2013 Mid-Atlantic Malacologists (MAM) Meeting
March 16, 2013
The 15th meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Malacologists (MAM) will occur Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH) in Wilmington, Delaware. This one-day gathering is designed to facilitate contact among professional, amateur, and student malacologists who are interested in any aspect of molluscan biology. There are no dues, officers, abstracts, or publications. Meeting and parking are free of charge. Participants are encouraged to present and discuss data, compare notes on methods and problems, and catch up with colleagues and friends. Presentations (15 minutes max.) are very informal and cover topics as diverse as current research, trip reports, and collection issues.
Museum doors open at 9:00 am and coffee and refreshments are available as we assemble. Talks start around 9:30-10 am and go until around 4:30-5 pm, with a one hour break for lunch. Participants can bring their own lunch and eat at the Museum, or choose from a variety of local sandwich shops. There is no food available on-site (unless you count a vending machine).
Interested participants should make arrangements with Leslie Skibinski, Mollusk Collection Manager (email@example.com), if specimens or books need to be pulled in advance.
An array of AV equipment is available (projector & laptop for PowerPoint, 35 mm slide projector & an overhead projector). There is also some wall space for posters and table space for reprints and announcements. Please feel free to bring show and tell items – new books, old reprints, announcements, etc.
Planning your visit:
The Museum is located on Rte. 52 (Kennett Pike), due north of Wilmington, DE and across the street from Winterthur. There is plenty of free parking on-site, but unfortunately the Museum is not easily accessible via public transportation.
If you need hotel accommodations, contact Liz to discuss options in the area. In the past we have been able to secure a room or two at Winterthur’s visiting scholar’s residence.
For additional information or to confirm you will attend or give a talk, please contact Liz Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 658 -9111, ext 319.