For Students Headed to Mazatlan!

Sunday night there will be a Welcome Social for students with drinks and a taco bar.  The social is on the beach-side patio and starts at 7pm.

All day Monday is the 5th Annual Student Colloquium, hosted by the new Mexico student subunit!  The day starts at 9amwith a welcome presentation by WDAFS president, Pam Sponholtz.  The remainder of the day, students will have the option of attending presentations of research by other students or attending various workshops on career development.  After lunch, there will be a presentation by Kelly F. Millenbach, followed by more presentations and workshops.  From 5 – 7, there will be a mentoring/poster session.

On Tuesday, all students and professionals are invited to the student social at Senior Frogs, next door to the hotel.  This event is open to anyone, whether they attended the colloquium or not.

If you register for the entire annual meeting, there is no additional charge to attend the Colloquium.  If you plan to come for the colloquium only, the cost is $40.  Register here:

Don’t forget, the deadline for submitting abstracts for posters and presentations is January 17.  PLEASE register for the student colloquium as well as any other symposia at which you hope to present.  This means multiple abstract submittals.  Submit your abstracts here:

Opportunities will exist at the meeting for you to help out, earning $ to help offset your expenses.  Email me for details!

**Don’t forget to nominate your local chapter, student subunit, or professionals for awards by March 7!  And be sure to apply for the WDAFS student scholarship by February 1!!!  Information for both can be found at under awards and students.