TCAFS Annual Meeting
January 21-23, 2005
TCAFS Annual Meeting Update
by Dave Terre
This year’s annual meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Outdoor World in Grapevine, Texas on January 21-23, 2005.
Our theme, “Bass Management in Texas” will be the topic of a special contributed paper session. We hope to show how today’s managers (public and private) are addressing problems or issues related to bass management and how some have found innovative ways to work with constituency groups to accomplish management goals. If you are interested in participating in this special session, please contact Dave Terre as soon as possible. As always, we warmly welcome contributed papers and poster presentations from all areas of aquatic research and management. We also strongly encourage student participation/involvement with this meeting. Authors should refer to the Call for Papers article to learn how to submit their work for presentation at this meeting.
Other highlights of our meeting will include a Continuing Education Workshop on Friday afternoon and a Student/Professional Mixer on Friday evening. Our Annual Banquet and Live Auction will be held on Saturday night at the hotel. There will be Contributed Paper Sessions all day Saturday and on Sunday morning. Poster Presentations and Business Vendor Exhibits will be available to you during the entire meeting. Our meeting will conclude by noon on Sunday.
This year’s meeting will be held over a weekend (Friday-Sunday), so please bring your family and take advantage of the many attractions available in the Grapevine area. Whether it’s fishing, golf, shopping or sight-seeing that you’re interested in, Grapevine has it all! For more information, please visit the Grapevine Convention and Visitor Bureau website at http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/. Our conference hotel, the Embassy Suites Outdoor World, offers first class accommodations, including great rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, and a fully-equipped exercise room. For more information, please visit their web site at http://www.embassysuitesoutdoorworld.com/. Also, during your stay, you will be offered a discount on all items purchased from Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Bass Pro Shops provides one-stop shopping for all your outdoor recreation and clothing needs and is interconnected, via a short indoor walkway, to the Embassy Suites Hotel. For more information, please visit the Bass Pro Shops website at http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.CFPage?appID=94&storeID=18.
The Embassy Suites Hotel and TCAFS have negotiated very special room rates for our conference (only $109.00 for a single or double and $129.00 for a triple or quad). These rates include a full cook-to-order breakfast each morning and a two-hour happy hour each evening for each guest! We will also offer a special room rates for students ($80.00 per night) but the number of rooms at his rate are limited.
Please call 972-724-2600 and make your room reservations today! Be sure to tell them that you are with the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Room availability at these special rates can only be guaranteed until December 22nd. Act now!