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2014 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

For 2014 a joint annual meeting will be held between members of the Texas and Oklahoma Chapters of American Fisheries Society. The meeting will be held at Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center on Lake Texoma in Pottsboro, TX on February 13-15, 2014.

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The theme of the Plenary Session is “Water: A Shared Resource and Responsibility”. The meeting will consist of a continuing education course, a plenary session, technical sessions,, and an evening social on Thursday, more contributed sessions, our banquet/auction on Friday evening, and remaining technical sessions and TCAFS and OKAFS business meetings on Saturday. For additional information, contact Richard Ott (richard.ott@tpwd.texas.gov) or Jim Long (longjm@okstate.edu). See information below on program overview, registration, and lodging to help plan your trip.
For those who are unable to attend, a podcast of the meeting proceedings will be made available (Click here for Podcast Page).

The 2014 Meeting Program is now available.

Click here for the Meeting Program of the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of the Texas and Oklahoma Chapters of the American Fisheries Society.

Preliminary Program Overview:

Registration (Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00 PM and Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Continuing Education Workshops (Thursday, 2:00 – 3:00 PM)
Maritime Ballroom/Harbor Room

TPWD Inland Fisheries use of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Planning for Dealing with Nuisance Aquatic Species, presented by Jim Matthews

To sign up for the workshop, check the appropriate spot on the meeting registration form (it is free) or contact Dan Bennett (dan.bennett@tpwd.texas.gov; 903-593-5077) and/or  Richard Ott (richard.ott@tpwd.texas.gov; 903-566-2161).

Plenary Session (Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 PM)  Maritime Ballroom/Harbor Room

The theme for this year’s meeting is Water: A Shared Resource and Responsibility. Our plenary speaker is Barney Austin of Intera Geoscience & Engineering Solutions and his presentation is entitled “Water Resources in Oklahoma and Texas: Seeing Red”. A question and answer session will follow.

Contributed Papers and Presentations (Thursday, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Maritime Ballroom/Harbor Room

Student/Professional Mixer (Thursday, 6:30 – 9:00 PM) Back in the Maritime Ballroom/Harbor Room (where we had the technical sessions). There will be plenty of fun, as well as networking opportunities for students. Beverages will be provided.

Contributed Papers and Presentations (Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Maritime Ballroom/Harbor Room

Lunch (Friday, time period TBD) Friday’s lunch will be on your own, including the Student-Mentor Lunch.  A buffet will be available at the resort for $10. To sign up for the student-mentor lunch, check the appropriate spot on the meeting registration form or contact Michael Homer (michael.homer@tpwd.texas.gov; 979-272-1430).

Banquet and Auction (Friday, 6:00 – 10:00 PM
) Supper and beverages will be provided as part of the registration price along with the famously entertaining TCAFS auction and raffle. This year we will have two auctioneers (one from Texas and one from Oklahoma) in a tag team extravaganza.

Past-presidents Breakfast (Saturday, 7:00 am)
Past Presidents and current Chapter Officers for the Texas Chapter will meet for a complimentary breakfast in the convention center’s Galley Room adjacent to the restaurant.

Contributed Papers and Presentations (Saturday, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Maritime Ballroom/Harbor Room

TCAFS Business Meeting (Saturday, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)
Maritime Ballroom

OKAFS Business Meeting (Saturday, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)
Harbor Room

Meeting Registration
The early registration fee will be $90 for professionals and $45 for students,  and includes access to continuing education workshops, Thursday night Student/Professional Mixer, all plenary and technical sessions, and the Friday night banquet. ImportantThe deadline for early registration is January 24, 2014. Late registration will increase by $15 for professionals and $10 for students. Fees for extra guest banquet tickets will be $35.

Resort Information
Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center is located in Pottsboro Texas on the banks of Lake Texoma. 290 Tanglewood Circle Pottsboro, TX 75076

From Dallas: Go north on US Hwy 75 to exit 69 (Hwy 120-Pottsboro/Denison). Take a left onto Hwy 120 and go west through Pottsboro. At the west end of town, Hwy 120 makes a hard right and turns into Hwy 289. Follow Hwy 289 for 2 ½ miles to the main entrance on the left. Follow the main road for 2 ½ miles to the Resort.

From D/FW, Mid-Cities and Fort Worth: Follow I-35 North to Gainesville and exit Hwy 82 East. Take Hwy 82 East to Hwy 289 North. Follow Hwy 289 North approximately 10 miles to the main entrance on the left. Follow the main road for 2 ½ miles to the Resort.

From Oklahoma City and Central Oklahoma: Take I-35 South until you come to Hwy 82 East. Take Hwy 82 East to Hwy 289 North. Follow Hwy 289 North approximately 10 miles to the main entrance on the left. Follow the main road for 2 ½ miles to the Resort.

From Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma: Take US Hwy 75 South to exit 69. Take a right onto Hwy 120 and go west through Pottsboro. At the west end of town Hwy 120 makes a hard right and turns into Hwy 289. Follow Hwy 289 for 2 ½ miles to the main entrance on the left. Follow the main road for 2 ½ miles to the Resort. More information on the hotel and convention center can be found at: http://www.tanglewoodresort.com.
Guaranteed check-in time: 4:00 pm; Check-out time: 11:00 AM.

I encourage all those needing commercial lodging to stay at the resort to ensure we meet our room block obligations. Room rates are $77 single and $105 for a double; rates do not include a 10% resort fee and 6% occupancy tax. The number to call to make your reservation is 1-800-833-6569. Specify that you will be attending the Texas/Oklahoma AFS Chapter (or specify Code # 1046PG) to get the special price for this room block.

Important – the cutoff date for making your room reservation is
January 14, 2014

Exhibitors

Exhibitors interested in obtaining space for their product should contact:

Jenny W. Oakley
2700 Bay Area Blvd., MC540/North Office Annex
Houston, TX 77058-1098
(281) 283-3947
Oakley@uhcl.edu

and/or

Preston Bean
TTU Center at Junction
P.O. Box 186
Junction, Tx 76849-0186
(325) 446-2301
preston.bean@ttu.edu