Camera-Trap Workshop are FREE.

A $25 cancellation fee will apply to registrations cancelled after April 8.

Lodging
The meeting is at the Holiday Inn Gainesville–University Center, 1250 W. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. Participants are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. Rooms can be canceled up to 3 days before the Meeting without penalty. The special meeting room rate is $94 per night with a valid tax exempt certificate. Make reservations by calling 844-483-5985 or at FLTWS-Spring Conference 2016.

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor! 

The FLTWS Meeting is a great opportunity to build relationships and support wildlife research and management by registering as an exhibitor and/or sponsor. Sponsor opportunities include door prizes, silent auction items, refreshment breaks, education/ research grants, and field trip coordination, just to name a few. If you have additional questions, please contact Mark Ausley, Fundraising Co-Chair at mark@btc-inc.com.

Workshops and Field Trips
The last day of the meeting (Friday) will include a workshop on camera-trapping and field trips to the Wildlife Research Lab and Sweetwater Wetlands Park/Boulware Springs. Each activity will be over by lunchtime. Plan to bring appropriate field gear, water and sun protection for the field trips.