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Sunday Opening Plenary Session

Sunday, 17 February 2013
16:00 - 18:00 - La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom C

The opening session will begin at 16:00 on Sunday, 17 February. You will not want to miss this. Following a brief welcome and opening remarks by ASLO President John Downing, the session will include a presentation by Richard Campanella, a geographer and senior professor of practice, Tulane School of Architecture, Tulane University. His presentation, “New Orleans: A Historical Geography, 1700s to 2000s,” will be illustrated to explain the formation of the Mississippi Delta, the settlement and early development of New Orleans all the way through the circumstances that led to the Katrina debacle. The A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award also will be presented during the opening session on Sunday. The Mixer Reception will kick off with a traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Show.

Mardi Gras Indian Show and Opening Mixer and Reception

Sunday, 17 February 2013
18:00 - 20:00 - La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom B

Enjoy this time of entertainment and get caught up with friends and colleagues! The Mardi Gras Indian Show consists of seven performers including a Big Chief Mardi Gras Indian, a Brass Band, and a Second Line. (The “main line” or “first line” is the main section of the parade, or the members of the actual club with the parading permit as well as the brass band. Those who follow the band just to enjoy the music are called the “second line.” The second line’s style of traditional dance, in which participants walk and sometimes twirl a parasol or handkerchief in the air, is called “second lining.”) This will be a unique welcome to New Orleans and to the 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting.

Plenary Sessions and Award Acceptance Presentations

Monday, 18 February 2013, through Friday, 22 February 2013
08:00 to 09:30 - La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom C

Plenary Sessions will be held each morning of the meeting and will include brief opening announcements and remarks by committee member, plenary presentations, and award acceptance presentations. Plenary presentations and awardee information is listed in this program.

Poster Sessions and Receptions

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 and Thursday, 21 February 2013
18:00 to 19:30 - Exhibit Hall E

Though posters will be on display and available for viewing throughout the day, poster presentations will take place during evening sessions. Those who are presenting their research will do so during the receptions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Posters numbered 1 through 245 will be presented on Tuesday. Posters numbered 246 through 479 will be presented on Thursday. Light reception foods will be served.

Art Exhibit: “Past, Current, Future – GULF OF MEXICO”

Monday, 18 February 2013, through Thursday, 21 February 2013
09:30 to 17:30 – Room E1

Artist exhibition featuring original works in the form of painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and fibers mixed media by Louisiana students ages 6-18 and the Gulf Coast community. All works will relate to the Gulf of Mexico as an inspiration. During the week, meeting scientists will vote on their favorite student art pieces. Winners will be announced on Thursday at 17:00 in Room E2 of the Convention Center. The top three student artwork pieces chosen by the scientists will be presented with awards.