The #ASMPalouse program is now available

MEETING PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The 2017 meeting program is now available on the meeting website. An updated version will be posted prior to submitting for printing, so please check back for updates. The abstract booklet also will be posted on the meeting website once the program is finalized.

As a reminder, print versions of the program and abstract booklets will only be available for purchase this year! Since we began phasing out the print abstract booklet in 2014 and the print program in 2015, ASM has saved a total of 97,251 pieces or 194.5 reams of paper. It is the goal of the Program Committee to be completely digital by 2020! If you already registered and wish to purchase a program or abstract booklet, or add any other a la carte registration item, please contact Christy Classi for assistance. A limited supply of hard copies will be available for purchase at the registration table, so please plan accordingly.

Alternatively, the program and abstract booklet will continue to be freely available on the meeting website and can be downloaded as a PDF for use on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The program and abstract booklet also will be available via the Guidebook app. Guidebook is FREE and available for download on iOS, Android, Blackberry, or Mobile Web. Details regarding access to the program on Guidebook will be shared closer to the meeting.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM AND MAKE TRAVEL PLANS FOR ASM 2017

Housing: A variety of housing options are available this year, including campus dorm housing. Hotel room blocks end May 19th; dorms close June 5th. Be sure to reference ASM or the American Society of Mammalogists to receive the conference group rate at the meeting hotels. Check out the meeting travel page for more information!

Transportation: You have multiple options when traveling to Moscow, Idaho. The three closest airports to the Moscow area are the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport, and the Spokane International Airport. Each airport offers various car rental options. There also are several options for travel from each airport to the hotels ranging from taxis and shuttles to public transportation. To research the method that best suits you, please visit each airport’s website. Moscow also is serviced by Greyhound and Amtrak.

The University of Idaho also is providing airport shuttle service to meeting attendees traveling to Pullman-Moscow or the Lewiston-Nez Perce Airports. Please complete this online form if that option is of interest.

LATE REGISTRATION TO RUN THROUGH JUNE 10TH

Late registration rates will close June 10th. After June 10th, registration will only be available onsite. Rates will increase by $50 onsite. Register online now and save!

For those also considering the Evolution meeting in nearby Portland, why choose? ASM 2017 is providing a low-cost transportation option to allow attendance at both meetings. For $50, ASM 2017 attendees can take a charter bus from Moscow to Portland on Friday, June 24th, arriving just in time for evening festivities at Evolution 2017. This option is available during registration. The bus is partially sponsored by RTLGenomics.

Also, be sure to register for the Gordon L. Kirkland Memorial Run-for-Research. It is going to be a special one! The first meeting run was held at the 1987 meeting, making this the 30-year anniversary. To celebrate, an anonymous donor will be contributing $10 for each participant who runs an extra lap around the track at the end of the race. This is in honor of Gordie who did so at his last run for research! All proceeds will go to the Future Mammalogists Fund. In addition, there will be newly designed tech t-shirts, prizes, and more. Please wear your oldest Run-for-Research t-shirt that you have for a special prize!

If you already registered and wish to purchase a bus ticket, participate in the Gordy L. Kirkland Memorial Run-For-Research, or add any other a la carte registration item (e.g., workshops, social tickets, etc.), please contact Christy Classi for assistance. Please note that registration for the pre- and post-meeting field trips are independent of the ASM registration system. The deadline for the post-meeting rafting trip is June 15th. Details are provided on the meeting website.

WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY – Bioacoustics Hands-On Lunch & Learn

Wildlife Acoustics is the leading provider of bioacoustics monitoring technology for scientists, researchers, and government agencies all over the world. Acoustic recorders provide a non-invasive and cost-effective technique to assess species biodiversity within a region. Wildlife Acoustics will be sponsoring a free workshop on Saturday, June 24th, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm. The workshop will be held in the Bruce Pitman Center, Borah Theater. This will be a hands-on workshop based on the Song Meter SM4 family. Participants will learn how to set up of the SM4 recorder to record, as well as helpful deployment tips, and how to configure multiple units quickly. Lunch also will be provided to workshop attendees. The workshop is limited to 20.

To RSVP, please email sales2017@wildlifeacoustics.com by June 7th with “ASM 2017” in the subject line. If applicable, please also include info on dietary preferences and/or food allergies. It is recommended to download the free Song Meter SM4 Configurator prior to the workshop.

For more information, visit the ASM meeting website.

Contact Info:
Tony Ballard
Kansas State Global Campus
Phone: 785-532-2402
Email: tballard@k-state.edu