We have chosen the Menger Hotel for our meeting. Although meeting registration is not yet open, I encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. We have a block of 80 rooms (Tuesday-Thursday nights) and 35 rooms (Monday night) set aside for the group until June 25, 2018, so make your reservations by this date. Don't miss out on the special pricing!
17-20 July 2018
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas
Mention the following group code: 071618SFIW
Valet parking is available at the hotel for $20 per day plus tax (for overnight guests). There are less expensive options at self-parking public lots near the hotel.
Visit https://www.mengerhotel.com/ for hotel information.
$124.00 per night plus tax.
Remember, this low rate is valid only until June 25, 2018, and only for the first 80 rooms (first 35 on Monday, July 16). Make your reservation right away!
Allen Smith and Robert Coulson are privileged to serve as your Program Co-Chairs for SFIWC 2018. Based on SFIWC participant input, our goal is to develop an “information rich” program that features the contemporary issues in Forest Entomology in the Southern Region and beyond. Accordingly, we are soliciting your input into formulation of the program. If you would like to organize a workshop, have suggestions for workshop topics, or have suggestions for plenary sessions please send them to Robert Coulson (firstname.lastname@example.org; 979-777-7064). For workshop organizers, please provide a brief (50-100 word) abstract describing the workshop and a tentative list of participants. As in the past, there will be two workshop sessions devoted to graduate student presentations, and we ask that you encourage your students to participate in the program. With three current sessions, there will be room on the program for 12 workshops. One (or more) of the workshops will be an open session for contributed presentations.
The Graduate Student Session will be held during the afternoon of Wednesday, July 18. Please see the above link for presentation submission details. Titles, authors, affiliations, and abstracts (350-word limit) should be sent to Jeff Hamilton (email@example.com), Kendra Wagner (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Elizabeth Benton (email@example.com) by Friday, June 8.
Please contact Brittany Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or pictures that you would like to submit to the 2018 SFIWC Photo Salon. Only digital submissions will be accepted, and they must be received by Friday, July 6.
Please see the above links for the "2018 A.D. Hopkins Award" and "2018 Roger F. Anderson Award" for detailed information on nomination submissions.
Call for southern pine beetle presentations! If you would like to make a presentation on SPB-related research, management or technology development to the SPB Working Group, please contact John Nowak (email@example.com). The SPB Working Group meeting is scheduled for 1:00 – 2:45P on Tuesday, July 17.
This year's SFIWC food drive will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. As usual the Food Drive will accept cash, checks, or food and supply donations at the SFIWC registration table. The following are the items requested by the Food Bank: peanut butter, cereal, tuna, beans, rice, mac and cheese, chili, canned stews, canned soups, canned luncheon meats, full meals (can/box), and pop-top food items.