Friday August 18
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM AFS Officers Meeting (Invitation Only)
Saturday August 19
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM AFS Governing Board Meeting
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Workshops and Continuing Education Courses
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration and Information
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM AFS Governing Board Reception (Invitation Only)
Sunday August 20
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Workshops and Continuing Education Courses
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM BioBase Workshop and Field Demo
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Speaker Check-in and AV Loading
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Registration and Information
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM AFS Section Meetings
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Trade Show Exhibit Move-in
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Welcome to Tampa Networking Event at Tampa Marriott Waterside
Monday August 21
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Plenary Speakers Breakfast (Invitation Only)
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration and Information
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Speaker Check-in and AV Loading
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM Trade Show Exhibit Move-in/Poster Set-up
8:00 AM – 9:20 AM Plenary Session
10:00 AM – 8:30 PM Tradeshow Open and Cyber Café
9:40 AM – 5:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Plenary Speakers and Award Recipients Luncheon (Invitation Only)
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Various Section, Chapter, Advisory Board, and Committee Meetings
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Tradeshow and Poster Networking Event at Tampa Convention Center
Tuesday August 22
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration and Information
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Speaker Check-in and AV Loading
8:00 AM – 9:20 AM Plenary Session
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tradeshow Open and Cyber Café
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Wild Jobs Café
9:40 AM – 5:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Public Panel Discussion—Innovative Lionfish Research and Management
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Student Speed Mentoring
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Reception for AFS Award of Excellence (Invitation Only)
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Student Networking Event at Lowry Park Zoo (Students Only)
Wednesday August 23
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Spawning Run and Carcass Crawl
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration and Information
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Speaker Check-in and AV Loading
8:00 AM – 9:20 AM Plenary Session
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tradeshow Open and Cyber Café
9:40 AM – 3:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM AFS Past-Presidents Luncheon (Invitation Only)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Tradeshow and Poster Takedown
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM AFS Business Meeting
6:15 PM – 10:15 PM Grand Networking Event at The Florida Aquarium
Thursday August 24
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Incoming AFS Governing Board Breakfast (Invitation Only)
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration and Information
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM Speaker Check-in and AV Loading
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Paper Sessions