17th Annual Meeting
American Ecological Engineering Society
May 23-25, 2017
Please mark your calendars for the 17th Annual American Ecological Engineering Society meeting to be held in Athens, Georgia at the downtown Classic Center May 23-25, 2017. Some specifics follow for your planning needs are below, with more details coming soon.
Call for abstracts: the first call for abstracts will take place in early December, and we anticipate an online submission deadline in early to mid-February with notification of abstract acceptance in March.
Agenda: The conference will follow the typical AEES meeting format with a Tuesday morning plenary, and with concurrent sessions Tuesday afternoon, Wed. morning, and Thursday morning. The evening social will be on Tues. night at Terrapin Brewery. The poster reception will be Wednesday PM. The business meeting will be held during the Thursday luncheon. Field trips - to be announced later - will include a trip to the beautiful GA coast.
Concurrent sessions: Presentation topics will include Ecological Design Case Studies, Ecological Restoration, Ecosystem Services Definition and Valuation, Low Impact Development, Emergy, Renewable Energy, Wetland Design and Restoration, Stream Restoration, Phytoremediation, and Ecological Engineering Education and Curriculum Development, among others.
Lodging: We will announce room blocks at multiple hotels in Downtown Athens very soon. This will include an option to stay at the new Hyatt opening this spring and adjoining the Classic Center.
Air travel: The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is approximately 1.5 hours from Athens. Shuttle service to the conference venue will be provided by Groome Transportation: http://athens.groometransportation.com/
Registration: The planning committee is working on the budget to determine registration fees, but you can expect that the amount will be on par with past AEES meetings. As per usual, there will be a significant discount for students and also for early birds. Online registration will open soon.
Student travel awards: We will again offer Student Travel awards. Recipients will be expected to present and participate in the student design competition, and also asked to assist with registration and duties at the conference. Details to follow soon.
We are certainly looking forward to seeing you at AEES next year in Athens!!