Dedicated to the study and conservation of Pacific Seabirds and their environment.

Program & Schedule

Important Dates

  • Registration and abstract submission opens: Fri 30 Sep 2016
  • Travel award deadline: Sun 30 Oct 2016 (11:59pm, PT). CLOSED
  • Abstract submission deadline: 2 Dec 2016. CLOSED
  • Travel award acceptance notification: Wed 7 Dec 2016
  • Abstract acceptance notification: Fri 23 Dec 2016
  • Early registration ends and rates increase by $50: Fri 30 Dec 2016 (11:59pm, PT)
  • Last day to cancel registration: Fri 13 Jan 2017 (11:59pm, PT)


2017 Annual Meeting Program

Welcome! This page has all the information you need for the daily schedule, presentation schedule and abstracts. Registration packets will include the scientific program however abstract books will not be printed. Please download from this website, or view a printed copy at the registration desk. The daily schedule is subject to change. For questions, please contact the local committee.

Registration Desk is at the Tacoma Convention Center (TCC)  will be open everyday from 0730 – 1700, Wednesday to Saturday. Please stop by and pick up your registration packet. If you are not able to pick up your name tag and packet before the plenary on Thu 23 Feb, please come back at the coffee break and the volunteers will be happy to help you!

Committee Meetingsall welcome, unless otherwise indicated. Please see the Daily Schedule for room number.  Links to Agendas are provided below. Committee information is here. Please note that some committee meetings are located at the Center for Urban Waters, denoted with *, otherwise meetings are at the Tacoma Convention Center (TCC).

Lunches are provided for attendees on Friday for the Members’ Meeting and Saturday for the Conservation Committee meeting – all welcome!

Welcome Reception on Wed 22 Feb is at Hotel Murano.


Download Program & Schedule

Download PDF of 2017 Annual Meeting Program (1.9 MB) (16 Feb 2017)
Download PDF of 2017 Daily Schedule  (15 Feb 2017)
Download PDF of 2017 Schedule of Talks  (16 Feb 2017)
Download PDF of 2017 Abstract Book  (20 Feb 2017)
Download PDF of 2017 Plenary Abstracts (18 Feb 2017)


Daily Schedule-at-a-Glance

Tue 21 Feb 2017 (pre-conference)
1300 – 1700 START meeting (START members only)

Wed 22 Feb 2017
0730 – 1700  Registration Desk Open
0900 – 1700  Executive Council Meeting (EXCO): Agenda
0900 – 1700  Marbled Murrelet Technical Committee (MMTC): Agenda
0900 – 1230 Tufted Puffin Technical Committee (TPTC): Agenda
0900 – 1230  Aleutian Tern Technical Committee (ATTC)*: Agenda – meet in lobby at 0815 AM
1300 – 1500  Seabird Monitoring Committee: Agenda
1400 – 1700  SMGMTC Technical Committee*: Agenda
1500 – 1700  USFWS Pacific Seabird Program: Agenda
1700 – 1830  Kittlitz’s Murrelet Technical Committee (KMTC)
1800 – 2100  Welcome Reception

Thu 23 Feb 2017
0730 – 1700 Registration Desk Open
0830 – 1700 Opening remarks, Plenary and Scientific Program
1200 – 1330 Lunch
1200 – 1330 NOAA Fisheries Seabird Workgroup (by invitation)
1215 – 1320 Former Chairs Meeting (by invitation)
1700 – 1800  Wildlife Acoustics “Song Meter SM4” WorkshopSign up now! 
1715 – 1930  NEASSCA – NE Asia Seabird Conservation Committee: Agenda
1830 – 2100 Poster Reception
2000 – 2130  Chris Jordan Documentary Film: Encountering Midway

Fri 24 Feb 2017
0730 – 1700 Registration Desk Open
0815 – 1700 Announcements, Plenary and Scientific Program
0930 – 1230 Aleutian Tern Technical Committee
1000 – 1200  NPAWG – North Pacific Albatross Working Group: Agenda
1200 – 1330  Lunch
1200 – 1330  PSG Members’ Meeting. All welcome. Lunch provided! 
1715 – 1830  Gillnet Bycatch Meeting
1700 – 1830  Early Career Scientist Event: Panel and Discussion. Info here! 
1830 – 2100  Student – Mentor ReceptionSign up now! 

Sat 25 Feb 2017
0730 – 1700 Registration Desk Open
0830 – 1700 Announcements, LAA and SAA Awards and Scientific Program
1200 – 1330 Lunch
1200 – 1330 Conservation Committee Meeting: AgendaAll welcome. Lunch provided! 
1830 – 2000 Annual Banquet (ticket purchase required)
2000 – 2100 PSG Awards Reception
2100 – 2300 Dance party with the Sharp Dressed Band!

Sun 26 Feb 2017
0800 – 1400  Field Trip: Nisqually. Space still available!
1000 – 1800  Field Trip: Protection Island Seabird Cruise.  Space still available!

Connect with Us

PSG Secretary
Jane Dolliver
secretary@pacificseabirdgroup.org

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