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132nd Annual Academy Meeting

Saturday, March 25, 2017

 J. W. Marriott, downtown Indianapolis 

ABSTRACT and POSTER PRESENTIONS REVIEW - Please check your abstract HERE for any editing corrections and send corrections only to Delores Brown at by Monday, February 27th.

Meeting pre-registration continues until March 9th  Click here to REGISTER 

Early Registration (by March 9, 2017) is $70.00 for members, $45.00 for student members, $140.00 for non-members.  After March 9, 2017, Registration is $140.00 for anyone.

Get Information HERE about Parking, Lodging (updated Friday, 2/17), and Other Info about the Annual Meeting

Presentation Guidelines HERE

Luncheon Speaker -- Dr. Robert Shumaker, Vice President of Conservation & Life Sciences, Indianapolis Zoo. Dr. Shumaker is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in primate behavior.  Click here to read more about Dr. Shumaker's work. Watch this wonderful video of Dr. Shumaker working with Azy, one of the zoo's star primates. 

NEW to the meeting -- Biodiversity Symposium

A symposium on the biodiversity of Indiana and Illinois will be held on the Friday afternoon (the 24th, 1:00 - 5:30 p..) before Saturday’s 132nd Annual IAS Meeting.  This symposium will comprise 12 20-minute presentations of our current knowledge of different groups of organisms (vascular plants, lichens, bryophytes, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, worms, crustaceans, insects, spiders, and fungi) and how to make this information available in useful ways to scientists, teachers, students, and the general public.  This symposium is open to everyone attending the IAS Annual Meeting, but when you register for the meeting, you should indicate if you will also attend the symposium (yes or no checkbox on the registration form), so that we can plan for the anticipated audience.  There is no additional charge for this event.
Read more about the symposium and the list of speakers.

The Annual Academy Meeting brings together scientists from industry and academia, science educators, and science graduate and undergraduate students from Indiana and the Midwest, to share some of this country’s latest developments in scientific research and science education.

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BioBlitz 2017 - White River Woods in Delaware County and McVey Memorial Forest in Randolph County, June 10 and 11.  Read here for more info and to sign up.

Manuscripts invited for the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science.  View instructions here

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The Indiana Academy of Science is a professional membership organization of Indiana scientists.  Founded in 1885, it is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting scientific research and diffusing scientific information; to encouraging communication and cooperation among scientists and to improving education in the sciences.