Schedule

Conference Schedule

2016-12-04

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

  • TDWG Executive Meeting: At Arenal Manoa.

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • Data Quality IG planning meeting (by invitation only): Arenal Manoa. This meeting is by invitation only.

05:30 PM - 05:30 PM

  • Buses leave for Arenal Manoa Hotel: Buses begin departing from conference hotels and the Central Square in La Fortuna. Each bus will start from a conference hotel then stop and pick up those waiting in the Central Square (near the Church) in La Fortuna.

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

  • Sunday Registration: Registration will be available on Sunday, December 4th at the Arenal Manoa Hotel in conjunction with the Welcome Reception.
  • Welcome Reception: The Welcome Reception will be held Sunday evening before the official start of the conference at the Arenal Manoa Hotel, La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

08:00 PM - 08:00 PM

  • Buses depart from Arenal Manoa for conference hotels

2016-12-05

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM

  • Monday Registration: Please make every effort to pick up your registration materials on Sunday during the Welcome Reception. Registration will only be available during breaks.

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

  • Opening Session: Welcome and announcements in Auditorium of CTEC. Featured speakers: Dr. Cynthia Parr, Chair TDWG; Dr Edgardo Vargas, Director of TEC; Dr. Julio Calvo, President of TEC or Dr. Paola Vega, Vice President for Research and Extension; and welcome video by naturalist, Alvaro Cuberto.

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • : Dr. Rodrigo Gámez Lobo was founder and former Director General and President of the National Biodiversity Institute (INBio). "Our real goal is to make the society come to the understanding that, because of being something that directly affects quality of life, materially, intellectually and spiritually, we must preserve at all costs the rich biodiversity of the country", he says in his book "On Biodiversity, People and Utopias" (1999). Dr. Erick Mata Montero will introduce Dr. Gámez.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Monday AM Break & Registration: Lobby of CTEC
  • Poster Setup: Please set up your poster at this time. Posters should remain available for view throughout the week.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Tim Robertson,
    Building: CTEC
    Room: Auditorium

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

11:55 AM - 12:10 PM

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

  • Monday Registration: CTEC Lobby
  • Monday Lunch

    For Monday only, please allow those attending the 1PM Newcomer's Chat priority in the lunch line. Lunch is served in the Cafeteria (also known as "Soda").

     

01:00 PM - 01:55 PM

  • Newcomer's Chat: Computer Science 1

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM

02:15 PM - 02:30 PM

02:30 PM - 02:45 PM

02:45 PM - 03:00 PM

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

  • Monday PM Break, Poster Viewing, & Registration: CTEC Lobby

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM

04:15 PM - 04:30 PM

04:30 PM - 04:45 PM

  • Lee Belbin,
    Building: CTEC
    Room: Auditorium

04:45 PM - 05:00 PM

05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

05:15 PM - 05:30 PM

2016-12-06

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM

  • Tuesday Registration: CTEC Lobby

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Cyndy Parr, Gail E. Kampmeier, S09: Panel Discussion
    Building: Computer Science
    Room: Computer Science 3

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Tuesday AM Break, Poster Viewing, & Registration: CTEC Lobby

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Elizabeth Ellwood, Paul Kimberly, Simon Chagnoux, Paul Flemons, Edward Gilbert, Robert Guralnick, Kevin Love, Austin Mast,
    Building: Computer Science
    Room: Computer Science 3

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

  • Tuesday Lunch

    Lunch is served in the Cafeteria (also known as "Soda").

     

  • Tuesday Registration: CTEC Lobby

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM

02:15 PM - 02:30 PM

02:30 PM - 02:45 PM

02:45 PM - 03:00 PM

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

  • Tuesday PM Break, Poster Viewing, & Registration: CTEC Lobby

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM

04:15 PM - 04:30 PM

  • ,
    Building: CTEC
    Room: Auditorium

04:30 PM - 04:45 PM

04:45 PM - 05:00 PM

05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

05:15 PM - 05:30 PM

  • ,
    Building: CTEC
    Room: Auditorium

2016-12-07

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM

  • Wednesday Registration: Lobby of CTEC

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Wednesday AM Break, Poster Viewing, & Registration: CTEC Lobby

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

  • Wednesday Lunch

    Lunch is served in the Cafeteria (also known as "Soda").  Please allow TDWG Exec members priority in the serving line today so that they can attend an Exec meeting at 1 PM.

     

  • Wednesday Registration: CTEC Lobby

01:00 PM - 01:55 PM

  • TDWG Exec Meeting in TecnoAula 1

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM

02:15 PM - 02:30 PM

02:30 PM - 02:45 PM

  • Viktor Senderov, Teodor Georgiev, Lyubomir Penev,
    Building: CTEC
    Room: Auditorium

02:45 PM - 03:00 PM

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

  • Wednesday PM Break, Poster Viewing, & Registration: CTEC Lobby

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM

04:15 PM - 04:30 PM

04:30 PM - 04:45 PM

04:45 PM - 05:00 PM

05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

05:15 PM - 05:30 PM

2016-12-08

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM

  • Thursday Registration: Lobby of CTEC

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Thursday AM Break, Poster Viewing, & Registration: CTEC Lobby

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

  • Thursday Lunch

    Lunch is served in the Cafeteria (also known as "Soda"). Those leaving for the Soltis Center should pick up a bag lunch to carry on bus.

12:45 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Buses leave for Soltis Center & Mini-Bioblitz: Sign up for this event ($20) by Monday 5 December in RegOnline so we may estimate the number of buses and bagged lunches needed.

01:30 PM - 01:30 PM

  • Buses leave CTEC for La Fortuna hotels: Those not attending the mini-bioblitz may elect to return to hotels for the afternoon.

04:15 PM - 04:15 PM

  • Buses leave Soltis Center for La Fortuna hotels

05:00 PM - 05:00 PM

  • First bus leaves hotels for EcoTermales: Participants who did not go to the Soltis Center for the bioblitz need to take this bus. Chance to soak in the resort's hot springs http://ecotermalesfortuna.cr/ before attending the Gala Dinner.

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

  • Enjoy Hot Springs at EcoTermales before the Gala Dinner: Change, enjoy the hot springs, then change back and enjoy the surroundings, have something at the bar, until dinner http://ecotermalesfortuna.cr/

06:00 PM - 06:00 PM

  • Last bus travels from hotels to EcoTermales: All participants returning from the Soltis Center Bioblitz should be on this bus.

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

  • Gala Dinner at EcoTermales: A special Gala Dinner is at EcoTermales http://ecotermalesfortuna.cr/ is included as part of your registration.

09:30 PM - 09:30 PM

  • Buses return to hotels from Gala Dinner at EcoTermales

2016-12-09

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM

  • Friday Registration: CTEC lobby

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Friday AM Break, Poster Viewing, & Registration: CTEC Lobby

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

  • ,
    Building: Computer Science
    Room: Computer Science 3

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

  • Friday Lunch

    Lunch is served in the Cafeteria (also known as "Soda").

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

  • Closing Session: CTEC Auditorium

02:30 PM - 02:35 PM

02:35 PM - 02:40 PM

02:40 PM - 02:45 PM

02:45 PM - 02:50 PM

02:50 PM - 02:55 PM

02:55 PM - 03:00 PM

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

  • Closing Session (continued): CTEC Auditorium

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

  • Friday PM Break & Remove Posters


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