SFS Social Events and Member Activities

Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

By invitation only, for members of the Society of Freshwater Science Board of Directors and invited guests.

Freshwater Science Editorial Board Committee Breakfast

Monday, 8 June 2020, 7:00-9:00 am

By invitation only, for members of the Freshwater Science Editorial Board (Editors and Associate Editors).

Silent Auction

Monday, 8 June, 8:00 am - Wednesday, 10 June 2020 6:00 pm

Come bid on a variety of hard-to-find and hot off the press books, crafts, and SFS merchandise donated by SFS members.  All proceeds support research and travel awards for SFS student members. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Silent Auction Chair Jennifer Harper (jharpe18@emich.edu).

SFS Committees Lunch

Monday, 8 June 2020, 1:00-2:30 pm

Members from standing and special committees of SFS gather for their annual planning meeting.  Committees include: Board of Directors, Executive, Finance, Board of Trustees of the Endowment, Development, Journal Endowment, Elections and Place, Awards Selection, Long Range Planning, Annual Meeting, Publications, Public Information and Publicity, Constitutional Revision, Student Resources, Early Career, Taxonomic Certification, Technical Issues, Science and Policy, International Coordination, Conservation and Environmental Issues, Education and Diversity, Code of Conduct, and Membership and Data. The event is open to all (RSVP required) and provides an opportunity for SFS members interested in committee service to learn about each committee's work from SFS leadership and committee chairs and current members.

Taxonomic Certification Program Test Sessions

Monday, 8 June 2020, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

The SFS Taxonomic Certification Program was implemented to certify that trained and skilled persons are providing aquatic invertebrate and diatom identifications in North America. The certification program tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills in aquatic invertebrate and diatom taxonomy and provides the successful applicant with a certificate of proficiency.  The program also helps promote undergraduate and graduate training of new taxonomic experts, training of taxonomic technicians through workshops, development of new manuals for identifying aquatic invertebrates and algae, and taxonomic excellence in other disciplines and other parts of the world.

The Taxonomic Certification Program is supported by the Society for Freshwater Science, overseen by the SFS Taxonomic Certification Committee, and administered by Stroud Water Research Center.

Taxonomic Certification Committee Meeting

Monday, 8 June 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm

This meeting will follow the Taxonomic Certification Program test sessions.  All are welcome.

SFS Membership Business Lunch

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 1:00-2:30 pm

Open to all members of SFS. Come hear about your Society's work over the past year from SFS leadership, meet the outgoing and incoming officers of the Society, and participate in voting.

Taxonomy Fair

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 6:00-8:30 pm

The SFS Technical Issues Committee would like to invite you to the Annual SFS Taxonomy Fair at the 2020 Annual Meeting. Taxonomic experts will be gathered during the poster session Tuesday afternoon to discuss any and all taxonomic issues and help with identifications. There will be prizes for attendees who bring the 'most interesting specimens' to the fair. Are you flying to the meeting? Please be aware that the FAA has recently changed their guidelines for flying with biological specimens. A description of how to package specimens can be found here: https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety/   Do you not have any specimens to examine but have questions about taxonomy or systematics?  Be sure to stop by and chat with the invited experts and hear the latest news about the taxonomy of your favorite invertebrate or algal taxon. We look forward to seeing you at this year's fair.

SFS Endowment Reception

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:00-10:00 pm

By invitation only, for donors to the SFS Science endowment and 2020 endowment award recipients.

SFS Live Auction

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:00-10:00 pm

This SFS tradition continues with a variety of items available.  Additional information will be provided soon.

SFS 2021 Planning Committee Lunch

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 1:00-2:30 pm

By invitation only, for members of the Planning Committee for the 2021 SFS/AFSS/NZFSS Joint Meeting in Brisbane, Australia.

Jam Session

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 7:00-10:00 pm

Calling all musicians!  In the SFS tradition, the Jam Session continues in Madison on Wednesday night.

SFS New Board of Directors Breakfast

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 7:00-8:30 am

By invitation only, for members of the SFS Board of Directors and invited guests.

SFS Chapter Information Session

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 1:00-2:30 pm

Come meet fellow members of your SFS regional chapter, learn what SFS chapters have been up to, or talk to the SFS chapter liaison about how to form a new regional chapter.

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