Dear AERC Members, 
The AERC Board of Directors has developed some exciting activities for members that will be available during this fall’s annual events in Washington DC that I would like to bring you up to date on. This year’s events will take place on the 3rd and 4th of October. Please mark these dates on your calendar. I very much hope you will be able to join us. We would also like to thank you for paying your 2017 AERC dues. 
As has been the case in past years, the annual AERC meeting in Washington DC will be a two-day event, encompassing not only the AERC annual business meeting, but also a workshop on how to communicate with staffers and the media provided by staff from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and a congressional briefing sponsored by AERC.  Your annual dues pay for these activities and thus they are provided free to you; we encourage you to attend the meeting and events in support of ecosystem research.  This is an especially great opportunity for senior graduate students, post-docs and early-career faculty to get training on communicating science and exposure to congressional staffers, etc.
The congressional briefing this year will be on the topic of The Role of Ecosystem Science in Securing Freshwater Security and will feature four exceptional speakers: 
  • Dr. Margaret Palmer from the University of Maryland
  • Dr. Cliff Dahm from the University of New Mexico
  • Dr. Steve Davis from The Everglades Foundation
  • Dr. Siobhan Fennessy from Kenyon College  
I hope that you will accept our invitation to attend the annual meeting and associated activities this October. We greatly appreciate your membership in AERC and your support for ecosystem research. For more details on the meeting and to register for the event, please visit our RSVP link and use the password AERCAnnualMeeting2018.

The AERC website will be updated to include information about hotel accommodations and additional meeting details in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
We look forward to seeing you there.


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