NASPS 2016 Meeting Announcement-September 19-22 Hood River, Oregon
NASPS is pleased to announce that Hood River, Oregon has been selected as the location of the 2016 meeting. The meeting will be held September 19-22. Hood River is located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the waterfront venue is steps from the Columbia River. Sturgeon and paddlefish enthusiasts know that the Columbia River, home to white and green sturgeon, is one of North America's premier sturgeon rivers. Hood River is only a 1-hour drive from the Portland, Oregon airport via I-84 for easy access to the meeting. It is one of America's 100 best adventure towns as selected by National Geographic for participants wanting to extend their stay for windsurfing, kite boarding, hiking, mountain and road bicycling, and white water rafting or kayaking. Meeting attendees can also make arrangements with local fishing guides for a day of sturgeon, salmon, smallmouth bass, or walleye fishing.
The Best Western Plus Hood River Inn (http://www.hoodriverinn.com/) is located on the Columbia River shoreline with scenic river views and a private beach. The venue has a restaurant, lounge, heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor spas, fitness center and sauna. The Best Western is an easy walk to downtown Hood River, which has a large selection of restaurants, microbreweries, wine tasting venues, and shopping opportunities.
The meeting will begin with continuing education workshops (to be announced soon) followed by 2.5 days of contributed sessions. Most meals and social events, including a society banquet, are included in registration costs. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Hood River Inn at the conference rate of $119 - $144/night.
Session themes for the meeting have been identified and include:
Biology and Ecology
Aquaculture and Conservation Propagation
Bottlenecks to Recovery
Registration will be live within the month!