Pacific Seabird Group
42nd Annual Meeting

San Jose, CA
19-21 February 2015

Program Chair: Kathy Kuletz

Meeting Venue and Accommodations

San Jose Airport Garden Hotel - Located in the heart of San Jose near the intersection of Hwy 101 and 880, this venue is 5-10 minutes from San Jose International Airport (SJC) and is within 10-15 minutes from downtown San Jose via light rail, taxi, or car.  More information about the meeting venue can be found at for more information. 

In addition to the San Jose Garden Hotel, there are a number of hotels/motels that vary in price including the Holiday Inn, Fairfield Inn, Double Tree, Vagabond, and Motel 6.  In addition to places to stay, there are plenty of food options within walking distance of the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel.  This includes sandwiches, chicken, sushi, Thai, steaks, and more.  There are three major airports servicing the San Francisco Bay area.  The closest airport to the meeting venue is San Jose International (SJC) but you can also fly into San Francisco International (SFO) or Oakland International (OAK) airports. Airline fares differ by airport so it pays to investigate your options.  From SFO, your best option if not driving is using CalTrain which takes you to downtown San Jose and then transfer to the VTA light rail (heading north).  There is a light rail stop across the street from the meeting venue.  From OAK, you can take BART heading south to Fremont and then grab a taxi the rest of the way

Call for Symposia and Special Paper Sessions

The call for symposia suggestions and special paper sessions went out but requests are still bing considered.  Please submit your ideas or if you have questions to the Program Chair: Kathy Kuletz (

Call for Symposia and Special Paper Sessions

Itís time to prepare for the 42nd PSG Annual Meeting in San Jose, California. 

The Program Chair (Kathy Kuletz) is soliciting proposals for symposia, special paper sessions, and plenary speakers, due August 15.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL TO KATHY KULETZ (Program Chair) BY 15 AUGUST. To suggest a plenary speaker, please submit a name, contact information, and presentation topic to the Program Chair by 15 AUGUST.

If you are interested in organizing or co-organizing a Special Paper Session or Symposium, see the information below or go to the PSG web site. It is fine if you donít have all symposium participants confirmed in August. Do your best to complete the form and contact me if you wish to discuss further. A short description will be required if it is accepted.  Sessions open to all members will be announced during the call for abstracts.


Proposing a Special Paper Session or Symposium:

Requesting Funds:

Sessions are a coherent set of papers not designed to be published. The session could involve 6-18 speakers depending on the scope of the topic and be scheduled for half or full day of the conference. They can include a series of relevant studies with an overview presentation to bring together experts in a particular field (e.g., Marine Spatial Planning, PSG 2012). They could also be comprised of mainly student papers on a specific topic to highlight student research or increase student participation at PSG.

A Symposium is a coherent set of papers designed to be published, thus everyone contributing to the Symposium also needs to prepare for publication afterwards. Symposiums have a synthetic overview or broad topical coverage, and typically have invited speakers.

Silent Auction

We are interested and in need of items for the silent auction. Please consider donating something for the auction that will be held during the meeting.

For questions, please contact Scott Shaffer

PSG's 41st Annual Meeting held in Juneau, Alaska
was extraordinarily successful!

Our sincere thanks to all who participated.

We appreciate generous donations by ABR Inc., North Pacific Research Board, School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and Birdsmith Ecological Research in support of the 2014 PSG annual meeting in Juneau.


2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Anthony J. Gaston


2014 Special Achievement Award Recipient
 Vivian Mendenhall

Please visit the Lifetime Award webpage to read about their accomplishment as well as previous award winners.



Abstracts of the 2014 Annual Meeting are available in pdf format (Abstracts)
Abstracts from previous meetings are printed in Pacific Seabirds

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