Conference Schedule

Here you will find an outline of the conference schedule as well as descriptions of events and excursions.

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Sunday, June 5th, 2016
17:30 - 19:30 Icebreaker and Registration
Monday, June 6th, 2016
09:00 - 09:20 Introductory Remarks and Welcome
09:20 - 15:50 Session: Proxy Development: Problems & Opportunities
11:50 - 13:20 Lunch (on your own)
15:50 - 18:10 Session: Scleroarchaeology
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
08:55 - 09:00 Announcements
09:00 - 10:50 Session: Growth and bioenergetics
10:50 - 12:20 Session: Deep-Time Evolution and Ecology
12:20 Afternoon Excursions
19:00 - 21:00 Poster Session
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
08:55 - 09:00 Announcements
09:00 - 15:20 Session: Climate and Oceans: Past and Present
11:50 - 13:20 Lunch (on your own)
15:20 - 17:20 Session: Environmental Monitoring and Conservation Paleobiology
18:45 Walk to Peaks Island ferry for 19:15 departure
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
08:55 - 09:00 Announcements
09:00 - 12:10 Session: Fisheries Ecology and Management
12:10 - 14:00 Lunch Banquet, Student Awards, Future Meeting Planning

Events and Excursions

Sunday Evening Icebreaker

Join us when you arrive Sunday evening for drinks and heavy appetizers. Network with colleagues, new and old, from 5:30-7:30pm in the Ballroom prefunction space.

Wednesday Evening Conference Dinner - Maine Lobster Bake and Portland Harbor Boat Tour:

The Conference Dinner will occur Wednesday night and involve Lobstering on a nearby island in Casco Bay. Additional menu options will be available and guests are very welcome. Be sure to purchase your ticket ($65) when you register for the conference – plan to enjoy this unforgettable evening in beautiful Maine.

Tuesday Afternoon Excursions:

Note: All excursions will return to the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in time to take part in the Poster Reception at 6:00. Estimated departure time is 1:00pm and planned return is 4:30-5:00 depending on the excursion. Be sure to register for these excursions when you register for the conference; some do have an additional fee.

Portland - Old Port
Stick around downtown Portland, Maine and visit a variety of historic shops and museums. This is a self-guided option for those who want some free time to explore.
Shopping in Freeport
Southern Maine Coastal Quaternary Geology Field Trip
A walking/driving regional Geology tour will be led by Mike Retelle, a Quaternary geologist from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. The group will visit a variety of glaciomarine features on the beautiful Maine coastline. There will be lots of opportunities for shell collecting, too. Box lunches will be provided.
Maine Sailing Adventure - Casco Bay Sailboat charter

Thursday Closing Awards Luncheon:

The Closing Awards Luncheon will take place Thursday at the Westin and will recognize those selected for best poster and oral presentations. Future ISC planning will also be discussed. The luncheon is included with those attending the full conference and guests are welcome to purchase a ticket for $25 when they register if they’d like to attend.