Click here to view the conference program [pdf].

Click here to see who is attending the conference.

Click here to view the floorplan of the USGS, the conference venue. Note: sessions are held in the Dallas L. Peck Memorial Auditorium. Please plan to proceed via the Security Checkpoint at the Visitor’s Entrance; a valid photo identification is required upon entrance. All laptops must be signed in and signed out; serial numbers will be requested.

Note: Chapman Conference attendees may be photographed for archival and marketing purposes. No photography or videography will be permitted during scientific sessions.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Poster sessions are active on Wednesday, 14 November, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Reston Hotel. Poster presenters should have posters formatted not more than 4 feet by 4 feet (48 inches by 48 inches) to allow two (2) presenters per side of a 4-feet-high by 8-feet-wide posterboard.


Conference events will include:

Tuesday, 13 November
Jug Bay Natural Area, Patuxent River Park
Patuxent River Park
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Thursday, 15 November
Conference Banquet
Frying Pan Farm Park
Reston, Virginia