Meeting Schedule in Brief

All oral presentation sessions will be held in Stackhouse Theatre in Elrod Commons. All breaks will be held in the Living Room of Elrod Commons.

Sunday, June 16
12:00-9:00pm Registration, Elrod Commons Living Room
5:30-6:30pm Welcome for first time attendees, Elrod Commons Room 114
6:00-9:00pm Welcome reception, Science Center Great Hall
Monday, June 17
8:30am-4:45pm Registration, Elrod Commons Living Room
8:45am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
9:00-10:00am Oral presentation session 1: Functional morphology
10:00-10:30am Break
10:30am-12:00pm Oral presentation session 2: Morphological evolution & taxonomy
12:00pm Lunch
1:15-2:30pm Oral presentation session 3: Molecular phylogenetics & systematics
2:30-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:45pm Oral presentation session 4: Circadian Rhythms
5:15-8:00pm Informal Social at the Great Valley Brewery

Transportation will be provided. Buses will load and depart from Washington Street in front of Lee House.

8:30-11:00pm Student Night
Tuesday, June 18
9:00-10:15am Oral presentation session 5: Silk I
10:15-10:45am Break
10:45-11:45am Oral presentation session 6: Silk II
11:45am Group Photo followed by Lunch
1:30-3:00pm Oral presentation session 7: William Shear mini-symposium
3:00-5:00pm Poster Session

Main floor of Leyburn Library, Coffee and snacks included

5:30-7:30pm Executive Committee Meeting, Elrod Commons Chavis Boardroom
7:30-9:00pm Casual Night with Arachnids, Hillel House Room 101
Wednesday, June 19
9:00-10:15am Oral presentation session 8: Intraspecific evolution & biogeography
10:15-10:45am Break
10:45-12:30pm Oral presentation session 9: Ecology, diversity, & life history
12:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:00pm Oral presentation session 10: Behavior I
3:00-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:15pm Oral presentation session 11: Behavior II
4:15-5:00pm Business Meeting
5:30-10:00pm Banquet, Evans Dining Hall
Thursday, June 20
9:00am-4:00pm Field Trip to Natural Bridge State Park or Devil’s Marbleyard

Bus will load and depart from Washington Street in front of Lee House.

Oral Presentations: Each speaker will have 15 minutes total including questions and discussion. Although there are no concurrent sessions, speakers will be asked to step off the stage at the 15-minute mark in order to stay on schedule. The preferred format for presentations is MS Office PowerPoint for Windows. Each speaker should have received an email with instructions for emailing your presentation to Box (a cloud-based system used by Washington and Lee University, similar to Dropbox). No later than the break prior to your session, please check with the audiovisual technician to ensure your presentation has been loaded in the appropriate folder and can be opened on the resident computer. As backup, have your presentation saved to a USB memory stick.

Posters: Posters should be hung on the appropriate easel in the main floor of Leyburn Library between 8:30am and 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 18. Each easel will include a foam board backer and clips for attaching the poster. Foam boards are 30×40 inches. They can be oriented in either direction. Posters may remain on the easels until Wednesday, June 19, 5:30pm, or may be removed immediately following the poster session.