Program

The full program is under development
Draft Overview (86KB, prepared September 18, 2017)
Draft Program (Schedule) (240KB, prepared September 18, 2017)
Session Abstracts (900KB, prepared September 12, 2017)

Schedule at a Glance

Date Time Event
30
Saturday
Septemer, 2017
Day
1
Sunday
October, 2017
Day
Day
Executive Meeting
Evening
Welcoming Reception at the Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre by Marriott, 101 Lyon Street North
2
Monday
October, 2017
Morning
Keynote: Roderic Page
Day
Conference
Evening
Night at the Museum Social at the Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod Street. Join us for an evening of light bites and drinks, featuring beer tastings with local brewers and a beer talk by a Canadian Museum of Nature botanist.
3
Tuesday
October, 2017
Morning
Keynote: Anne Bowser
Day
Conference
4
Wednesday
October, 2017
Morning
Morning
Conference
Afternoon
5
Thursday
October, 2017
Morning
Keynote: Pam Soltis
Day
Conference
Evening
Banquet at the Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St, Gatineau (Hull), QC. Transportation to/from conference hotel provided.
6
Friday
October, 2017
All day
Conference

Excursions

During registration, participants will have an opportunity to choose from one of two possible excursions at no extra cost. A boxed lunch will be provided for participants prior to embarking on a bus; there will be no opportunity to purchase food during these excursions.

Pink Lake in Gatineau Park

This will involve a bus ride (30-45 minutes) to Gatineau Park. Participants will be driven to Pink Lake, and may choose to do the ~2.5km easy loop trail. Or simply enjoy the lake area. The lake has a unique ecosystem though no swimming is allowed.

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Behind the Scenes at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Research & Collections Facility

Not typically open to the public, this tour will bring participants behind the doors of the museum’s innovative collections facility, which was designed specifically for the management and preservation of natural history specimens. The tour includes the following areas: minerals, fossils, large skeletons (mammals), invertebrates, botany (National Herbarium of Canada), library & archives, conservation lab, and the Molecular Biodiversity Lab (DNA). This tour runs about two hours, with participants divided into smaller groups to promote engaged discussion with the museum’s scientific staff.

Tour Notes: