Greetings All Forest Entomologists and Friends,
I write you as the largest snowstorm in the history of Virginia is just starting.
We have been working furiously to get our 6th North American Forest Insect Work Conference
organized. I have several announcement for you to note:
Remember we are convening the meeting on May 31 with an early evening opening reception at
the hotel. This is the day after Memorial Day. The meeting will continue through Friday
noon, June 3.
1. Registration is live and online at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/nafiwc16/registration.html
There are early and normal registration rates and special deals for students and
2. Reservations for lodgings has been and continues to be available at our conference
hotel, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park at
3. A wide-ranging and timely program is coming together. thank you to all Concurrent
Session organizers for your submissions. There will be a follow-up announcement with
specifics on abstract submissions for both workshop invitees and posters. Kier Klepzig
has been leading the effort on developing the program and Robert Jetton is organizing the
poster session. Both are being helped by great teams.
4. Bob Rabaglia has put together a nice line-up of field trips listed at
Many of them will take place on Tuesday the 31st and are considered pre-meeting
activities. But some athletic events occur at night during the meeting if you are so
inclined. Please visit this link and contact the appropriate person to indicate your
5. Sponsorship has been critically important in helping us cover some of the meeting
expenses at one of the more expensive meeting locations in the country. Please visit the
Sponsors & Exhibitors Link to see who is supporting our conference at
. If you know of any potential company or
organization that might be interested in providing financial support to this conference,
please contact John Riggins
(email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) who is
chairing the Sponsorship Committee. No contribution is too small or too large.
That's it for now. Please spread the word. The more participants the better. Looking
forward to seeing all of you in just a few months...when it won't be snowing.
Scott M. Salom, Ph.D.
Department of Entomology
216 Price Hall MC 0319
170 Drillfield Drive, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Dept. Website: http://www.ento.vt.edu/people/tenure/salom-scott/index.html
Interfaces of Global Change Website: http://globalchangephd.com/