We just wanted to provide a quick recap of some of the information regarding the JMIH which will be kicking off this week in New Orleans:
1) The local host committee has made arrangements for a second venue for a no-host social on July 6th, starting at 7:00 p.m at the House of Blues (225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130). Admission is free of charge and there will be appropriately priced drinks as well as an “open mic” event.
2) If you are an oral presenter, you will need to submit your presentation onsite to the audio-visual technicians who will be located in Studio on the 2nd floor of the New Orleans Marriott by 3:00 p.m. the day before your presentation.
3) If you are a poster presenter, please review the information for poster presentations on the web site at http://conferences.k-state.edu/joint-meeting/presentation-information/poster-presentations. This link provides information and guidelines for presentations. Set up is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the day of your presentation. Please have your poster up by noon to give time for attendees to view it before the scheduled poster session. Your poster should be removed immediately after your presentation at 6:00 p.m. Please note, you will need to bring your own pins to hang on the boards!!
4) There will be several fund raising events held by participating organizations to help support student travel. Events specifically associated with SSAR include the Silent Auction which will start 1 pm Thursday July 7th in the Bonaparte Room on the 4th floor. The Silent Auction room will be open 1 – 5 PM on Thursday July 7th, 8 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday July 8th/9th, and 8 am until 12:30 pm Sunday July 10th. Check back between 12:30 and 1:30 pm on the 10th to see if you won any items. Payments will need to be paid at this time, cash and credit are both accepted. The Live Auction, co-run with The Herpetologists League, will be at 9:00 PM on Sunday July 10th in Salons D-H.
If you would like to donate any items to either the Silent or Live Auction please contact Samantha Kahl (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vincent Farallo (email@example.com). Donated items can include anything herp related (although nothing made from animal parts). An example of one of the nicer donated item is this drawing of Diadophis punctatus by Chris Sheil.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in New Orleans!