Program and Agenda

Social Events

AOU Fellows Dinner

Cost: $30.00
Registration: Pre-Registration Recommended. If you have already registered. Please log in with the credentials you were sent in your registration confirmation email and add the ticketed events to your registration.
Date: Tuesday 9/23/2014
Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm
Location: Walnut Dining Room

Closing Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Cost: Adults: $35.00; Students:$25.00; Children Ages 6- 12: $12.00
Children under 6/No Charge
Registration: Pre-Registration Recommended. If you have already registered. Please log in with the credentials you were sent in your registration confirmation email and add the ticketed events to your registration.
Date: Saturday 9/27/2014
Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
Location: Assembly Hall

At this closing banquet, awards will be presented for student presentations, the Ned Johnson Young Investigator Award, and prestigious lifetime achievement awards of the societies.

Bird Band Jam and Poetry Slam

Cost: $15.00
Registration: Pre-Registration Recommended. If you have already registered. Please log in with the credentials you were sent in your registration confirmation email and add the ticketed events to your registration.
Date: Thursday 9/25/2014
Time: 9:00pm – 12:00am
Location: Longhouse

Join us at the Bird Band Jam on Thursday evening, 25 September, from 9pm-12, after the poster session. We’ll have great live music plus original poetry. Bring your guitar or your fiddle! Write a winning Haiku about your research! Or just come and dance to the sounds of Finnders & Youngberg plus other bands TBA. Fifteen dollars covers admission plus snacks and two drinks. Local beer and live music played by your colleagues – what could be better?

Estes Park seems like the perfect place to continue the Bird Jam that happened in Vancouver, B.C. The Rocky Mountains, big porches with fireplaces, and cool autumn air – perfect for music anytime during the meeting!

Calling all musicians! Round up your musical colleagues and form a band to play at the Bird Band Jam. If you’re looking for other musicians to play with we can set that up too. Contact Arvind Panjabi: arvind.panjabi@rmbo.org

Retired Ornithologists’ lunch

Cost: None
Registration: Pre-Registration Recommended. If you have already registered. Please log in with the credentials you were sent in your registration confirmation email and add the ticketed events to your registration.
Date: Wednesday 9/24/2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm
Location: Pine Dining Room

Emeritus ornithologists’ are invited to dine together to reconnect with each other over lunch.  

Welcome Social

Tuesday evening, 23 September, in the Assembly Hall. Welcome to incoming guests, find your friends and colleagues. Light snacks and drinks.

Poster Sessions and Socials

Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 24 and 25 September. Drinks, lights snacks, and hundreds of posters about birds to view and discuss with authors.

Photo Contest

The meeting location this year is truly stunning. We’d like to see what you see. Take a picture – with your phone or big fancy camera – and send it to the photo committee. Pictures taken prior to and/or outside of the meeting are welcomed, too. Send a copy of your photo along with your ballot number (which shows you paid the entry fee) to birdmeetingphotos@gmail.com and tell us into which category you would like to enter. After making sure the photo is not career-limiting in any way, a member of the photo committee will post it to the meeting Facebook page where meeting attendees will vote by “liking”. We will also have locations for physical ballots in the Assembly Hall. The pictures with the greatest number of “likes” in each category on each day will be entered to win the overall category prize which will be determined via “liking” on Saturday. The picture with the most votes in each category will win a fabulous prize – or, you know, a prize. The top vote-getter in each category throughout the week will be eligible for Best in Show. Categories include: Best Bird, Best Nest, Best Representation of a Bird (cloud/rock/stick that looks like a bird, sculpture or drawing of a bird), Best Selfie (extra credit if there’s a bird involved), Best Photobomb, Best Landscape/Nature, Best Candid, Best Fieldwork, and Best Photo from Phone. The committee will also decide on a committee favorite. A slideshow will run at the banquet of all the submitted pictures. There will be a $2 entry fee for each photo submitted. Proceeds will go to the Student Activities Committee.

Early Professionals Social

Social networking environment for early professionals during the dinner hour, with access to food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Wednesday evening, stay tuned to the website for time and place.