American Cetacean Society Conference: November 13-16, 2008 in Monterey, CA (registration is still open!)
The American Cetacean Society (ACS) will hold their 11th international conference in Monterey, CA on November 13-16. This is shaping up to be another remarkable conference and the conference program looks amazing.
Sessions will take place all day Saturday and Sunday and will include scientific discussions, as well as discussions about whaling, human/whale interaction, the environment and in-depth reviews related to specific whale species.
There's going to be a banquet on Saturday evening, as well as a photo contest, poster session, art show, and auction. And on Monday, there will be a free symposium on gray whales if you are lucky enough to be able to stay beyond the weekend. And if you can make it out before the weekend, don't forget to sign up for Friday's whale watch in Monterey Bay! There's bound to be some interesting marine wildlife around. Registration information can be found here. Online registration ends November 10th, but after that date, you can still register at the door.
While you're at it, consider becoming a member of ACS. I'm a proud member and have learned a lot about cetaceans by being part of the organization. In addition to educational benefits, you'll also be helping the great cause of cetacean and environmental conservation.