2013 ESA Pacific Branch Annual Meeting

The 97th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America will be held April 7-10, 2013 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe on the south shore in Stateline, Nevada.

Considering the pristine beauty of Lake Tahoe, this year’s theme of the meeting is:

“Entomology in the Pacific Branch: A Sustainable Science for a Sustainable Future!”

Use the following links for more information:

Invitation to PBESA 2013

Meeting Program - Hard copies will be available at the Registration Desk.Call for Papers/Posters: Confext submission is now closed.

Online Registration. NOW OPEN. Due date February 15, 2013 for early registration rates(online registration available or download PDF registration form).

Harrah’s Hotel. Due date March 6th, 2013 for special $89 early-bird group rate. Identify yourself as Group Code S04ESA to receive special group rates. Call 1-800-455-4770 or click here to book online.

- Free parking, free internet, walking distance to Heavenly Ski Lifts and Lake Tahoe.
- Abundant restaurants, cafes, shopping nearby.
- Outdoor activities depending on the weather include skiing, snowmobiling, boating, golfing, hiking, biking, and more.
- Shuttles are available from Reno Airport.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

NEW: El Dorado Wineries - PBESA member discount-Before or after the meetings, take advantage of special 10% discount for ESA members. Click here for more information.

NEW: Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe - Before or after the meetings, take advantage of the abundant opportunities for adventure!  http://www.visitinglaketahoe.com.  Skiing, hiking, biking, wine tasting, geothermal spas, shopping, sightseeing.  See the Pacific Branch website for a more complete list of Things to Do and a link to additional websites.

NEW: Sunday Evening Plenary Address: “A Scientist’s Guide to Lake Tahoe” - Join us Sunday evening April 7th from 5:00-6:00 pm to hear Dr. Geoff Schladow, Director of Tahoe Environmental Research Center give a talk on “A Scientist's Guide to Lake Tahoe.”

NEW: Photo Salon – Call for Photos - This year’s theme is “There’s no place like home: Interesting insects from non-exotic locations.” Send your photos by March 22nd to Chris Hedstrom at hedstroc@hort.oregonstate.edu.

Symposia - Updated

Call for Award Nominations. Consider nominating yourself, a friend, or a colleague. Click here for description of awards and nomination procedures, or more information. Submission packets should be sent to Larry Godfrey at ldgodfrey@ucdavis.edu by Friday, February 15th, 2013.

Student Travel Awards. (Student Travel Awards PDF document) Limit funds are available to support student travel. Send the enclosed application to Peter Follett, peter.follett@ars.usda.gov by February 15, 2013.

Linnaean Games. Please sign up by March 7th by contacting Michael Costello at mcostell@calpoly.edu

Pacific Branch Representative to the ESA Student Affairs Committee-Pacific Branch needs a student representative to the ESA Student Affairs Committee.  If you are interested in representing your branch, please let me know.

Career Fair– Looking for a job? Looking for a few good entomologists? Join us Tuesday evening.

Continuing Education Credits – We will attempt to get credits for Western states.

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