John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
July 24 - 30, 2016
Please join us in Cleveland at John Carroll University for the annual meeting of the Phycological Society of America
Follow the links below for more information:
Registration is now available:
Among the many planned events are:
- Plenary talks and symposia on Great Lakes algal issues, microbial biogeography, monitoring of aquatic habitats, and other hot phyco-topics
- Field trips to intriguing freshwater habitats
- Workshops on diatom systematics and taxonomy, issues relating to sequencing and Genbank, on-line phylogenetics, and publishing in the Journal of Phycology
- The night-life, food, and milieu of the Rock and Roll City, one of the hippest cities on the Great Lakes!
2016 Annual PSA Meeting Schedule
Final program (pdf) (updated July 21, 2016) - bound copies will be provided at the meeting.
Poster size is 36 inches wide x 44 inches tall (if you have printed and yours is larger, please contact Jeff Johansen, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contributed talks are 15 minute blocks, 12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions.
Saturday, July 23
PSA Board of Trustees Meeting (4:00 - 6:00 pm)
Sunday, July 24
Executive Committee Meeting (9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Workshops & Field Trip
Opening Reception (6:00-9:00 pm)
Ceremony in memory of Norma Lang
Monday, July 25
Morning Plenary Lecture: John Smol, Queen's University - Algae in the Anthropocene: Studying human impacts using lake sediments.
Algae as Art Workshop - free & open to the public (3:15-4:15 pm)
Poster session I (5:00-7:00 pm)
Exciting Auction (7:00-9:00 pm)
Tuesday, July 26
Morning Plenary Lecture: Martin Auer, Great Lakes Research Centre, Michigan Technological University - Great Lakes: Past and Future Change
PSA Presidential Symposium: Algae and The Great Lakes (Organized by Euan D. Reavie, CWE Associate Director, University of Minnesota)
Riveting PSA Business Meeting (4:00-5:30 pm)
Inaugural PSA Legacy Reception (7:30-8:30 pm) - hosted by the legendary Rick McCourt and the PSA Board of Trustees
Evening workshop (7:00 - 8:30 pm): How to publish in the Journal of Phycology (presented by Mike Graham and the dedicated Journal of Phycology editorial team)
Student Social (8:45 pm -???)
Wednesday, July 27
Morning Plenary Lecture: Pat Kociolek, University of Colorado, Boulder - Freshwater Diatom Biogeography: From 'Everything is Everywhere' to Phylogeography
Journal of Phycology editorial lunch (12:00 - 2:00 pm)
An Exploration of the World Class Cleveland Museum District (shuttle services provided gratis to Wade Oval, 5:30-9:00 pm)
Thursday, July 28
Plenary Address: An exciting mystery guest TBA
Poster Session II (3:00 - 4:30 pm)
Luxurious PSA Banquet and Award Ceremony (6:00 - 10:00 pm)
The Meeting Venue
The meeting will take place on the campus of John Carroll University in University Heights, a bedroom community suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. The center for the meeting will be Dolan Center for Science and Technology, which has a large auditorium, smaller meeting rooms, a large atrium for the reception and auction, and quiet seating areas for catching up with colleagues or initiating collaborations. Housing and meals will be available on campus. Parking is plentiful and free. The campus is close to direct public transportation to the airport. The campus is a 15 minute drive to Wade Oval, which features the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Further afield, Cleveland offers the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and numerous restaurants, local breweries, and live music venues.
There is sufficient housing on campus to house all participants. You have a choice of staying in standard double dorm room with two dormitory-style bathrooms per floor (Millor Hall = $45 per person/per night with double occupancy in the room), or a suite of two double rooms with a shared front seating area and shared bathroom (Bernet Hall = $60 per person/per night with double occupancy in the room), or a single room within a suite (Bernet Hall = $75 per person/per night). Prices include linens. Parking by the dorms and everywhere on campus is free. Housing is available for the entire time of the meeting, with the official program starting Sunday night the 24th and ending Friday afternoon, July 29th. Workshops and field trips are on Saturday before the meeting.
For couples, we recommend staying in a double occupancy room in Bernet Hall. If you wish to share the lobby and bathroom with another couple, those requests will be honored. For couples wishing to bring young children, there is no extra charge for the child/children if a bed is not required (the couple brings sleeping bags for the children). If a bed is needed, then the standard room rate applies to the child.
See below the next section for dorms.
There are a number of hotels within a 12 minute drive from campus, if that option is preferred. These include: Homewood Suites by Hilton ($170), Hotel Indigo Cleveland-Beachwood ($127), Double Tree by Hilton ($125), Embassy Suites ($172), Aloft Beachwood ($169), Extended Stay America ($76), Courtyard by Marriot ($142), Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott ($147), and Hampton Inn and Suites ($130). You will need transportation to and from the meeting venue if you elect to stay in a hotel.
Getting to Campus
The address of the university is 1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, Ohio 44118. If you are coming by car, you can use an online map to learn the best route from your location. Highway 271, Chagrin exit, is the closest freeway entrance to John Carroll. From there it is 12 minutes by car.
If you plan to fly, the closest airport is Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. It is about a 45 minute drive from campus, 50 minutes by train. If you elect public transportation from the airport, purchase an all-day pass ($5, validate it there) take the Red Line which leaves from the level below baggage claim in the airport. Get off at Tower City (the only underground stop after the airport), transfer to the Green Line, which you reach by going through the control area, and take the train to the Warrensville Stop. From there, it is a 20 minute walk to campus. For those for whom a 20 minute walk is difficult, contact the local host, Jeff Johansen, and arrangements will be made to pick you up from the RTA stop at Warrensville.