Please note the announcement below. Further information will follow in due course.
Early alert for conference: ""Biological invasions in forests: trade, ecology and management", 15-18 September, 2020, Prague, Czech Republic
joint meeting of IUFRO Working Groups:
7.03.12 - Alien Invasive Species and International Trade
7.03.07 - Population Dynamics of Forest Insects
8.02.04 - Ecology of alien invasives
Topics covered by the conference:
* Invasions of non-native insects, tree pathogens, plants and other organisms in forest ecosystems
* The role of trade and travel as pathways for invasions
* Ecology and impact of non-native species in forests
* Management of invasions / Biosecurity
Conference will be held at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and will include a 1-day field trip to see local problems associated with non-native species in forests
To receive further information about the conference, please contact:
Andrew Liebhold, USDA Forest Service aliebhold(a)gmail.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rene Eschen, CABI R.Eschen(a)cabi.org<mailto:R.Eschen@cabi.org>
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It's time to register for the 2019 Southern Forest Insect Work Conference, 23-26 July 2019, at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront, in Savannah, Georgia, USA!
The SFIWC 2019 registration form is available exclusively online through Eventbrite again this year. Go to https://sfiwc2019.eventbrite.com to register. The registration fee is $350 ($190 for students and retired members), which includes a ticket to the Thursday night banquet for the registrant. Extra banquet tickets for guests are $60 (for children 11-and-under, it's only $30). Registration receipts and name tags will be distributed at the registration table.
Pre-registration on the Eventbrite website will be accepted until Friday, July 5, 2019. After this date, only on-site registration will be available.
IMPORTANT!!!: If you choose, you can pay your registration fee online at the Eventbrite website (https://sfiwc2019.eventbrite.com) with a credit card prior to the meeting! Please be aware that the deadline for paying via credit card is July 5, 2019. 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://sfiwc2019.eventbrite.com) to fill out the registration form, indicating your payment preference. There is a dropdown menu under "Payment Method" on the online registration form with options for paying via mailing a check to me ("Pay by check") or using a check or cash at the meeting ("Pay at the door").
Please be aware that an additional $8.00 fee applies to all Canadian and other non-U.S. checks.
This year's banquet is a Southern Buffet with several delicious choices: we'll have Cole Slaw; Potato Salad; Seasoned Collard Greens; Macaroni and Cheese; and a Tossed Salad with choice of dressing. Entrées include Fried Chicken; Shredded BBQ Pork; and Baked Basa Fish with pico picante cream sauce. Corn bread, biscuits, and dessert also will be available. We will have a vegetarian option at the banquet; please indicate your preference on the order form. One banquet ticket (for yourself) is included in your registration fee. Extra banquet tickets for adult ($60) 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 offline 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 Savannah Marriott Riverfront no later than June 24. If you reserve your hotel room now, we will be able to determine if we need to open additional rooms at the group rate, and can ensure that everyone who needs a room gets one! Please be considerate to your fellow attendees and reserve your room as soon as possible. Mention the group "60th Annual Southern Forest Insect Work Conference 2019" when booking your hotel reservation by phone (800-285-0398) or reserve online here<http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCo…> to get the special rate of $116.00 per night plus tax. Remember, this low rate is valid only for the first 75 rooms (first 30 on Monday, July 22). Please go to http://www.sfiwc.org/2019-meeting/ for details.
Self-parking is available for $17 per day plus tax.
Meeting details are available on http://www.sfiwc.org/2019-meeting/.
I hope to see you in Savannah!
William P. Shepherd, SFIWC Secretary-Treasurer
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