2012 Conference Archive

66th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

October 7 - 10, 2012
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Schedule

Click here for a printable version of the preliminary Schedule at-a-Glance.

Directors: A number of invitation-only events for Directors are scheduled in conjunction with the SEAFWA 2012 conference. Click here for the Directors Activities schedule.

Students: There are a handful of events taking place during the SEAFWA 2012 Conference geared specifically for you! Click here for the Student Activities schedule.

Dress Code: For the conference is Business Casual; Business Formal for Awards Banquet.

  * = Invitation Only

Saturday, October 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Conference Registration Desk Open
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Minorities in Natural Resources Committee (MINRC) Student Welcome Orientation
Sunday, October 7, 2012
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Forestland Resources Technical Committee Meeting
8:00 am - 7:00 pm Conference Registration Desk Open
8:30 am - 11:30 am Student Workshop
10:30 am - 5:00 pm Directors Retreat *
Sponsored by Archery Trade Association
(Depart for Mountain Harbor Resort at 10:30 am)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Fisheries Administrators Lunch *
Sponsored by Miller Net Company
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Speaker Ready Room
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Exhibitor & Poster Set-up
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hunting, Fishing & Wildlife Recreation Participation Committee
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Wetlands Wildlife Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm SEAFWA Fisheries Resources Committee
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm SEAFWA Wildlife Resources Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wild Hog Working Group *
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Law Enforcement Chief's Business Meeting
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm Business Office/Internet Cafe Open
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Minorities in Natural Resources Committee (MINRC) Business Meeting
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Southeastern Section of the Wildlife Society Executive Board Meeting
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Student Workshop
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Women in Conservation Reception
All invited to attend. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails with other professional women.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome to Arkansas Reception
Sponsored by National Shooting Sports Foundation
Join colleagues for a Welcome to Arkansas Reception in the Convention Center/Hall A.
Evening Dinner on own
Click here for a complete listing of Social & Networking Events!
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Mississippi State University Alumni and Friends Event
Monday, October 8, 2012
7:00 am - 8:00 am Directors Breakfast *
Sponsored by The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation
7:00 am – 8:00 am Fellowship of Christian Conservationists Meeting
7:00 am - 8:30 am Coffee Break with Exhibitors
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Conference Registration & Business Office/Internet Cafe Open
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibits Open
8:00 am - 9:30 am Guest Gathering
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Speaker Ready Room
8:00 am - 11:00 am Plenary Session: Foundation for a New Generation
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Guest Tour: Little Rock Downtown Tour
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Student/Mentor Lunch
{Advanced registration is required}
Sponsored by: US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Arkansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Arkansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wildlife Administrators Lunch *
Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Directors' Lunch *
Sponsored by Kalkomy Enterprises
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award Luncheon
Sponsored by BRP/Evinrude
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Technical Sessions
Click here for a complete listing of Technical Sessions by Day by Track!
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) Steering Committee Meeting
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Student Workshop
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wildlife Administrators Meeting
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm SEAFWA Wildlife Diversity Committee and Wildlife Action Plans Committee
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break with Exhibitors
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Arkansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society - 40th Anniversary Celebration
5:15 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner Event at Garvan Woodland Gardens ~ Offsite
(included in full conference registration)
Buses will run continuously starting at 5:15 p.m. The ride to Garvan Gardens is 15 minutes..
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
7:00 am - 8:00 am Directors Breakfast *
Sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation
7:00 am - 8:30 am Coffee Break with Exhibitors
7:00 am - 3:30 pm Exhibits Open
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Conference Registration & Business Office/Internet Cafe Open
8:00 am - 9:30 am Guest Gathering
8:00 am - 12:00 pm SEAFWA Invasive Species Committee Meeting
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative Steering Committee Meeting
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) Steering Committee Meeting
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Student Field Trip to the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock
(all students invited to attend)
Buses will depart from the Embassy Suites Hotel at 8:00a.m.
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Technical Sessions:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Guest Tour: Hot Springs Attractions Tour
9:00 am - 11:00 am SEAFWA Annual Conference Committee
10:00 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
Click here for a complete listing of Technical Sessions by Day by Track!
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch on Own
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Directors Lunch *
Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Directors Business Meeting
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

(Please note specific start and end times by track)
Technical Sessions:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Black Bass Conservation Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Central Hardwoods Joint Venture Management Board
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Minorities in Natural Resources Committee (MINRC) Student After Action Meeting and Teddy Roosevelt Award Presentation
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break with Exhibitors
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Southeastern Section of Wildlife Society Annual Business Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Poster Session
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors and Poster Authors
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Awards Banquet & Entertainment by Midnite Parade
Sponsored by Canadian NAWMP Partners
Click here for a complete listing of Social & Networking Events!
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Directors Hospitality Suite
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
7:30 am - 8:30 am Coffee Break
8:00 am - 11:30 am Minorities in Natural Resources Committee (MINRC) After Action Business Meeting
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture Management Board Fall Meeting
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Key Elements of a Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Conference Registration Desk Open
8:30 am - 11:00 am Joint Technical Sessions: ...Controversy in Conservation
9:30 am - 11:00 am 2012 Conference Debrief and Hand-off to Oklahoma