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DMNS hosts 25th High Country Lepidopterists Meeting

Posted 9/9/2014 12:09 AM by Frank Krell | Comments
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On behalf of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, David Bettman, Chris Grinter, and Frank Krell, we are pleased to invite you to the 25th Annual Meeting of the High Country Lepidopterists on November 7 and 8. The meeting will be held in the Ludlow-Griffith Zoology Workshop of our brand new Rocky Mountain Science Collections Center (RMSCC), located on the south side of the building on the second basement level, which provides a state-of-the-art preservation and work space for our collections. DMNS offers ample free parking with both a surface parking lot and a two-story parking garage on the north side of the building. Parking spaces for those with disabilities are available close to the Museum's main entrance. For directions, click here. Signage will guide your way to the meeting once inside the Museum. Hotel information is available upon request. A copy of the program will become available closer to November 7.

This year’s meeting will begin Friday evening at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner at the home of Frank Krell, curator of entomology at DMNS. On Saturday, the meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The morning will consist of contributed talks and a tour of the new facility, followed by lunch. The collection can be visited during breaks and over lunch (while food and drinks will be provided over breaks and for lunch, no food or drinks will be allowed in the collections). The afternoon will continue with contributed talks, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

The registration form is here. If you would like to present a talk, please fill out the “Contributed Talks” section of the form and be sure to include a title and abstract for your presentation. Titles and abstracts should be received by Tuesday, October 7. This date is earlier than usual since we will be publishing the abstracts as part of the 25th Annual Meeting commemorative volume in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Reports (free color PDF online; printed black and white hardcopy included in the registration fee). Please keep talk abstracts to around 100 words, though we won’t be too picky if you need to use more. Abstracts may be illustrated, if desired. As this is the 25th anniversary meeting, we also encourage prior attendees to consider writing up your favorite impressions/memories from past meetings. We hope to include these in the 25th Annual Meeting commemorative volume. The commemorative volume will include as much information as we can on past meetings, so if you have materials/photos from old meetings that you'd be willing to share, please let us know, and thank you to those of you who have already done so!

Update November 6: For several reasons, we ended up without historical material or memories in the meeting volume, but here it is. Check out the abstracts and a paper on the Entomology Collection's move.



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