51th Annual SFIWC
August 4-7, 2008
The 51st annual Southern Forest Insect Work Conference will be 4-7 August 2008 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. We have a large block of rooms set aside for the group until July 20, so make your reservations before this date. Don't miss out on the special pricing!
Registration Form - PDF / Microsoft Word - NEW
Final Program - NEW
A. D. Hopkins Award Info - NEW
Here are the details:
Date: 4-7 August 2008
Place: Chattanooga Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Toll-free phone reservation: 800-841-1674. Ask for the "Southern Forest Insect Work Conference" group rate.
Online reservation: http://www.marriott.com/chadt. Enter the meeting dates and use the group code, SFISFIA. Parking is available for meeting participants at a discounted rate of $6.00 per day (self park). Visit http://www.marriott.com/chadt for hotel information.
Room rates are $85.00 per night plus tax.
We still have a few vacancies for the concurrent sessions. As of now we have five session topics (bark beetle control, southern pine beetle, hemlock woolly adelgid, prescribed fire, and systemic insecticides), which are almost enough to have 2 concurrent sessions per each of 3 time slots. We need at least one more session if possible (preferably not bark beetle related). Please contact the SFIWC Program Chairman, Chris Asaro, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-220-9060 with any ideas or if you would like to moderate a session.
As for the graduate student session, we currently have seven speakers and would like to have more. Graduate students or professors, please help us fill up this session by contacting Gina Davis (email@example.com) or Kelly Felderhoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) and providing them with names, affiliations, and presentation titles as soon as possible.
Also, please submit your titles for the poster session. Send poster titles, names, and affiliations to Carla Dilling (email@example.com).
More Info about Chattanooga
This year's Photo Salon will consist of 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. Click here for Image Submission form.
Media may be 2x2 photographic slides or digital. Submission of slides are welcome but they will need to be submitted to Laurie by 1 August 2008 to allow for scanning before the meeting. If you submit digital photos, please submit them in as large a format/file size and as uncompressed as you have available. You may submit your images via US mail to: Laurie Reid, South Carolina Forestry Commission, PO Box 21707, Columbia, SC 29221 or by e-mail Lreid@forestry.state.sc.us We encourage you to follow the Forestry Images guidelines www.forestryimages.org/contribute.cfm for information about image format, size, etc. Unless photographers specify otherwise, the winning images will be added to Forestry Images, www.forestryimages.org.
Digital photos will be accepted at the meeting no later than 12 pm on 5 August to allow for slideshow preparation and judging. If you need more information, please contact Laurie (803 667-1002). Also, if you have a story that needs to accompany your slide(s), please send it in with the slide(s).
Roger Anderson Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Call for Nominations