48th Annual Meeting – August 2-5, 2004
Here is information for making final plans to attend this year's SFIWC, August 2-5, 2004. Be sure to make your room reservation early to assure the low conference rate.
Also, please mail the registration form, with or without payment, to the secretary/treasurer so we can have your registration package ready for you when you arrive.
Place: Radisson Riverwalk Hotel Tampa
200 N Ashley Dr
Tampa, FL 33602
Reservations: 1-813-223-2222 or 1-800-333-3333
Group name: "Southern Forest Insect Work Conference"
Plan now to attend the conference and spend an extra day or two enjoying the sites and culture of Tampa. The Radisson Riverwalk will honor the special conference rate of $85/night, single or double occupancy, for 1 day before and after the conference. Make your reservations early while space is available. Check the hotel's website for further information on the hotel and local activities, or contact John Nowak, Local Arrangements Chairman, at email@example.com.
Attractions: Tampa has whatever you want. To quote the Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, "... a single day's itinerary might include breakfast at a waterside cafe, Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, a streetcar ride to Channelside for shopping, and a Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Devil Rays, or Lightning game. Then on to historic Ybor City where the Cuban sandwiches are hot and crisp, the cigars are hand-rolled, and the colorful streets are lined with fun. What next? White, sugar-sand beaches, sport fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, boating... and, oh yes, the most succulent seafood under the sun." Check it out at http://www.visittampabay.com.
Baseball: If you would like to attend a major league game, the Devil Rays are hosting the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday evening. Read the accompanying PDF file for information on purchasing tickets.
Program: See the accompanying preliminary program for information on the plenary sessions and concurrent workshops. Contact Lynne Rieske-Kinney firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add a workshop for another topic.
Posters: A poster session is scheduled for Tuesday. Contact Brian Heath email@example.com to register your poster and get information on available space and restrictions.
Student Session: An open workshop featuring presentations by graduate students of their research will be held Tuesday. Students should contact either Robbie Flowers firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Coleman, email@example.com to schedule their presentation.
Tuesday Banquet: Our annual banquet will be held Tuesday evening at the world-famous Columbia Restaurant http://www.columbiarestaurant.com. The main course will be Pollo Salteado. Vegetarian and child options are available.
Golf: The FRONTALIS CUP golf tournament will be held Wednesday afternoon. We will e-mail specific information as soon as a course has been chosen.
Photo Salon: This year's Photo Salon will be very much like those of the recent past. There are 5 categories: Forest Insect; Forest Insect Damage; Series (3-7 slides) - where a single slide just won't tell the whole story; "Other " - for subjects that don't conveniently fall into any other category; and Humorous - the lighter moments of Forest Entomology.
Media may be 2X2" photographic slides or digital in a format compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint. You may submit your images to Tim Haley in the US mail, by e-mail, or personally at the very beginning of the meeting. If you submit digital photos please submit them in as large a format/file size and as uncompressed as you have available. Unless photographers specify otherwise, the winning images will be added to Forestry Images, www.forestryimages.org. If you need more information or require enthusiastic support for submitting your images please don't hesitate to contact Tim firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep those images coming!
A. D. Hopkins Award Nominations: Guidelines for the A.D. Hopkins Award are posted at: http://www.sfiwc.org/Award.pdf. Contact Forrest Oliveria email@example.com by 2 July 2004 with your nominations.
Give any one of us a call if you have any questions.
John Nowak, Local Arrangements, phone 828-257-4326, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynne Rieske-Kinney, Program, phone 859-257-1167, email@example.com
John Foltz, Secretary-Treasurer, phone 352-392-1901 ext 130, firstname.lastname@example.org