AFO-WOS 2014 Conference

Save-the-date-2014

Annual Meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society

and Association of Field Ornithologists – Annual Conference

REGISTRATION  -  AGENDA   -  SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
TRAVEL AWARD INFORMATION - VENDORS - BANQUET MEAL CHOICE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS
HOTEL INFORMATION  - REQUEST FOR GROUND TRANSPORTATION
ATTENDEES  -  NEWPORT AREA -  FIELD TRIPS  -  ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING - SYMPOSIA - NABC EVALUATION SESSION

Dorm Check-in Information:

May 28 –  O’Hare Academic Center, 36 Ochre Point Avenue 02840  from 4-9pm
May 29 –  O’Hare, 36 Ochre Point Ave, Newport RI 02840 from 9am – 4pm
5/29 after 4pm – Ochre Court, 16 Ochre Point Ave., Newport RI 02840
*Both days after 9pm, check in is at Security located at Tobin Hall, 167 Webster St.
Parking is free both at registration and at the dorms.

We are arranging grouped ground transportation from the airport to campus.  There will be a charge, we estimate $20 one-way, that we will confirm with you before your arrival in Rhode Island. Register here for transportation. 

Welcome to the annual meetings of the Wilson Ornithological Society and Association of Field Ornithologists, in 2014 held jointly at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. The conference will be held Thursday, May 29th through Sunday, June 1 at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

Conference Highlights:

Donald Kroodsma
Margaret Morse Nice Award
Lecture: Birdsong: The Hour before the Dawn
Friday, May 30 8:30-9:30 am

David Wiens
Lecture: Barred owls in the Pacific Northwest:
Ecological Impacts on Spotted Owls
Saturday, May 31 8:30-9:30 am

AFO Luncheon to Remember, Friday May 30.
AFO members from across the decades will gather to exchange stories from the past and discuss their meaning for the organization’s future. All past and present members are encouraged to participate, especially former councilors and officers of the Association. The buffet meal will include chicken and vegetarian entrees with salad, side dishes, and desserts.

Symposia Saturday Afternoon

1. Pulp truth or fiction: fruit composition, diet choice, the health and performance of avian frugivores, and its important conservation implications.

2. Ospreys in New England and Long Island: From the era of DDT to the age of satellite telemetry

Closing Banquet and Awards
Saturday Evening, Ochre Court

There will be housing available on campus for those who register for it (first come first serve).

There are many beautiful hotels within Newport that will have occupancy during the time of your stay.

Field trips will be offered throughout your stay in Newport (paid or free).