While it seems like a ways off, the Society for Freshwater Science, Society of Wetland Scientists, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, etc are holding a massive joint meeting next may in portland, OR.
If folks are going to be around, we should plan to have a strong ET-AL showing. This will occur in a hotbed locale where we have both strong support for BRAT, beaver and restoration and good relationships with RRNW and SWS. It may be ripe for an ICRRR short course or a symposium on the collective work we're doing in the Columbia. I'm not actively on the planning committee, but see this as a great chance to communicate our work in a big setting (yes, it's still smaller than AGU).
See details from the SWS website:
"The First Ever Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) to be held in Portland, Oregon, May 18 through May 23, 2014
"Bridging Genes to Ecosystems: Aquatic Science at a Time of Rapid Change" is the theme for an historic joint meeting of four of the leading aquatic scientific societies: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Phycological Society of America (PSA), Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), and Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS).
For one week in May of 2014, these four societies will build a bridge across the disciplines within the field of aquatic science and will explore many exciting opportunities for collaboration among scientists.
ASLO is a society whose purpose is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Its products and activities are directed toward these ends.
PSA is a society to promote the advancement of phycology and to foster phycological research.
SFS is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote further understanding of aquatic ecosystems, with particular interest in the stream benthic biological community and its relationship to aquatic ecosystem structure and function.
SWS is an international organization dedicated to the conservation, management and scientific understanding of the world's wetland resources.
The meeting will be held in the Portland Convention Center with an expected attendance of 3000 professionals and students. The conference website will be available in early 2013 with the call for sessions announced by the end of March 2013. For additional information please contact The Schneider Group at 254-776-3550 or by email atLacyKC@sgmeet.com."
Originally posted May 12, 2013, 8:33 PM by Nate Hough-Snee