Saturday, June 6

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Daily Program
Abstracts & Posters
Saturday, June 6 Keynote Symposium Plant Contributed Papers
Sunday, June 7 Plenary Symposia Animal Posters
Monday, June 8 Animal Symposia & Workshops Plant Posters
Tuesday, June 9 Joint Symposia Education Posters
Wednesday, June 10 Plant Symposia & Workshops Addendum Booklet
  Education Symposia

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

7:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Foyer
8:00 am – 11:00 am SIVB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Cooper Room
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm 2009 PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING Ideation Room

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF A SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

Convener:         Phillip J. Kauth, University of Florida

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Education Symposium Wando Room

Attending scientific conferences is an ideal opportunity to network, meet contacts, and explore recent developments in your professional field. However, many participants come to meetings unprepared and are overwhelmed during the meeting. These aspects are often different whether participants are students, post-docs, first-time or long-time attendees. Learning how to effectively maneuver through a conference is essential. The best way to learn the most effective ways to get the most out of meetings is to talk with other attendees. During this session, a diverse panel of participants will solicit questions and discuss ways to make meetings low-stress and highly productive.

Panelists:

Michael J. Bosela, Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne
Timothy R. Johnson, University of Florida
Gregory C. Phillips, Arkansas State University
Barbara M. Reed, USDA/ARS
Nancy A. Reichert, Mississippi State University

SHARING SCIENCE:  PROMOTING PROGRESS THROUGH PUBLIC AND MEDIA INTERACTIONS

Convener:         Pamela J. Weathers, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Joint Workshop Meeting 6&7

Scientists are taught to communicate according to prescribed rules required of their profession. However, it is becoming increasingly critical that they also be able to communicate with nonscientists including regular citizens who have no scientific education, policy makers, and of course, the media. In this short workshop we will explain why it is so critical for each of us to learn how to speak to these different groups of people. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for SIVB members to learn about what works and what doesn’t in terms of working with these diverse groups. Resources will be provided to facilitate such interactions.

Panelists:
Pamela J. Weathers, Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Todd J. Jones, BASF Plant Sciences
Eugene Elmore, University of California – Irvine
Kevin E. Knockenhauer, State University of New York – Stony Brook

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2009 IN VITRO BIOLOGY MEETING
WELCOME RECEPTION
Ballroom B&C
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm LOW COUNTRY SILENT AUCTION KICKOFF
Ballroom B&C

Saturday, June 6
Even Poster Authors will be present
7
:30 pm – 8:30 pm