NCER 2016

MONDAY | 4-18-16

7:00am - 5:00pm
Optional Pre-Conference Field Trip & Workshops

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Registration Opens

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Poster Session & Exhibitor Move-In


TUESDAY | 4-19-16

7:00am- 6:00pm
Conference Registration Opens

7:00am - 8:00am
Early Morning Refreshments

8:00am - 10:00am
Opening Plenary Session

10:00am
AM Break

10:30am - 12noon
Concurrent Sessions

12noon - 1:30pm
Lunch Provided

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

3:00pm- 3:30pm
PM Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

5:00pm- 7:00pm
Poster Session Reception - One


WEDNESDAY | 4-20-16

7:00am - 5:30pm
Conference Registration Opens

7:00am - 8:00am
Early Morning Refreshments

8:00am - 10:00am
Plenary Session

10:00am - 10:30am
AM Break

10:30am - 12:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

12noon - 1:30pm
Lunch Provided

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

3:00pm - 3:30pm
PM Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Evening On Own


THURSDAY | 4-21-16

7:00am - 5:30pm
Conference Registration Opens

7:00am - 8:00am
Early Morning Refreshments

8:00am - 10:00am
Plenary Session

10:00am - 10:30am
AM Break

10:30am - 12:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

12noon - 1:30pm
Lunch Provided

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

3:00pm - 3:30pm
PM Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Poster Session Reception - Two
(Poster removal upon conclusion)


FRIDAY | 4-22-16

7:30am - 10:00am
Conference Registration Opens

7:30am - 8:30am
Early Morning Refreshments

8:30am - 10:00am
Closing Plenary Session
Synthesis Discussion
Closing Keynote Presentation by Carlton Ward, Jr.

10:30am
Depart for Optional Field Trip into the Everglades

10:00am - 12noon
Final Move-Out of Sponsor Displays

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