Agenda-at-a-Glance

Monday, June 19, 2017
7:00am – 11:30am OPTIONAL Golf Outing
1:00pm – 4:00pm North American Quantitative Genetics Workshop
1:00pm – 4:00pm Resistance Screening Center Steering Committee
Meeting Contact: Sunny Lucas, US Forest Service, Forest Health Protection
12noon – 7:00pm Registration officially opens
2:00pm – 6:00pm Sponsors set-up materials on table tops; Poster presenters put up poster displays
2:00pm – 4:00pm State Forestry Agency Discussion
Meeting Contacts: Dana Nelson, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station & Fred Raley, Texas A&M, Western Forest Tree Improvement Program
4:15pm – 5:15pm SFTIC Committee Meeting
6:30pm – 8:30pm Poolside Welcome Social
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
7:00am – 8:00am Morning Refreshments in Poster & Sponsor Display Room
7:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open
8:00am – 12noon Opening Plenary Session
10:00am – 10:30am Refreshment Break
12noon – 1:30pm Group Luncheon Buffet (provided)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Two Concurrent Sessions
3:00pm – 3:30pm Refreshment Break in Poster & Sponsor Display Room
3:30pm – 5:00pm Two Concurrent Sessions
5:00pm – 7:00pm Poster Session and Networking Reception
7:00pm – 7:45pm Career Panel Workshop
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
6:00 – till finish OPTIONAL 5K Run/Walk on the Beach
7:00am – 8:00am Morning Refreshments in Poster & Sponsor Display Room
7:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open
8:00am – 12noon Two Concurrent Sessions
10:00am – 10:30am Refreshment Break
12noon – 1:30pm Group Luncheon Buffet (provided)
1:30pm – 5:00pm Plenary Session
3:00pm – 3:30pm Refreshment Break – Poster Presenters and Sponsors Remove Displays
6:00pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Social (Cash Bar)
7:00pm – 8:30pm SFTIC Closing Dinner and Awards
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The SFTIC officially concludes, and guests are on their own to depart the hotel and return home, or, to stay over a day or two and enjoy the beach, or make a side trip to the popular Kennedy Space Center only 60 miles away and multiple theme parks and other attractions in Orlando only 75 miles away. The hotel has agreed to extend the discounted rate following the conference, based on availability, so don’t delay. Make your plans right away and book your hotel reservation. Come visit us in Florida!

*These program options will be confirmed by November 1st. Stay tuned for updates!



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