The original call for papers for the Symposium included 16 topics. A few of these have been combined to reflect the interests of those who submitted abstracts. There are now 12 topics; the original ten plenary topics will also be covered in the parallel sessions, along with two others. The detailed program can be downloaded on the appropriate page of this Web site. Meanwhile, the outline below gives the overall schedule and format of the meeting.

 

Sun., Sept 23

Mon., Sept 24

Tues., Sept 25

Wed., Sept 26

Thurs, Sept. 27

8:30-10:30

 

Plenary Session1

Steinbeck Forum

Plenary Session1

Steinbeck Forum

Plenary Session1

Steinbeck Forum

All events are a partnership with the Blue Ocean Film Festival, and take place at the Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado Street.

10:30-11:00

Break

Break

Break

11:00-12:30

3 Parallel Sessions2

Steinbeck Forum

San Carlos III & IV

3 Parallel Sessions2

Steinbeck Forum

San Carlos III & IV

3 Parallel Sessions2

Steinbeck Forum

San Carlos III & IV

12:30-14:00

Lunch

Lunch 

Lunch

14:00-15:30

3 Parallel Sessions2

Steinbeck Forum

San Carlos III & IV

3 Parallel Sessions2

Steinbeck Forum

San Carlos III & IV

3 Parallel Sessions2

Steinbeck Forum

San Carlos III & IV

15:30-16:00

Break

Break

Break

16:00-17:30

Registration opens

(16:00- 19:30)

Steinbeck Lobby

3 Parallel Sessions2

Steinbeck Forum

San Carlos III & IV

3 Parallel Sessions2

Steinbeck Forum

San Carlos III & IV

3 Parallel Sessions2

Steinbeck Forum

San Carlos III & IV

Poster rooms open

(16:00 – 19:30)

Ferrante & Serra I

17:30-19:30

COMPASS Ocean Acidi-fication Panel

(16:00-17:00)

Steinbeck Forum

Poster Session and

COMPASS “Mixer” Reception

Ferrante, Serra I & II

Poster Session and Reception

Ferrante & Serra I

Closing session

(17:30-18:30)

Steinbeck Forum

Symposium “Icebreaker” (17:00-19:30)

Steinbeck Lobby

Aquarium Dinner3

 


1
Plenary sessions all take place in the Steinbeck Forum. There is overflow seating, with closed-circuit television, in the Colton Room.

2 Parallel sessions take place in the Steinbeck Forum in the Conference Center and in San Carlos Rooms III and IV in the Marriott Hotel, across the Sky Bridge from the Conference Center – consult the following detailed program for specific locations for each session.

3 The Symposium dinner will be held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The entire Aquarium will be open for participants and registered guests from 19:30 to 23:00. Symposium badges must be worn to ensure admission to the Aquarium. The walk from the Conference Center to the Aquarium is about 1.1 miles (about 1.75 km), along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail. A map and directions will be available at the hospitality desk in Steinbeck Lobby. Four trolleys will also be leaving from the Conference Center for the Aquarium every 10 minutes, beginning at 18:30, and will make the return trip later in the evening. The Aquarium will open its doors to us at 19:30 – please do not wait to take the last trolley, as each of them seats about 45 people. Volunteers will be available to assist you.