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2020 Spring Meeting

The Spring 2020 meeting of the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society (SEERS) will be at the Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island on Georgia’s Jekyll Island during March 19 – 21, 2020 (Thurs – Sat).  Rachel Guy, Research Monitoring and Program Coordinator with the Sapelo Island NERR, is our local host.


Preliminary Schedule

The meeting will start Thursday evening March 19 with a plenary talk, poster previews, and a hearty reception. The meeting will continue all day Friday (March 20) and until mid-day Saturday (March 21) with oral and poster presentations.  Posters can remain up the entire time, although judging of student posters will occur during the afternoon Friday. The banquet will be held Friday at the Convention Center during the evening hours after the poster session.

Deadlines

Information regarding registration prices and registration/abstract submission deadlines are forthcoming, but we anticipate registration to open in January after the holidays. Watch for Student Travel Award information and make sure your membership is up-to-date to receive the best registration rates!


Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are limited to a 15 minute time block, which includes a 12 minute talk and 3 minutes for questions.  Presentations should be prepared in a Windows compatible format (ppt or pdf).  Awards will be given for best undergraduate and graduate oral presentations.

Poster Presentations

Posters are limited to a maximum size of 30” wide by 40” tall.  Awards will be given for best undergraduate and graduate poster presentations.

Student Travel Awards

SEERS will be offering travel awards for this meeting, but the number and the amount of each is still in the planning stages.


Lodging and Travel

A block of rooms is available at one local hotel; reservations MUST be made by February 27 to qualify for reduced rate:

Holiday Inn Resort: Jekyll Island
701 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
(912) 635-2211

Please use this booking link: https://www.holidayinnresorts.com/redirect?path=asearch&brandCode=RS&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=BQKJI&checkInDate=19&checkInMonthYear=022020&checkOutDate=21&checkOutMonthYear=022020&rateCode=6CBARC&_PMID=99801505&GPC=SEE&cn=no&viewfullsite=true

SEERS attendees that would like to come early or stay through the weekend can get access to group rates, but must call the Holiday Inn directly: (912) 635-2211. Make sure to mention you’re a part of the SEERS group.

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