Monday, June 5, 2017

TimeFunction
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Field Trips
6:30 - 8:30 PM Welcome Reception
Kick off the SWS 2017 Annual Meeting with beautiful views in the Miramar Ballroom at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel. Join us for networking with friends, old and new, over hors d'oeuvres and drinks! Co-hosted by SWS and SWSPCP.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

TimeFunction
7:30 - 8:30 AM SWS/SWSPCP Past President's Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 AM Judges' Breakfast for Student Awards
8:00 - 8:30 AM Morning Refreshments in Exhibit & Poster Hall
8:30 - 9:30 AM Daily Opening Plenary 
Brian Silliman, PhD
Rachel Carlson Associate Professor of Marine Conservation Biology
Duke University
9:30 – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 - 11:35 AM SYMPOSIA (includes 10 min intro)
9:55 - 11:35 AM CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
11:35 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
11:35 AM - 1:00 PM Women in Wetlands Section Lunch
1:00 - 2:50 PM SYMPOSIA (includes 10 min intro)
1:10 - 2:50 PM CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
2:50 - 3:10 PM Afternoon Refreshments
3:10 - 5:00 PM SYMPOSIA (includes 10 min intro)
3:20 - 5:00 PM CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
5:00 - 5:45 PM Section Meetings (Biogeochemistry, Ramsar and Wildlife)
5:45 - 6:30 PM Chapter Meetings (all)
7:00 - 9:00 PM Student Mixer
A great opportunity for student attendees to mingle, exchange ideas and learn about opportunities for involvement in SWS, held at the FICUS Mexican Bar & Grill.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

TimeFunction
8:00 - 8:30 AM Morning Refreshments in Exhibit & Poster Hall
8:30 - 9:30 AM Daily Opening Plenary
Ariel E. Lugo
Director, International Institute of Tropical Forestry
USDA Forest Service 
9:30 – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 - 11:35 AM SYMPOSIA (includes 10 min intro)
9:55 - 11:35 AM CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
11:35 AM - 1:00 PM Awards Lunch & Annual Business Meeting
1:00 - 2:50 PM SYMPOSIA (includes 10 min intro)
1:10 - 2:50 PM CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
2:50 - 3:10 PM Afternoon Refreshments
3:10 - 5:00 PM SYMPOSIA (includes 10 min intro)
3:20 - 5:00 PM CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
5:00 - 5:45 PM Section Meetings (Global Change Ecology, Peatlands, Wetland Restoration and Women in Wetlands)
5:00 - 6:00 PM SWSPCP Info Session 
6:30 - 8:30 PM Poster Session & Silent Auction Reception
Showcases the latest wetland research and provides an unequaled opportunity to meet with experts to learn about their scientific studies. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks served!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

TimeFunction
8:00 - 8:30 AM Morning Refreshments in Exhibit & Poster Hall
8:30 - 9:30 AM Daily Opening Plenary
9:30 – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 - 11:35 AM SYMPOSIA (includes 10 min intro)
9:55 - 11:35 AM CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
11:35 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
11:35 AM - 1:00 PM Workshops
1:00 - 2:50 PM SYMPOSIA (includes 10 min intro)
1:10 - 2:50 PM CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
2:50 - 3:10 PM Afternoon Refreshments
3:10 - 5:00 PM SYMPOSIA (includes 10 min intro)
3:20 - 5:00 PM CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
7:00 - 11:00 PM Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour
Experience one of Puerto Rico’s most interesting natural attractions during a 90-minute kayaking trip in the Las Croabas lagoon.

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