Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Location: McAlester, Oklahoma
Venue: Southeast Expo Center
Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Kiamichi River Watershed Research and Extension Symposium, presented by Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR and the Oklahoma Water Resources Center, will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from across the state, including academic researchers, Tribal representatives, and Oklahoma state and federal agency representatives. The goal of the symposium is to discuss current research and extension efforts in the Kiamichi River Watershed and to develop a plan for future efforts based on the diverse needs of the various stakeholders in the region.
The event will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Southeast Expo Center in McAlester, Oklahoma (4500 W. Hwy 270). Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; the first session begins at 9:00 a.m. The event is scheduled to conclude at 4:30 p.m.
Symposium registration is free, but required, via the link at the bottom of this page. Registration closes June 1.
More about the Event
Agency and Tribal representatives will outline their Kiamichi River Watershed activities during ten-minute oral presentations, while researchers will share their progress in the area during a poster session to be held during the event. A key focus of the symposium, the round-table discussion session, will allow symposium attendees to work together to outline future research and extension needs for the area, ranked by importance collectively by the group. The information, to be made available online after the event, will provide direction for future research and extension efforts in the Kiamichi River Watershed.
In addition to supporting the research and extension efforts of this important watershed, the symposium aims to foster new, long-term collaborations and partnerships between academic researchers, state agencies, and Oklahoma Tribes that will enhance future research and programs.
Presentation Opportunity for Academic Researchers
Researchers who wish to share their work during the symposium’s poster session may register a poster during the online registration process; abstracts must be uploaded at the time of registration, along with poster titles.
Designated Conference Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites
711 S. George Nigh Expressway
McAlester, OK 74501
Call 1.918.302.3882 and ask for the “EPSCoR Program” rate ($89/night, June 14) or book your room online via this link.
(The special rate code will prepopulate for you in the online form as long as space is available, but you will have to insert your check-in/check-out dates of June 14/15.)
Hotel reservation deadline is June 1 or when maximum occupancy is reached.
Registration (Deadline: June 1)
Registration is free, but required, via the link below. The deadline to register is June 1.
Click here to access the registration form.
For more information, contact Emma Kuster, OK NSF EPSCoR program coordinator, at [email protected].