Joint Northeast-Southeast Bird Conference 2014 - Reminders & Updates

As mentioned in a previous newsletter, a Joint Northeast-Southeast Partners in Flight Conference will take place Oct 6-9 in Virgina Beach, VA. Below are some reminders and updates:


The deadline for early-bird registration for the Conference on  October 6-9, 2014, has been extended to Friday, September 5.  If you are intending to register, please consider doing so before the registration costs increase!

The deadline for reserving guest rooms at the conference rate of $94/night at the conference hotel is September 15.   Please make your lodging reservations soon if you are thinking about attending the conference.

Seeking raffle/auction items

To all who would like to support the Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight groups for organizing the conference , donations are being sought for items to be used in the raffle and silent auction to be held during the conference.  All proceeds from these two events will be used to help offset the costs of the conference.  If you or your organization can contribute any items, please contact Becky Gwynn at <>.  Items that need to be mailed may be sent to: Becky Gwynn, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, 3801 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, VA 23030, and should arrive no later than Friday, October 3.  Be sure to include a note referencing the donor/donating organization so that we can be sure to recognize your contribution. Thanks!

Updated Conference Schedule

Please note that the conference schedule for Thursday, October 9, has been updated from what was originally posted on the conference website.  Thursday morning will be a continuation of the Conservation Business Planning breakouts from Wednesday, with Thursday afternoon devoted to contributed oral presentations and organized sessions.

Invitation for additional poster presentations

Did you miss the deadline for submitting an abstract for the conference but have study results or a conservation accomplishment that you would still like to share with conference participants? Due to fewer than anticipated submissions of abstracts for poster presentations, space is still available for additional posters.  Additional abstracts for poster presentations will be accepted through Friday, September 12.  Please send a <350 word abstract with name and affiliation of authors to Troy Wilson <> or Randy Dettmers <> but September 12.