Keep Swimming : Swimming on a Changing Tide


The Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Network (SERSTN) values your participation in the 3rd Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting and we want to ensure that you receive maximum return for your registration fee.  We have contracted with the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, to meet your accommodation needs. By booking at this property, you will be entitled to the discounted registration fee noted below.  Since we are under contract with the Renaissance, we must meet the contracted room block.  By booking at this property you will be supporting SERSTN and our ability to continue to provide a top-quality meeting for years to come.  We look forward to seeing you in Mobile in February!

SERSTN Board of Directors:
Kim Sonderman, President
Terry Norton, Co-Vice President
Dean Bagley, Co-Vice President
Meghan Koperski, Treasurer
Matthew Godfrey, Secretary

Please register here.

All participants must register. Full registration includes admission to workshops on Wednesday (exception is Blue Mind), presentations on Thursday and Friday, and the evening social events. The Blue Mind Workshop on Wednesday requires an additional $25 registration fee, which includes a signed copy of the book, Blue Mind, which includes an Educator’s Guide, by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. Online registration fees can only be paid with a credit card. Alternatively, registration can be paid through regular mail by sending a check or money order, made payable to SERSTN, to the following address:

SERSTN c/o Meghan Koperski
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
19100 SE Federal Highway
Tequesta, FL 33469

On-line registration will close at midnight on February 5, 2016. People may register on-site for full and single day, as well as additional Welcome and Farewell Social tickets for spouses and partners accompanying registered attendees. Social tickets will be cash only, for $40 each.

Questions about registration? Send an email to

Registration Rates:   Regular Student
NOT staying at host hotel $375 $200
 Staying at host hotel $200 $120
**Single Day  $175
Welcome Social
(Cash Only, On-site)
Farewell Social
(Cash Only, On-site)
Blue Mind Workshop
(Inc. Blue Mind Book)
T-shirts $20 (S, M, L, XL)
$22 (XXL)

*Full Registration includes:
-Admission to workshops (except Blue Mind – additional fee), oral and poster sessions
-Welcome and Farewell Socials
-Author’s Niche
-Exhibitors/Vendors area -Silent Auction
-All refreshment breaks

**Single Day Registration includes:
-Admission to workshops (except Blue Mind – additional fee) for Wednesday passes
-Admission to oral and poster sessions for Thursday or Friday passes
-Author’s Niche
-Exhibitors/Vendors area
-Silent Auction
-Refreshment breaks

Cancellation Policy

Registrants may request a cancellation until midnight (EST) on January 8, 2016. Please note: A 10% fee will be charged against all cancellations to cover processing costs.

Meeting T-shirts

T-shirts are available in S, M, L, XL, and XXL. In order to ensure that you get the size of your choice, please purchase your t-shirt at the time of registration. We will have a limited supply for sale on-site. Deadline for online T-shirt order is January 1, 2016.


In our efforts to be Green, we will be supplying a SERSTM flash drive at the Registration Desk which will contain complete SERSTM information. Please feel free to bring your laptop or tablet to take notes. Attendees will also find a mini-program behind their name tags.  The full schedule will appear on our website in January as well as being prominently displayed outside the main session room. If you require a printed program, please print these at home as we will not be able to facilitate printing on site.


We are currently looking for volunteers to fill a number of positions. If you are interested, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Christi Hughes at

Silent Auction

In order to expedite the submission of auction items, please download the auction form and turn it in at the Silent Auction Room, along with your auction items. Please submit one form with each auction item. If you have any questions about the silent auction, please contact Kim Sonderman at