Place:Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin
Mixer and Banquet: The mixer was held at the hotel on Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm, featuring egg rolls, spareribs, finger sandwiches, plus fruit and veggies. Beer and wine was provided. The banquet was on Tuesday night at the nearby Old Pecan Street Café, 310 E. 6th Street. The meal was a barbeque buffet. Vegetarian options were available. Extra banquet tickets are $25.00, and tickets for small children are half price.
Wednesday PM: Wednesday afternoon was set aside for field trips. A trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center http://www.wildflower.org and beyond was arranged by Ron Billings. On Wednesday evening, a fieldtrip was planned to watch the Round Rock Express play the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at the Dell Diamond. Game time was 7:00p.m.
Program: See the accompanying preliminary program for information on the plenary sessions and concurrent workshops.
Posters: William Upton of the Texas Forest Service coordinated the poster session.
Student Session: A plenary session featuring presentations by graduate students of their research was held Tuesday.
Photo Salon: There were 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 was 2X2" photographic slides or digital in a format compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint. Unless photographers specified otherwise, the winning images were added to Forestry Images, http://www.forestryimages.org.
A. D. Hopkins Award Nominations: Guidelines for the A.D. Hopkins Award are posted here.