2013 Meeting Highlights

APS Opening General Session and Awards & Honors Ceremony

Sunday, August 11
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Your official welcome to Austin and the joint meeting! Join fellow colleagues and scientists from around the world and help us acknowledge our members with awards and honors in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the science. Hear about important society goals and accomplishments straight from APS leaders and get updates on the 2013 Joint Meeting program.

MSA Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, August 11
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate the winners of this year's MSA graduate student Mentor Travel Awards and Research Awards. Meet the new offers of MSA, and hear updates on MSA's meeting plans, publishing and finances.

9th Annual APS-OIP Silent Auction

Sunday, August 11
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

A marvelous selection of items from around the world will again be availabile for bidding. Proceeds support the APS Office of International Program's Global Experience Program. Support this effor both with your bids and by donating items from around the world. Items can be brought with you or sent direction in advance, visit www.apsnet.org/members/outreach/oip/Pages/SilentAuction.aspx for details.

Welcome Reception with Exhibition and Posters

Sunday, August 11
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Exhibits! Posters! Food and fun! Mingle with familiar faces and meet new APS and MSA colleagues, visit the exhibits, and bid on APS-OIP Silent Auction items while enjoying light snacks and drinks. Ticket is included with full registration. Guest tickets are available for puchase on the registration form.

Afternoon Poster Viewing with Authors

Monday, August 12
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Too many posters to view and not enough time? We’ve divided poster author time between Monday and Tuesday afternoons to assist you in making your poster author connections!

APS Early Career Professionals' Social with Employer Networking Opportunity

Monday, August 12
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10
Connect with your fellow early career professionals and at the same time mingle with employers to learn about new job opportunities. Academic, government, and industry employers are invited to join the social to network with prospective employees. Refreshments and appetizers are included in the price of the ticket. Preregistration is required.

APS Graduate Student Social

Monday, August 12
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10
Make plans to attend the one social spot where all plant pathology students come together to connect. Light snacks and beverages will be served. This event is limited to students only. Preregistration is required.

Industry & Extension Social

Monday, August 12
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Tickets: $30
Join your industry and extension colleagues and friends on this new evening, Monday, August 12, at Speakeasy, one of downtown Austin’s most celebrated event and entertainment
venues. Located in the heart of the Austin Warehouse District and easy walking distance from the convention center, Speakeasy is a step back in time and features vintage bowling
lanes, a full-size pool table, karaoke room, and much more. We will have the entire space to ourselves and you will be treated to a truly unique experience with a Roaring Twenties vibe.
There will be numerous food stations as well as a fine array of beverages. Preregistration is required. A limited number of tickets is available at the discounted rate of $30. When those tickets are sold, additional tickets will be available at the event price.

APS Department Heads' Breakfast and Meeting

Tuesday, August 13
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tickets: $35
Plant pathology department heads/chairs, or their representatives, are encouraged to participate in this important event to meet with colleagues and review priority issues regarding the future of the discipline, hear updates on recent actions, and identify opportunities for advancing the APS/academic partnership. Ticket includes breakfast. Preregistration is required.

MSA Presidential Address

Tuesday, August 13
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Following MSA tradition, President Mary Berbee will talk about the development of her interests and about collaborators and friends in the context of research on the origins and diversification of fungi.

Afternoon Poster Viewing with Authors

Tuesday, August 13

3:30-5:30 p.m.
Too many posters to view and not enough time? We've divided poster author time between Monday and Tuesday afternoons to assist you in making your poster author connections! 

Scientific Sessions All Day

Wednesday, August 14
8:30 -11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

always had sessions on Wednesday morning. Be sure to plan your travel to attend the sessions that are now planned for Wednesday afternoon!

MSA Auction, Awards, and Social

Wednesday, August 14
5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20
Bid on the books, photographs, and fungus-related memorabilia that everyone needs. Join MSA for pre-final night celebration snacks and drinks from the cash bar. From 5:00 to 5:30 p.m., MSA will present awards to some of our distinguished scientists and teachers, as well as awards for outstanding graduate student talks and posters. The silent auction will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with simultaneous live auction items up for bid. Preregistration is required. Guest
tickets are available for purchase on the registration form.

Final Round Up

Wednesday, August 14
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday night continues the Austin experience with a Round Up. It’s a great way to wrap up the meeting, relax, and make one final connection with your colleagues and friends before heading home. Ticket is included with full registration. Guest tickets are available for purchase on the registration form.

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