50th Annual SFIWC
Buccaneer Beach Resort, Jekyll Island, GA
July 23-26, 2007
Place: Buccaneer Beach Resort, 85 S. Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, Georgia
Group name: Southern Forest Insect Work Conference
Visit www.buccaneerbeachresort.com for resort information.
All of the 100 rooms that we were reserved for the SFIWC at the Buccaneer Beach Resort are taken.
The Buccaneer sister hotel, the Oceanside Inn and Suites has rooms available and is extending us the same rates ($98 for islandside and $107 for oceanside). The Oceanside Inn & Suites is located a couple of miles up the island from the Buccaneer at 711 North Beachview Drive.
Reservations can be made now by calling 866-553-5955. Be sure to ask for the Southern Forest Insect Work Conference Rate. This meeting rate is available until July 1, 2007.
Information about the Oceanside Inn and Suites is available at http://www.buccaneerbeachresort.com/oceanside_home.htm. However, please do not make reservations via the web address.
Program: See the preliminary program for information on the plenary sessions and concurrent workshops. Contact program chairman Scott Salom firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 540-231-2794 for more information.
Posters: Submit poster titles with abstract by July 1, 2007 to LayLa Burgess, Clemson University (email: email@example.com; phone: 864-656-3136 or 864-656-5071; FAX 864-656-5069). Posters should be not larger than 4 x 4 feet in size. Include the following typed information for poster submission.
Title, author name(s), affiliation/address and abstract (approximately 100 words, single-spaced, font 12 point). Use bold for the presenter's name. Include Address, Telephone, and email for Presenting Author.
Mixer and Banquet: Yet to be finalized.
Wednesday 12:30 PM on: Wednesday afternoon is set aside for field trips, golfing or leisurely free time. Those interested in participating in the Frontalis Cup golf outing should contact Bob Coulson at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (979) 845-9725. There will also be a redbay ambrosia beetle field trip.
Graduate Student Session already has 12 speakers and is FULL. If you are one of the speakers and have questions please contact either Brian Eisenback email@example.com at Virginia Tech or Laurel Haavik firstname.lastname@example.org at the University of Arkansas who are coordinating this session.
Registration - The registration fees have not yet been finalized but we anticipate that it will be between $150 - $175 for regular registration. Retired and student registration will be $75.
Photo Salon: This year's Photo Salon will be 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. If you submit digital photos please submit them in as large a format/file size and as uncompressed as you have available. We encourage you to follow the Forestry Images guidelines www.forestryimages.org/contribute.cfm for information about image format, size, etc. You may submit your images to Tim Haley in the US mail (USDA-FS-Forest Health Protection, 2500 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360-2009) or by e-mail email@example.com. Unless photographers specify otherwise, the winning images will be added to Forestry Images, www.forestryimages.org. Submission of slides are welcome, but if possible it would be preferred that they be sent early to Tim so that they could be scanned before the meeting. Click here for Image Submission form. If you need more information or require enthusiastic support for submitting your images, please don't hesitate to contact Tim. Keep those images coming!
A. D. Hopkins Award Nominations: Guidelines for the A.D. Hopkins Award are posted at www.sfiwc.org/Award.pdf. Contact David Kulhavy, Stephen F. Austin State University, P.O. Box 6109, Nacogdoches TX 75962. Phone (936) 468-3301, email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2007 with your nominations.
Roger F. Anderson Student Award. The Roger F. Anderson Student Awards Committee is soliciting nominations for the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the Southern Forest Insect Work Conference. This award is given annually to recognize excellence in research and outstanding contributions to forest entomology by a graduate student. Our conference has numerous students qualified for the award and the committee urges you to participate in recognizing our students. Click here for the criteria for submission of nominations. The deadline for receipt of the Roger F. Anderson Award nominations is July 9, 2007. If you have questions, please contact Fred Hain, Committee Chairman at 919-515-3804 or email@example.com.