Southeast Partners in Flight is pleased to announce its 2015 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Lafayette, LA, 2-5 November. November 2nd is reserved for working group side-meetings, but all are welcomed to attend! November 5th is a field trip day. Please see the meeting announcement and agenda.
Also, please consider submitting a poster or oral presentation abstract for inclusion at this meeting. Whereas our obvious focus is coastal avifauna, we will not turn abstracts away if you discuss non-waterbirds! Abstract are due 30 September (see Call for Abstracts).
There are several hotels in Lafayette, LA, one within walking distance of the venue. SEPIF is under contract with the Drury Inn and Suites, however, who has graciously set aside several rooms at government rate (and the normal rate is a reasonable, approximately $100/night; Drury is within a very short drive (ca. 3 miles). You can make reservations at www.druryhotels.com or at 1800-325-0720. Use the group code of 2252742 to reserve the reduced rate.
South Louisiana is serviced by three major airports – Lafayette Regional, Baton Rouge Metropolitan, and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International. Ticket price differences can be substantial – Atlanta to Lafayette - ~$320, to Baton Rouge - ~$260, to New Orleans - ~$220. There should be several rental car options at each of these airports. Note that the contract hotel is not within comfortable walking distance.
Finally, SEPIF has chosen to reduce the cost of this meeting as much as possible to allow for increased student participation.
Registration costs are as follows:
Early (until October 1): $150
One day: $100
Our on-line registration portal is being tweaked. We will update as soon as possible! Sorry for the inconvenience!