We have an excellent selection of keynote speakers to address the past, present, and future of algal endeavors, including Mike Guiry and Laura Rogers-Bennett. We also have a bevy of fantastic symposia, including Picophytoplankton in a Changing World (J. Jeffrey Morris), The Ecology of Macroalgal Blooms (the PSA Presidential Symposium, Tim Nelson), and Non-Aquatic (terrestrial, subaerial, etc.) Algae (Nicole Pietrasiak).
Our excellent education committee is planning several workshops, including, but not necessarily limited to, An Introduction to Metabarcoding Data Analysis (Emily Johnson) and Balancing Science Communication and Science: Achieving Effective Outreach Using Social Media (Susan von Thun). We will also have opportunities to explore the local region, with copious details to follow in the near future.
Registration and abstract submission (https://www.sgmeet.com/psa/psa2017/) will continue until April 3.
We have also obtained a block of rooms at a great rate (well, for California) that can be found here:
If we may be of any assistance or answer any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!