NASBR 2018 - Puerto Vallarta, MX

Hosts: Jorge Ortega & Rodrigo A. Medellin
Dates: October 24-27, 2018

Venue: The Westin Resort and Spa

The 48th Annual North American Symposium on Bat Research will be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 24-27 October, 2018, at the Westin Resort & Spa.  The hotel provides a beachfront escape, yet is only 15 minutes away from downtown.  There are a multitude of things to do in Puerto Vallarta, appealing to visitors of every age.  Stroll the sculpture-lined, oceanfront malecón (promenade), spend the day whale watching in the Pacific Ocean’s Banderas Bay, or simply relax on the most beautiful beaches in Mexico.  There are several pre-conference tours, organized by Ecotours Vallarta.  We will also offer a pre-conference workshop, focused on the specifics of using acoustic detection methods to study bats.  NASBR participants will also have the opportunity to net for bats on Thursday and Friday nights.  We will have a 6K run open to all NASBR participants to support the Spallanzani Fund Raiser.  Finally, we would like to create a bat mural of photos from researchers to celebrate Bat Week, 2018.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Date Deadline
 Aug. 27 Last day to register with early rate
 Last day to submit an abstract
 Sep. 21 Last day to avail of hotel conference rates
 Last day to sign up for tours & workshops 
 Sep. 26
 Program and Abstracts available online
 Last day to order t-shirts, shot glasses
 Oct. 8
 Last day to purchase banquet tickets
 Last day to sign up for conference activities
 Oct. 23/24
 Pre-conference Tours Start
 Oct. 24
 Registration Opens (3:00 pm)
 Welcome Reception (6:30 pm)
 Oct. 25 Conference sessions start
 Student Social
 Oct. 27
 Conference Ends

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