It's time to register for the 2014 Southern Forest Insect Work Conference, 22-25 July 2014, Francis Marion Hotel, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA!
The SFIWC 2014 registration form is available exclusively online through Eventbrite again this year. Go to https://sfiwc2014.eventbrite.com to register. The registration fee is $260 ($160 for students and retired members), which includes a ticket to the Thursday night banquet for the registrant. Extra banquet tickets for guests are $50. Banquet tickets for kids 12 and under are $30. Registration receipts and banquet tickets will be distributed at the registration table.
Pre-registration on the Eventbrite website will be accepted until July 11, 2014. 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 (https://sfiwc2014.eventbrite.com) with a credit card prior to the meeting! Please be aware that the deadline for paying via credit card is July 11, 2014. 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 (https://sfiwc2014.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 Caribbean buffet with three entrees: Grilled Mahi Mahi (with a spicy tomato relish), Jamaican Jerk Chicken, and Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Loin (with apples). And vegetarians.... a variety of salads (including fruit), grilled vegetables, and red beans and rice also will be served. For dessert, key lime pie and coconut cream cake! One banquet ticket (for yourself) is included in your registration fee. Extra banquet tickets for adult ($50) and child ($30) 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 Francis Marion Hotel no later than June 20. It is very important that everyone planning to attend this year's meeting reserve their room(s) before this deadline, so that we meet our room occupancy obligation with the hotel. Please use the group code "INSECT" and mention that you are attending the Southern Forest Insect Work Conference when booking your hotel reservation by phone (1-877-756-2121) to get the special rate of $109.00 per night plus tax. Remember, this low rate is valid only for the first 70 rooms (first 30 on Monday, July 21). Please go to http://www.sfiwc.org//2014/index.html<http://www.sfiwc.org/2014/index.html> for details.
Self-parking is available and costs $16.00 per day.
Meeting details are available on http://www.sfiwc.org//2014/index.html<http://www.sfiwc.org/2014/index.html>.
I hope to see you in Charleston!
William P. Shepherd, SFIWC Secretary-Treasurer
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