2015 Annual Gypsy Moth Review Information
- Hotel and Travel Information (You need to make reservations before SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 to get the AGMR rate, so reserve today!)
Thank you to our sponsors! Without their contributions the Annual Gypsy Moth Review would not be possible!
Al's Aerial Spraying
Sylvar Technologies, Inc.
The National Gypsy Moth Management Board invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Gypsy Moth Review to be held in Louisville, Kentucky! The conference will be from Tuesday, November 4th through Thursday, November 6th at The Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.
The Review provides Agency Updates, Gypsy Moth Research, Aerial Spray Updates and Information, Pesticide Updates and Information, and Regulatory Updates. This year’s meeting will also highlight a European perspective of gypsy moth management with emphasis in the Balkan region, where the gypsy moth continues to be a serious pest.
We will also have the ever popular state reports, where each state and province gets a few minutes to showcase their activities and approach to gypsy moth management (a lot of knowledge is gained from these reports!). This year’s Review will also have a session on non-gypsy moth invasives such as the emerald ash borer, thousand cankers disease, Asian longhorned beetle, spotted wing drosophila and the brown marmorated stink bug. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Luke Dodd of Eastern Kentucky University, who will give a presentation on bats and forest insects, and how white nose syndrome may indirectly affect forest defoliators and other insects.
Plan to join us in the evenings for a relaxed visit at our hospitality suite, an evening dinner and awards banquet, and a tour of the nearby Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. This way we can really get to know each other and as you know this is where some real business gets done!
We encourage you, your co-workers, your supervisors, staff, and anyone else you think would benefit from this Review to attend (forward them this email!). I have attached a DRAFT agenda for you but you can find this, hotel reservation information, meeting registration information, and more at our National Gypsy Moth Management Board website, and if you are on Facebook, you can LIKE us on Facebook for updates. If you are not on Facebook we offer RSS feeds that can come to your email!
For hotel reservations; you can go online to reserve your room (before October 4th). If you call: dial 1-800-843-4258 and use the code “GMR14”. You should receive the prevailing federal government rate (currently $109 + taxes/night).
Registration rates for the meeting is as follows:
$200 per person; before October 1, 2014
$245 per person; on or after October 1, 2014
$100 per person; student registration (valid ID required)
$85 per person; one day registration
$140 per person; two day registration
Go to the registration information page on our website and read the instructions. After reading the instructions, just click the link that says “For Online Registration and payment by credit card, please click here”. The preferred method of payment is via credit card (no service fee for using a credit card this year!) but we can accept checks. If you have any questions please email me or give me a call; my contact information is below. I can walk you through!
Carl Harper, NGMMB Vice Chair and the 2014 Host
The program committee has a draft agenda ready for you to view! Also, the ability to pay via credit card has been set up! All of this and more about the upcoming Annual Gypsy Moth Review to be held in Louisville, KY can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/ngmmbsite/AGMRHome
Nancy has posted an update to the upcoming AGMR 2013 meeting in Evanston, IL (Chicago area). Go to https://sites.google.com/site/ngmmbsite/AGMRHome and click the AGMR September 2013 Flyer link.
Hope you have made your reservations and sent in your registration for the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!
Nancy has updated the 2013 brochure for review. Make plans to attend the AGMR in Illinois this year!
We would like to invite you to our annual meeting coming up the week of November 4th, 2013 hosted by the state of Illinois. The local arrangements committee is working hard and wants you to come and enjoy the meeting and the sights! There is a YouTube Channel dedicated to AGMR 2013 and information about the location is already coming in. Please make arrangements now to attend this fall! More to come so check back soon!
We want to thank you for joining us at the 2012 AGMR in Portland, OR. Please mark your calendars for the week of November 4th, 2013 (tentatively) for the 2013 AGMR in Illinois. It will likely be in or around the Chicago area. Please let others know about this and if you have ideas for the Program Committee please feel free to email us and it will get passed on to the committee. Also let folks know about this RSS feed. They can join by going to our website: https://sites.google.com/site/ngmmbsite/AGMRHome
We plan to have the 2012 AGMR streamed online. You can visit the AGMR Webinar Information link for more information about the webinar.
At this time, the FormStack and PayPal issue has been resolved so that there should not be any issues with registering for the upcoming 2012 AGMR in Portland, OR. It was giving troubles to those registering from outside the US.
Please Note: We recognize the oversight on our online forms that keep our Canadian colleagues from currently using the online registration. We are working with Form Stack and Paypal to resolve the issues. We are told that it will take a few days to get the bugs worked out. Look for it to be resolved sometime next week (that's what we have been told). Sorry for the inconvenience.
The welcome flyer and agenda have been incorporated into one document. Also, this document now has links put in for more detailed information that the flyer is referring to. Enjoy!