The Waterbird Society will hold its 43rd Annual Conference and General Meeting in Salisbury, Maryland, at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Campus (UMES) from 6-9 November 2019.
Symposia and Workshops: The Waterbird Society is calling for anyone who would like to propose a Symposium or Workshop for this meeting. A symposium may be a full day (∼14 presentations) or half day (7 presentations). Likewise, workshops can be a full day, half day, or a couple of hours. Please direct any questions about symposia and workshops to Dave Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org). Symposium and workshop proposals are due by 1 May 2019.
Abstract Submission/Registration: A call for oral and poster contributions to the scientific program will be forthcoming. Additionally, accommodation and travel information will be available soon. See Waterbird Society web page for more details: http://www.waterbirds.org.
Waterbird Society Diversity Program: A unique feature of this year's meeting will be the inclusion of a Waterbird Society Diversity Program. To further the efforts of the Waterbird Society to promote diversity in the study of waterbirds, we plan to organize a full day of outreach efforts to students at UMES (which happens to be a Historically Black College or University), University of Maryland College Park, and University of Maryland Baltimore County. The full day event will take place on Friday, November 8. We will also recruit students from other campuses through SACNAS (the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) and MANNRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences), as well as through direct outreach to deans and chairs of relevant academic programs.