At the 1997 meetings in Seattle, it was decided that the Environmental Quality Committee (now the Conservation Committee) would develop recommendations to minimize the environmental impact of the Society’s activities. The committee has developed a list of possible actions relating to the annual meeting that can be implemented with minimal inconvenience to the organizing committee and to the membership at large. Many of these suggested actions are dependent on a decision by the Society as to whether and how much members are willing to trade off convenience for cost in the process of reducing environmental impacts (fortunately, many proposed actions are actually money-savers). Our objective in these “greening” efforts is to fulfill the general mission of the annual meeting in the most efficient, environmentally sound, and economic manner possible. For additional information about the ASIH Conservation Committee, contact Frank McCormick.
The following measures have been implemented for the 2016 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists:
Casual dress is appropriate throughout the meeting. For comfort in the air-conditioned meeting rooms, a light jacket or sweater is suggested. Some suggested items that will be helpful in making your stay pleasant include an umbrella, comfortable walking shoes, and several extra changes of clothing.
Internet access will be provided to all JMIH attendees in the guest rooms of the New Orleans Marriott.
Morning and afternoon beverage breaks will be served with the exhibitors in the Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms of the New Orleans Marriott. A cash bar will be available during poster sessions, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday, 8 July and Saturday, 9 July. Lunch is on your own each day. A variety of restaurants are available within walking distance of the hotel.