2011 NANFA Convention
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Thursday, May 19 12:00pm . 5:00pm Door Registration and Sign-In 7:00pm . 10:00pm Hospitality Suite open for gathering Friday, May 20 9:00am . 12:00pm Morning Presentations (Detailed schedule forthcoming) 12:00pm . 1:00pm Lunch on your own 1:00pm . 5:00pm Afternoon Presentations (Detailed schedule forthcoming) 5:00pm . 7:00pm Group Dinner 7:30pm . 9:00pm NANFA Auction back at hotel 9:00pm . 10:00pm Hospitality Suite open for gathering Saturday, May 21 8:00am . 7:00pm Field Trips (Details forthcoming) 7:00pm . 10:00pm Hospitality Suite open for gathering Sunday, May 22 8:00am - ? Depart for Field Trips
NANFA likes to bring in speakers that can introduce the group to the regional species. This year is no different. We will be bringing in representatives from Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), local universities, and various NANFA members to speak. Topics include the status of brook trout in VA, mussel propagation, local endangered species, local plant ecosystems, Mid-Atlantic invasive species, and various work being done by NANFA members nationwide.
Our featured speaker is Dr. Robert E. Jenkins, author of Freshwater Fishes of Virginia and retired professor at Roanoke College. The title of his presentation is "If Suckers Could Fly...".
Lunch between presentations has been left for you to choose. There are a number of sit-down and fast food restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Be sure to leave room for the Dinner Buffet!
Sticking with the "local" theme, we've arranged to have dinner at a local BBQ restaurant. Being in the south, there is nothing better than a southern buffet. If you have any special dietary arrangements, the manager has offered to make dinner plates to order. Please let me know ahead of time.
The Holiday Inn is located minutes from I-81 and the Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA). We have negotiated a special group rate of $75.00/night with rooms reserved starting Thursday evening. Please tell them you are with NANFA when you call in order to get this special rate. This rate is only available until April 19th.
For additional information, if you would like to volunteer, or you have other questions, please contact me :
Andrew Gunthorpe :: 703.791.9117 ::