2011 NANFA Convention

May 19-22, 2011

Roanoke, VA

NANFA invites you to attend the 2011 NANFA Convention being held at the Holiday Inn-Roanoke in the beautiful Roanoke Valley. This area of Virginia allows for a great diversity of species with the New River, James River, and Roanoke River in close proximity.


Registration for this year's event is $70.00, which includes attendance at the presentation, dinner, auction, and the weekend fields trips. Door registration and late registration after April 25th will be $80.00. Student and spouse registration is $35.00. A special rate of $15 is also available to those that just wish to attend the daytime presentations. A one-day field trip only registration is $16 and two-day field trip registration is $25.
You can register by sending a check payable to NANFA to :

	P.O. Box 1596 
	Milton, WA 98354-1596
Please write "2011 Convention" in the memo.

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Convention Schedule

Thursday, May 19
12:00pm . 5:00pmDoor Registration and Sign-In
7:00pm . 10:00pmHospitality Suite open for gathering
Friday, May 20
9:00am . 12:00pmMorning Presentations (Detailed schedule forthcoming)
12:00pm . 1:00pmLunch on your own
1:00pm . 5:00pmAfternoon Presentations (Detailed schedule forthcoming)
5:00pm . 7:00pmGroup Dinner
7:30pm . 9:00pmNANFA Auction back at hotel
9:00pm . 10:00pmHospitality Suite open for gathering
Saturday, May 21
8:00am . 7:00pmField Trips (Details forthcoming)
7:00pm . 10:00pmHospitality 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.

Holiday Inn - Roanoke-Tanglewood
4468 Starkey Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24018

Online reservation available at NANFA Hotel Reservation (Group Code : NAN).

Local Attractions

The Blue Ridge Parkway
George Washington & Jefferson National Forest
The Natural Bridge
Mill Mountain Zoo
Dixie Caverns
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

For additional information, if you would like to volunteer, or you have other questions, please contact me :

Andrew Gunthorpe :: 703.791.9117 ::

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