It's time to register for the 2012 joint Southern Forest Insect Work Conference and Southwide Forest Disease Workshop, 24-27 July 2012, Omni Charlottesville Hotel, in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA!
The 2012 SFIWC/SWFDW registration form is available exclusively online through Eventbrite this year. Go to http://2012sfiwc-swfdw.eventbrite.com to register. The registration fee is $190 ($140 for students and retired members), which includes a ticket to the Thursday night banquet for the registrant. Extra banquet tickets for guests are $35. Banquet tickets for kids 12 and under are $18. Registration receipts and banquet tickets will be distributed at the registration table.
Pre-registration on the Eventbrite website will be accepted until July 13, 2012. After this date, only on-site registration will be available.
IMPORTANT!!!: If you choose, you can now pay your registration fee online at the Eventbrite website (http://2012sfiwc-swfdw.eventbrite.com) with a credit card prior to the meeting! Please be aware that the deadline for paying via credit card is July 13, 2012. Credit card payments will NOT be accepted after this date! Credit card payments will NOT be accepted "at the door!"
IMPORTANT!!!: If you are not paying your registration fee with a credit card, please go to Eventbrite website (http://2012sfiwc-swfdw.eventbrite.com) to fill out the registration form, indicating your payment preference. There are options on the online registration form for paying via mailing a check to me or using a check or cash "at the door." Instead of pressing the "Register" button (to pay via credit card), press the "Show other payment options" and then "Pay Offline" buttons to select one of these additional payment choices.
Please be aware that an additional $8.00 fee applies to all Canadian and other non-U.S. checks.
This year's banquet will be a plated dinner with your choice of entrees: prime rib au jus or chicken stuffed with spinach and feta. Vegetarian plates (stuffed portobello mushroom) also are available; please be sure to mark your preference on the registration form. One banquet ticket (for yourself) is included in your registration fee. Extra banquet tickets for guests can be purchased using the online registration form. If you do not want to pay for your extra banquet ticket(s) using a credit card, please select the number of tickets you want and then choose your preferred method of payment. If you are paying for your extra banquet ticket(s) separately from your registration fee, please fill out separate online forms for your registration fee and ticket(s).
Remember to reserve your room at the Omni Charlottesville no later than July 2. Please use the group code "SFIWC" when booking your hotel reservation by phone (1-888-444-6664), or go online (http://omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Charlottesville/MeetingFacilities/SFIWCSWF…) to get the special rate of $115.00 per night plus tax. Remember, this low rate is valid only for the first 110 rooms (first 50 on Monday, July 23).
Meeting details are available on http://www.sfiwc.org//2012/index.html<http://www.sfiwc.org/2012/index.html>.
I hope to see you in Charlottesville!
William P. Shepherd, SFIWC Secretary-Treasurer
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