Full Schedule-at-a-Glance

Monday, August 13
Time Event
4:00 pm Pre-Registation
Exhibitor Booth and Poster Set-up
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Opening Social, Courtesy of Conference Sponsors
Location: Pack’s Tavern
Tuesday, August 14
Time Event
7:00 am Continental Breakfast (provided)
7:30 am Registration Opens
8:15 am – 12:00 pm General Session
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:20 pm – 4:50 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:10 pm – 7:00 pm Poster Presentation and Reception, Courtesy of our Conference Sponsors
Location: Renaissance Hotel – Exhibitor Hall
Wednesday, August 15
Time Event
7:00 am Continental Breakfast (provided
7:30 am – 4:30 pm Concurrent Specialty Workshop and Off-Site Field Trips
Workshop Lunch at Hotel (provided)
Field Tour Box Lunches (provided at off-site locations)
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Evening Social, Courtesy of Conference Sponsors
Location: Salvage Station
Thursday, August 16
Time Event
7:00 am Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:30 am – 11:40 pm Concurrent Sessions
11:40 am – 12:40 pm         Lunch (provided)
12:40 pm – 3:40 pm Concurrent Sessions
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm General Session


Detailed Agenda

Detailed to be posted soon!


Included in the conference admission, the conference has three wonderful socials for participants to attend.

The first social is Monday evening at Pack’s Tavern. Meet other participants from the southeast region who will be at the conference with you for the rest of the week. Light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine (with drink tickets) and music will be provided. A cash bar will also be available.

The poster presentation and exhibitors’ social takes place on Tuesday evening at the Renaissance hotel.  Tour the exhibit hall and submit your exhibitors’ bingo card to be entered into a prize drawing. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks (with drink tickets) will be provided.

The last social is on Wednesday evening. After a day of field tours and adventures, join us at Salvage Station for blue grass music from a live band, BBQ, and drinks (with drink tickets). Challenge someone to a game of corn hole or just enjoy the view.

Wednesday Field Tours and Concurrent Sessions

Included in conference admission, these field tours have limited space and must be selected during registration. They are subject to change depending on interest level and availability.

Information regarding field tours to be posted soon!

Field tours from 2016: