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Posted: 2/21/2012
Expiration Date: 2/21/2022

SFS/NABS Meeting REGISTRATION OPEN: This is the first announcement that registration for the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science is open. Registration fees have been held to levels very close to last year. Register at http://www.sgmeet.com/sfs/sfs2012/.

BIG MEETING EXPECTED: We had 730 abstracts submitted for the meeting, which is more than a 25% increase from last year. This puts the meeting on track for a historically large turnout. Be part of the first meeting with over 1000 attendees!

FIRST 750 GET ON BOATS: The first 750 registrants will get tickets for the river boat mixer on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the capacity for the two river boats is limited. We will provide compensation in another appropriate form for later registrants, including the option for a Thursday evening river boat trip.

BANQUET at LOUISVILLE SLUGGER STADIUM: We'll eat barbeque from concession stands and enjoy mushball and cornhole tournaments during banquet. This is a great venue to find a quieter place to talk, get competitive in the batting cage or a tournament, and dance all night to a great blues band - all while enjoying a beautiful spring night in Louisville.

STAY at MARRIOTT: Please consider making your reservations at the Marriott Hotel. The Society gets compensated significantly for members staying in Marriott rooms. These funds will be used to support mixers and the endowment. (https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=3632249)

DAY at CHURCHILL DOWNS: Consider catching a late flight on Friday or leave on Saturday so you can enjoy a special day at Churchill Downs. We’ve made arrangements for breakfast on the backside of the track with owners, trainers, jockeys, stables, and a great view of the horses training on the track. Then we go the very special Kentucky Derby Museum, where we’ll see the amazing history of the Derby and learn a bit about betting too. Then we have the afternoon at the track, where we’ll have reserved box seats and an opportunity to win our fortunes. Read more at the meeting website.

MANY ADDED TRIP OPTIONS: Louisville is a great place to hang out. We’ve facilitated finding other Kentucky treats, such as trips to the Falls of the Ohio, tours of Bourbon Distilleries, as well as great local restaurants and bars near the meeting venue (Marriott Hotel – Downtown).

EARLY REGISTATION is available through April 1.

Questions? Contact Jan Stevenson, Chair of the Annual Meeting Committee (rjstev@msu.edu)

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