48
th
Annual Conference
AFS: Cal-Neva Chapter
Challenges.  Collaboration.  Solutions.
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Abstract Deadline:  February 28th
48th Annual Cal-Neva Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Conference:  March 27-29, 2014

We have a good schedule filling up for this year's conference.  This is a friendly reminder that abstracts are due February 28thClick here for submission guidelines- you may e-mail Norm Ponferrada  with any questions.


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Early Registration Rates Extended
The Early Bird Registration deadline has been moved to January 28th.  That is not so far away as it may seem, so please take a brief moment to register for the conference online.  If you wish to download a copy of the paper registration, please click here.  If you have any questions, or need to register as a group, please e-mail Sharon Shiba.

New For 2014:
In an effort to keep meeting costs low and to give members exciting new choices we have made the following changes to this year's meeting: 
  • There will be a nominal charge of $20 for the banquet for regular members and $10  for students, which is not included in the cost of the meeting.
  • The business meeting will not provide free lunch to those who attend (to include Ex-Com members).  We hope that this does not inconvenience anyone and encourages you to provide input to the Ex-Com members concerning chapter business and meetings.
  • The business lunch will be Friday March 28th at Rio City Cafe  at 1110 Front Street in Old Town Sacramento. 
     
 
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Pre-Conference Activities

Prior to the start of the conference, on Thursday, March 27, 2014 we have an excellent group of Continuing Education classes available.  

 

Classes include a full day session on Applied Genetic Techniques, or half day sessions covering CEQA, Section 7 Consultation, and Section 10 and 4(d) rule issues.  

 

In addition, a half day Hatchery Forum and a tour of Nimbus Fish Hatchery will be available for those who sign up early enough.  

 

These Continuing Education sessions are designed to help practicing professionals expand and retain their knowledge, and provide a way for students and professionals to learn new subjects. Click here to register. 

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Conference Opportunities

Student Volunteers
Students who wish to work during the conference to defray registration fees should e-mail Alan Noble Webster for details or call 925-457-1863. 
Partnerships and Donations
Cal-Neva Partners are critical to the success of the annual meeting. Please consider contributing to this year's event.  For more information, or to make your contribution, contact Eva Bush.
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Early Registration Rates Have been EXTENDED!
Register by 
February 28th, 2014
 
Click for Event Registration
Please respond by Friday, February 21, 2014!

We are pleased to sponsor a travel grant  for Cal-Neva members  who are presenting at this year's conference, and young professionals in the Cal-Neva membership.

 The award is designed to promote meeting attendance of young professionals and presenters who have made substantial contributions to the field through continued education, outreach and AFS service. The award provides up to $500 in travel support
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Click here for instructions to submit your travel grant application. 

Please e-mail Shawn Acu´┐Ża
with any questions!

The 2014 Cal Neva Chapter Conference takes place in the luxury of the  Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade, directly on the Sacramento River, just blocks from the California State Capitol and Old Town Sacramento.

AFS has a limited number of rooms available at the $99/night rate.  To make sure you secure a place to stay for the conference, please take a moment to reserve your room online
 or call 1-800-498-5237  (be certain to mention the conference name to receive the discounted rate).

Embassy Suites provides a free deluxe breakfast for guests,  and a happy hour with free drinks from 5-7pm.  Rooms are already filling up, get yours today.


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