Where is the 2013 Conference Facility?
The conference is being held at the Fortuna River Lodge at 1800 Riverwalk Drive Fortuna, CA 95540.
What are the Start and End Times for Conference Events?
Wednesday and Thursday workshops and field tours are 9am to 5pm. Field tours depart promptly at 9am so please come to the facility early to pick up your registration packet and pack a lunch for the day. Vans are provided for field tours.
The SRF Annual Membership Meeting will be at 5:15pm on Thursday followed by a networking social. You can buy advance tickets for dinner or buy tickets when you arrive.
The Plenary Session begins on Friday at 8:30am. Afternoon concurrent sessions start at 1:15pm. Saturday morning concurrent sessions start at 9:00am.
The Poster Session is 7-10 pm on Friday, March 15 in the Meeting room. To submit a request to participate in the poster session, please email email@example.com.
2013 Conference Host Hotels
SRF has set up a group discount with the Best Western in Fortuna (http://bwcountryinnfortuna.com) at 2025 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuan, CA 95540. This hotel is right across the street from the River Lodge and has a full buffett breakfast, a gym and free wi-fi. The rate is $83 for singles and doubles. To make a reservation, please call (707) 725-6822. The group code is SRF. The group rate will only be available until February 12, 2013.
The Comfort Inn in Fortuna at 1583 Riverwalk Drive is also walking distance to the River Lodge and has a spa, meeting room and hot breakfast. They are offering a group rate for $80. You can make reservations by calling (707) 725-7088. This group rate will expire by February 27, 2013. (www.comfortinn.com/hotel-fortuna-california-CA688)
The Holiday Inn at 1859 Alamar Way in Fortuna, CA, 95540 currently has a special of double rooms for $54 and king rooms for $79. To make a reservation please call (707) 725-5500.
2013 Conference Poster Session
If you are interested in presenting at the 2013 Salmonid Restoration Conference Poster Session, scheduled for Friday evening, March 15, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please indicate if you need wall space or an electrical outlet. 12-foot tables are provided so please let us know if you can share a table with a colleague unless you need all 12 feet. Please bring your own display board.
SRF Call for Awards Nominations for 2013 Conference
SRF Presents Awards for Outstanding Achievements in the Salmonid Restoration Field. If you would like to nominate someone for the Restorationist of the Year award, the Lifetime Achievement award or the Golden Pipe award, please submit 200 words describing the accomplishments of the nominee by January 18, 2012 to email@example.com.
When do the field tours depart and from where?
All field tours depart from the River Lodge.
If you are going on a field tour please arrive early so you can pack a lunch and be ready to depart at 9am. Tours will return by 5 pm. Please come prepared with a water bottle, rain gear, and hiking boots.
Should I sign up for field tours and the Banquet in advance or can I decide at the conference?
Space is limited for the field tours and the Cabaret and Banquet. SRF expects that the banquet and field tours will sell out. We strongly advise advance registration to ensure that you can go on a field tour and attend the banquet. The Banquet includes a wild Copper River salmon dinner, local wine and beer, the awards ceremony, a Cabaret, and a great dance band.
If I am a presenter, do I need to fill out a registration form?
Yes, every person attending the conference needs to submit a registration form. If you are a presenter, please check the presenter box in the top right hand corner of the form. You can download a registration form from SRF’s web site at www.calsalmon.org Please mail your registration form to SRF, PO Box 784 or fax it to (707) 923-3135. Presenters do not receive a discount at the conference.
If I register for a workshop or tour that is full will I be able to get a refund?
SRF will contact you to see if you would like to sign up for another workshop or tour. If not, we will provide a refund for your tour/workshop.