Meeting Registration

*IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*

Due to the recent trends in case numbers and hospitalizations associated with the Omicron Covid-19 variant, and out of an abundance of caution, the Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 2022 SERSTM to a later date (date still to be determined) 

This difficult decision was made carefully and thoughtfully, in response to rising concerns from both the SERSTN organization as well as our prospective meeting attendees and with the safety of our attendees at the forefront of our minds.

Details will be forthcoming in regards to programming and payments associated with the meeting. We look forward to convening our community for SERSTM at a later date.

 

 

The Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Network (SERSTN) values your participation in the 6th Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting and we want to ensure that you receive maximum return for your registration fee.  We have contracted with the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL, to meet your accommodation needs. By booking at this property, you will be entitled to the discounted registration fee noted below.  Since we are under contract with the hotel, we must meet the contracted room block.  By booking at this property you will be supporting SERSTN and our ability to continue to provide a top-quality meeting for years to come.  We look forward to seeing you in Alabama in February!

Sincerely,

SERSTN Board of Directors

Registration is CLOSED! The meeting is POSTPONED!

Want to submit an Abstract? Once you are registered you will have access to the Abstract Submission System by logging into the SERSTN website.

On-line registration will close at midnight on January 14, 2022. An Early Nester registration discount will apply to all registrations submitted prior to December 1st, 2021. (EARLY NESTER REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)  To qualify for the special Hotel Rate, you must book your hotel room and register by January 14, 2022 using the SERSTM room block. For registrations following the January 14th online registration deadline, on-site registration will be available starting January 31, 2022 for both Regular and Daily rates.

Questions about registration? Email registrar@serstn.org.

NOTE:  In addition, SERSTN reserves the right to amend the applicable distance to qualify for the Local Resident Rate depending on the location of the meeting.

Accommodation Registration Type
Early Nester Rates
(By December 1, 2021)
Regular Rates
(After December 1st, 2021)
Meeting Hotel Student $125.00 $175.00
Regular $250.00 $300.00
Non-Meeting Hotel Student $200.00 $250.00
Regular $375.00 $425.00
Local Resident* $150.00 $200.00
Daily** $175.00 $225.00
Additional Social Event Tickets Welcome Social $20.00 $20.00
Farewell Social $40.00 $40.00

Full Registration includes:
-Admission to Welcome and Farewell Socials
-Admission to Workshops, Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations All Week
-Entry to Silent Auction and Exhibitor Rooms
-Free Refreshments During Breaks
-Name Badge and Registration Gifts

*Local Resident Qualification:
-Must register using an address within 50 miles of Orange Beach, AL

**Single Day Registration includes:
-Admission to Workshops, Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations for the Chosen Day
-Entry to Silent Auction and Exhibitor Rooms
-Free Refreshments During Breaks
-Name Badge
Admission to Welcome and Farewell Socials Must Be Purchased Separately

Social Events: Full Registration includes admission to both the Opening ($20) and Farewell Socials ($40). Additional Social Event admission tickets for guests or daily meeting registrants will be available (Cash Only) on-site at the Registration Desk or online prior to the January 14th online deadline.

Payment Options: Online registrations should be made using a debit or credit card. If your registration or social event tickets need to be paid with a check or money order, please make payable to, SERSTN and send to the following address:

SERSTN c/o Meghan Koperski
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
19100 SE Federal Highway
Tequesta, FL 33469

Questions???: Contact the Registrar by emailing registrar@serstn.org with any questions regarding either online or on-site registration, or for any changes to existing registrations.

Cancellation Policy

In consideration of the current COVID conditions, the cancellation deadline has been extended until midnight (EST) on January 18, 2022. Please note: A 10% fee will be charged against all cancellations to cover processing costs.

Meeting T-shirts

T-shirts will be available for purchase during registration. Shirts are available in men’s, women’s, and moisture wicking styles in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL. In order to ensure that you get the style and size of your choice, please purchase your t-shirt at the time of registration. We will have a limited supply for sale on-site. The deadline for online T-shirt order is January 7, 2022. T-shirts may be purchased during the registration process or separately by using this form.

Volunteers

Meeting volunteers help make every meeting run smoothly so participants may have a memorable and educational experience. We are currently looking for volunteers to fill a number of positions. Some positions may allow you to network with meeting participants while others may provide a behind-the-scenes look of making a great meeting for all. Check out the Volunteer opportunities. If you are interested, please indicate your interest during registration or contact our Volunteer Coordinators at volunteer@serstn.org.

Covid-19 Safety

As the SERSTM approaches, the Planning Committee and Board of Directors are closely monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and are following all CDC guidelines in our decision-making. SERSTM’s Covid-19 Policy will be updated as needed.