New in 2015
► Society Awards and Plenary Address Schedule
► Sustainability in the Food Supply Chain: Special Industry Event
► Co-located meeting with Entomological Society of America
► “Think Synergy,” the 2015 Annual Meeting theme, as you plan your session
► Women in Science Events at the 2015 Annual Meetings
Continued from 2014
► QR Codes -- make sure to add one to your poster presentation!
► Annual Meetings App
► Poster Schedule
► Dinner for Six -- Connecting with other attendees during a free evening at the Annual Meetings.
► Lunch and Learn Sessions
► Social Media Contest
New in 2015
Entomological Society of America
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is holding their annual meeting in the Minneapolis Convention Center over the same dates of the ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting. Admission to ESA's sessions is included in your ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meeting registration fee. The ESA program book is available for an additional fee.
The ASA, CSSA, SSSA and ESA leadership are collaborating on symposia and sessions that would be of interest to all disciplines.
Society Awards and Plenary Address Schedule
Each Society will offer its own Awards and Plenary Address on a weekday morning during the Annual Meetings. Breakfast is included and tickets are required, so be sure to purchase your ticket ($5) when you register for the Annual Meetings. Award recipients and new fellows honored during the ceremony will be provided a complimentary ticket.
ASA Awards and Plenary Address: Monday, Nov. 16, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
CSSA Awards and Plenary Address: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
SSSA Awards and Plenary Address: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Continued from 2014
Last year there were many poster authors that took advantage of the new QR code feature that was offered. This year, we'll continue to provide a unique QR code and UID:# for each poster presenter to include on their poster. People interested in the poster can add the author to their contact list either by scanning the QR code or searching on the ID number.
The QR code can be found in the Speaker's Corner closer to the Annual Meetings. A link will be posted here when it becomes available.
Can your phone scan QR codes?
Download a QR scanner and you can scan QR codes on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry phone.
Suggested QR scanning apps for iPhone and Android: iNigma, Red Laser, Quick Mark, QR Droid (Android only), ScanLife (also includes Blackberry), QR Code Scanner (also includes Blackberry).
Mobile App Updates
Connect with our new and improved 2015 Annual Meetings App this year in Long Beach. The MySci Mtgs App will be available in October, 2015 on iPhone, Blackberry, iPad and Android tablets and phones.
Attendee benefits are plentiful:
- Download the program, abstracts, and exhibits
"real time" to your phone
- Receive news and program updates immediately
- Power ful search engine to identify sessions, people, products and vendors
- Create personal schedules even when offline
- Connect with other attendees and exhibitors
- Set up your own network meetings
- Create My Plan: people to meet, sessions to attend and exhibitors to see
- Locate exhibitors using the online floor plan
All SSSA poster presenters will set-up their poster on Monday morning, Nov. 16 and leave it up for viewing throughout the meeting. SSSA presenters will remove their presentation when the hall closes at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 18 or before departing the Annual Meetings.
All ASA and CSSA poster presenters will set-up their poster on the morning of their presentation and remove it that same evening.
All authors are expected to be at their presentation during the time of the poster session in which they're scheduled.
Lunch and Learn Sessions
Lunch and learn sessions present late-breaking topics. Concessions are available outside the ballroom to purchase your lunch to eat during the session.
Lunch and learn topics will be determined closer to the meeting.