Preparations for the 2015 Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) All Scientists Meeting (ASM) from August 30 through September 2 are at an advanced stage and several deadlines are approaching. The meeting promises to be an interesting and important meeting for everyone associated with the LTER Program.
The deadline for housing reservations (room and board) at the YMCA of the Rockies, where the ASM will be held, was extended to July 29, 2015. Certain lodges may fill up before this time, so you are encouraged to arrange your lodging well before this date. Rooms may be available after July 29, but the LTER contract lock on rooms ends on July 30, so on-site lodging is not guaranteed after this date. There are a number of room options, including sharing rooms for reduce costs, and these are described on the housing reservation page.
For those needing transportation to and from the Denver airport, a reduced cost for shuttle service has been arranged through the Estes Park Shuttle Service. Be sure to use the group code "LTER" to receive the reduced fare when making your reservations.
Early registration for the meeting at $50 applies until July 31. After this date registration will increase to $75. Although accompanying spouses, guests and children need not register for the ASM, anyone wishing to attend any ASM functions, including plenaries, working group meetings and/or mixers must register for the meeting.
Working Group and Poster Submissions
An important part of the meeting is the activities of working groups focused on information exchange, scientific interactions and planning for future research. Anyone associated with the LTER Network and its extended collaborators may propose a working group. Working Group Requests will be accepted until the final deadline of July 31, 2015. Unlike previous meetings, the working group organizer is able to select the TIME(S) and MEETING ROOM for their meeting so it is best to submit working group requests early for preferred dates and times.
Poster submissions will be accepted on a first come first served basis up to a limit of 400, or until the final submission deadline of July 31, 2015. A poster abstract is required for all poster presentations and these will be available online via the meeting website. Posters will be presented during the evening mixers and all posters will remain up throughout the venue. This is always a very popular part of the meeting and students in particular are encouraged to submit poster abstracts. A student poster competition will be held with CASH prizes. Anybody wishing to judge posters can indicate this on the meeting registration form.
All information on housing reservations, meeting registration, poster submission and working group meeting requests can be found on the meeting website at http://asm2015.lternet.edu.