2018 Program

The 2018 SERSTM program will be available online at serstm.org and on the SERSTM app (Download the SERSTM meeting App or enter your cell phone number in the box on the right).

If you require a hard copy of the program, please print it prior to arriving on site in Myrtle Beach as we will not be able to facilitate printing.

DOWNLOAD FINAL PROGRAM (pdf file)

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This agenda is subject to change.

Monday, 12 February 2018
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Silent Auction Drop Off
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Posters put up
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitors/Vendors Setup
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration Open
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Silent Auction Drop Off
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Posters put up
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Posters
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibitors/Vendors Setup cont’d.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Current Issues and Recent Developments in Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Careers with Sea Turtles: Living your Passion
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Public Workshop: Turtle Ambassadors: How Citizens Can Aid in Sea Turtle Conservation
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Organizing Volunteers for Sea Turtle Projects
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Detection Dogs for Conservation
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Effective Political Advocacy Work
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presentation Upload
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm SERSTM Volunteers Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Silent Auction open
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration Open
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Silent Auction
9:00 am – 7:15 pm Exhibitors/Vendors Open
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Posters
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Opening Remarks, Keynote Address, General Session, Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am – 10:45 am Morning Coffee Break
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch (On Own)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 pm – 7:15 pm Public Open House – Guests are invited to visit with Exhibitors and Vendors, a book signing with South Carolina resident and New York Times bestselling author, Mary Alice Monroe, view the Posters, and attend a special free screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power beginning at 8:00 pm
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Poster Authors at Posters
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Movie and Popcorn Night – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Thursday, 15 February 2018
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am – 12:30 pm Silent Auction
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibitors/Vendors Open
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Poster Session
9:00 am – 5:30 pm General Session
10:15 am – 10:45 am Morning Coffee Break
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break (On Own)
12:30 pm Silent Auction Ends
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Silent Auction Pick-up
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EVs strike; Posters taken down
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Board of Directors Dinner Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Awards Committee Dinner Meeting
8:00 pm – 12:00 am Farewell Social, Student Awards, Hall of Fame Award, Closing Remarks. Kick up your heels by learning to Shag dance!