The 10th US Symposium on Harmful Algae will take place at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama, from November 3-8, 2019.
The symposium will focus on emerging HABs in the US, crossing the land-sea interface in temperate and subtropical zones in the face of climate change and shifting land use. The 2019 US HAB Conference Program is now available. Also, information about five workshops has been posted.
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Please join us in beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama, for the 10th US Symposium on Harmful Algae. We encourage everyone who works on issues associated with harmful algal blooms to attend the only national conference focused exclusively on HABs. Whether your focus is freshwater or marine systems, microalgae or macroalgae, basic research and monitoring, or policy and management, there will be opportunities for you to learn and discuss all facets of HAB studies. Students, established HAB folks, managers and scientists from NGOs, academic institutions, and local, state and federal agencies are encouraged to join us. Sign up for HABs workshops preceding the meeting. Groups interested in hosting the 11th US HAB Symposium in 2021 are encouraged to email Mindy Richlen or visit this website.
The conference venue is the Perdido Beach Resort, which is located on the beach facing the Gulf of Mexico, with approx. 346 hotel rooms, 22 meeting rooms, and 45,000 square feet of conference space. The resort has 4 restaurants, a deli, a coffee shop, 3 bars (poolside, terrace, and indoor), and indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, and private beach. Free parking and WIFI is provided to all conference guests. Regular meetings similar in size to the US HABs meeting are held at this hotel annually. Our hotel room block is full. Please consider staying in a nearby hotel or condo. Please use our Roommate Finder form to help reduce your travel costs and to broaden your network.
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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
The city of Gulf Shores-Orange Beach has approximately 80 restaurants and bars and many local attractions close to the resort including: Dolphin and Whale watching tours (several local options exist), The Wharf Entertainment District with hundreds of fun activities, shopping, dining, movies, a marina, events amphitheater, Ferris wheel and more! (4.2 mi), Perdido Key State Park (5.8 mi), Hummingbird Zipline Course (6.4 mi), Gulf State Park Fishing Pier (6.6 mi), Gulf State Park (7 mi), Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (9.1 mi), OWA Entertainment Destination (12.9 mi), National Naval Aviation Museum (18.0 mi), Fort Morgan (30.0 mi), and USS Alabama (53.4 mi). Also, the Blue Angels are scheduled to practice in the area November 5-7.
Thanks to everyone for making the conference was a huge success. We are thrilled to let you know that our colleagues in New York, including Dianne Greenfield, Greg Boyer, and Chris Gobler, will be organizing the next symposium in 2021.
We would like to congratulate all of our student winners! Nice job!!
Best student oral presentation - Sarah Pease - Virginia Institute
of Marine Science
Runner-up student oral presentation - Benjamin Kramer - Stony Brook University
Best undergraduate student poster - Skyler Post - Monmouth University
Best graduate student poster - Michael Eschevarria - Old Dominion University
Runner-up graduate student poster - Monica Thukral - Scripps Research Institute
Best student speed talk and poster - Alia Hidayat - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Student logo competition winner - Katherine Cook - University of Oklahoma
Shuttles to and from the Pensacola airport have been scheduled. Please read more at http://ushabs.com/travel.html#airports
All presenters have been contacted about their presentations. Oral presentations should use PowerPoint (widescreen 16:9 format). Poster maximum dimensions are 30" x 40" (tall or wide).
We have scheduled a fun, delicious shrimp boil at the Flora-Bama on Tuesday night. Food is FREE for all attendees. Cash bar available.
We have planned to make the welcome party (Sunday night) FREE for all registered attendees. Plan to join us for the start of the meeting!
Our hotel room block is full. Consider nearby hotels or condos.
We just created a Roommate Finder form to help attendees reduce their travel costs and broaden their professional network.
Reduced, early bird registration rate for postdocs now available! Register for the meeting!
The Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) will be holding its 25th Biennial meeting in Mobile, AL, during the same time as this symposium. To promote interactions between attendees at both meetings, each group is offering discounted one-day registrations. CERF attendees that would like to attend the US HAB Symposium, should contact Susan Park to get the discount registration code. US HAB Symposium attendees that would like to attend CERF, should contact Alan Wilson. The CERF conference would like to offer the opportunity to the US HAB symposium attendees to attend their Tuesday (5 Nov 2019) evening social event. The event will take place at the GulfQuest maritime museum and tickets will include food, one drink ticket, live music, and access to the museum. The prices are $45 regular, $20 for students. Register at http://cerf.science/hab-guest-tuesday-social