Special Events

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Opening Ceremonies & Plenary Session

Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Gold Medal Award Address
  • Plenary Session

Graduate Student Showcase
The Graduate Student Showcase will accept submissions starting in March 2015. Graduate students are invited to present their research at the 2015 Graduate Student Showcase (GSS). The purpose of the GSS is to provide a high profile opportunity for graduate students near the completion of their degrees to present a more in depth overview of their thesis research. More information on the GSS is available at GSS; please contact gsscommittee@gmail.com directly for application. The deadline for submission to the GSS is August 1st, 2015.

Welcome Reception
Sunday Nov. 8th, 7-10pm; Eat, drink and mingle with friends new and old at the ESC-SEQ JAM Opening Reception at the Montréal Insectarium. Entomophagous appetizers will be served. Extra tickets for guests are available for purchase on the registration page.

Student Mixer
Monday Nov. 9th, Room TBD 7-10pm. During the student mixer, students will be invited to participate to the Linnean games.

Lunch & Learn
Tuesday Nov 10th. This year, there will be a Lunch & Learn session for students sponsored by Cambridge University Press on what "publishers look for in a paper". The goal of this lunch workshop is to provide students with a better understanding of what is expected in a paper by publishers and editors. The workshop will consist of a panel of experts from industry and academia that will answer questions from the students and engage in an informal discussion. Limit of 60 participants.

ESC-SEQ Banquet Dinner, Student Awards, & Entertainment
Tuesday Nov. 10th, 6-11pm. Our banquet will be the social highlight of the meeting. Student prizes will be awarded, and there will be unique Québec Style entertainment - be prepared to dance!

Remember to Donate and Purchase Items at the Students’ Silent Auction
The Student Affairs Committee is organizing a Silent Auction to be held during JAM 2015. All funds raised through the Silent Auction are donated to the ESC Student Scholarships and Awards fund. If you or someone you know is cleaning out the office and looking to get rid of entomology related books or other items (trinkets, artwork, jewellery, field gear, t-shirts, etc.), the Silent Auction would love to have them. Please bring them along with you to the meeting and drop them off at the Silent Auction tables (near the Registration Desk). For large or heavier items, or if you would like to ship your donations in advance (please note, shipping charges will not be reimbursed), please contact Sarah Loboda (sarah.loboda@gmail.com)

The Silent Auction is a great opportunity to find out-of-print books and items at excellent prices while showing your support for student members of the ESC. Be sure to come by and browse the Silent Auction tables - you may find a first edition of “Origin of Species”.