Schedule at a Glance

August 17-23, 2018

CC = Atlantic City Convention Center

Updated August 17, 2018

Start End Friday August 17 Room/Location
8:00 AM 12:00 PM AFS Officers Meeting (Invitation Only) Sheraton Presidential Suite
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Management Committee Meeting CC 401
Saturday August 18 Room/Location
7:30 AM 5:00 PM AFS Governing Board Meeting CC 402
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Continuing Ed: Beginning GIS for Fisheries Scientists CC 309
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Continuing Ed: Intro to R for Fisheries Biologists CC 310
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Continuing Ed: Bayesian I: Intro to Bayesian Inference Using Gibbs Sampling (BUGS) for Fish Biologists CC 308
9:00 AM 4:00 PM American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) Board Meeting CC 321
12:00 PM 6:00 PM Registration and Information CC Exhibit Prefunction
5:00 PM 6:00 PM AFS Governing Board Reception (Invitation Only) CC Tree House
Sunday August 19 Room/Location
8:00 AM 12:00 PM CANCELED: Continuing Ed: Accessing Ocean Observatory Systems (OOS) for Fisheries Analysis CC 319
8:00 AM 12:00 PM Workshop: Leadership at all Levels in AFS CC 313
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Continuing Ed: Advanced GIS for Fisheries Scientists CC 309
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Continuing Ed: Bayesian II: Intermediate Bayesian Inference Using Gibbs Sampling (BUGS) for Fish Biologists CC 308
8:30 AM 4:30 PM Workshop: A Life Cycle of Scientific Communication. CC 305/306
9:00 AM 4:00 PM American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) Board Meeting CC 321
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Continuing Ed: A Crash Course in Ageing and Age Validation of Finfish and Shellfish CC 310
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Workshop: Impact-a-thon: Angling for New Ideas in Science Communication CC 318
10:00 AM 6:00 PM Speaker Check-In and AV Loading CC 304
10:00 AM 4:30 PM Registration and Information CC Exhibit Prefunction
12:00 PM 2:30 PM AFS Journal Editors Luncheon (Invitation Only) CC 405
12:30 PM 3:30 PM Workshop: Monsters of Climate Science CC 320
1:00 PM 5:00 PM CANCELED: Continuing Ed: Geolocation of Demersal Fish Using Archival Tagging Data CC 319
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Workshop: Uncomfortable Conversations: Addressing Unintentional Bias in Fisheries CC 313
1:00 PM 2:30 PM Fisheries Mangement Section Meeting CC 421
2:30 PM 3:30 PM Fisheries Management Section & Fisheries Administration Section Joint Meeting CC 421
3:30 PM 5:00 PM Fisheries Admnistration Section Meeting CC 421
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Fish Culture Section Meeting CC 316
2:00 PM 6:00 PM Tradeshow Exhibit Move In CC Exhibit Halls
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Poster Set-up CC Exhibit Halls
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Estuaries Section & Marine Section Joint Business Meeting CC 320
5:00 PM 6:00 PM International Partners Reception (Invitation Only) Sheraton Presidential Suite
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Education Section Business Meeting CC 309
6:00 PM 9:00 PM Welcome Networking Event Hard Rock Hotel & Steel Pier
Monday August 20 Room/Location
6:30 AM 8:00 AM Plenary Speakers Breakfast (Invitation Only) CC 410
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Registration and Information CC Exhibit Prefunction
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Speaker Check-In and AV Loading CC 304
7:30 AM 5:30 PM Childcare and Mother Rooms Open CC 411/412
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Coffee Break CC Exhibit Prefunction
8:00 AM 9:40 AM Plenary Session 1 and Emmeline Moore Prize Presentation CC Hall A
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Tradeshow Exhibit Move In / Poster Set Up CC Exhibit Halls
9:40 AM 10:00 AM Break CC Exhibit Prefunction
10:00 AM 5:00 PM Best Student Paper Symposium CC 317
10:00 AM 6:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions CC Various
10:00 AM 8:30 PM Tradeshow & Posters Open and Cyber Café CC Exhibit Halls
12:00 PM 1:40 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM 2:30 PM Plenary Speakers & Award Recipients Luncheon (Invitation Only) CC 419
3:20 PM 3:40 PM Break CC Exhibit Halls
3:30 PM 4:30 PM Socioeconomics Section Meeting CC 406
3:30 PM 5:30 PM AFS Journal Editorial Board Meeting CC 421
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Hutton Oversight Committee Meeting CC 419
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Northeastern Division Annual Business Meeting CC 401
4:00 PM 11:00 PM Rutgers Subunit Fundraiser Tun Tavern
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Fish Habitat Section Meeting CC 409
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Introduced Fish Section Meeting CC 405
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Fisheries Information & Technology Section Meeting CC 413
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Mid Atlantic Chapter of AFS Business Meeting CC 416
5:20 PM 6:00 PM Student and Early Career Education Subsection Business Meeting CC 417
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Genetics Section Business Meeting CC 414
5:30 PM 7:00 PM Michigan State University Alumni and Friends Social CC 301
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Water Quality Section Annual Meeting CC 406
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Bioengineering Section Annual Business Meeting CC 419
6:00 PM 8:30 PM Tradeshow and Poster Networking Event CC Exhibit Halls
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Virginia Tech Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Alumni and Friends Social CC 310
7:00 PM 9:00 PM University of Maine Alumni and Friends Social Boulevards Café
Tuesday August 21 Room/Location
6:00 AM 8:00 AM Spawning Run and Carcass Crawl AC Boardwalk
6:50 AM 7:30 AM Splash and Dash in Atlantic Ocean Boardwalk Hall
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Speaker Check-In and AV Loading CC 304
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Registration and Information CC Exhibit Prefunction
7:30 AM 5:30 PM Childcare and Mother Rooms Open CC 411/412
7:30 AM 8:00 PM Coffee Break CC Exhibit Prefunction
8:00 AM 9:20 AM Plenary Session 2 and Prize Presentations CC Hall A
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Silent Auction and Raffle CC Exhibit Halls
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Tradeshow, Boat Show, & Posters Open and Cyber Café CC Exhibit Halls
9:20 AM 9:40 AM Break CC Exhibit Halls
9:40 AM 11:00 AM Equal Opportunities Section Business Meeting CC 405
9:40 AM 5:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions CC Various
10:00 AM 4:30 PM Student Quiz Bowl CC 413
12:00 PM 1:40 PM Lunch Break
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Student and Early Career Focus Group (Invitation Only) CC 416
12:00 PM 2:00 PM World Council of Fisheries Societies Luncheon (Invitation Only) CC 419
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Best Student Paper and Poster Judges Luncheon (Invitation Only) CC 406
12:30 PM 1:30 PM Science Communication Section Business Meeting CC 316
1:00 PM 3:00 PM AFS Unit Leaders Workshop (Invitation Only) CC 401
2:30 PM 3:30 PM AFS Book Editorial Advisory Board Meeting CC 307
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Student and Early Career Focus Group (Invitation Only) CC 416
3:20 PM 3:40 PM Break CC Exhibit Halls
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Fisheries Editorial Reception (Invitation Only) CC 419
4:20 PM 5:20 PM Panel: Offshore Wind Energy Impacts on Fisheries: Investigating Uncharted Waters in Research and Monitoring CC 301
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Joint Social for AIFRB Members and Fishing Industry Stakeholders (Invitation Only) Bass Pro Shops
5:30 PM 7:00 PM International Fisheries Section Business Meeting CC 401
5:30 PM 7:30 PM VEMCO Social/Demo CC 404
5:30 PM 9:30 PM Fisheries Management Section’s Early Career Professional Social Tun Tavern
5:30 PM 9:30 PM Student Networking Event (Students Only) Claridge Grand Ballroom
Wednesday August 22 Room/Location
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Speaker Check-In and AV Loading CC 304
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration and Information CC Exhibit Prefunction
7:30 AM 5:30 PM Childcare and Mother Rooms Open CC 411/412
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Coffee Break CC Exhibit Prefunction
8:00 AM 9:20 AM Plenary Session 3 and Prize Presentations CC Hall A
9:00 AM 2:00 PM Tradeshow, Boat Show, & Posters Open and Cyber Café CC Exhibit Halls
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Silent Auction and Raffle CC Exhibit Halls
9:20 AM 9:40 AM Break CC Exhibit Halls
9:40 AM 11:20 AM AFS Committee Chairs and Leaders Meeting (Invitation Only) CC 406
9:40 AM 5:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions CC Various
12:00 PM 1:40 PM Lunch Break
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Student and Early Career Focus Group (Invitation Only) CC 416
12:00 PM 2:00 PM AFS Past-Presidents’ Luncheon (Invitation Only) CC 420
1:40 PM 3:20 PM Student Mentoring Event CC 311
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Tradeshow, Boat Show, and Poster Takedown CC Exhibit Halls
3:20 PM 3:40 PM Break CC Exhibit Prefunction
3:40 PM 5:40 PM AFS Business Meeting CC Hall A
6:00 PM 10:15 PM The Grand Networking Event Bally’s Beach Patio
Thursday August 23 Room/Location
7:00 AM 8:30 AM Incoming AFS Governing Board Breakfast (Invitation Only) CC 418
7:30 AM 12:00 PM Registration and Information CC Exhibit Prefunction
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Speaker Check-In and AV Loading CC 304
7:30 AM 5:30 PM Childcare and Mother Rooms Open CC 411/412
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions CC Various
9:40 AM 10:00 AM Break CC Exhibit Prefunction
12:00 PM 1:40 PM Lunch Break
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Atlantic City – Reno Hand-off Luncheon (Invitation Only) Tun Tavern
3:20 PM 3:40 PM Break CC Exhibit Prefunction