Aquaculture Canada 2018 Conference and Tradeshow / Conférence et salons professionnel

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THEME: Aquaculture Innovation for Sustainable Future/ L’innovation pour un développement aquacole durable

LOCATION AND DATES: Québec City May 27-30, 2018 / Ville de Québec 27 au 30 mai 2018, Hôtel Le Concorde Québec

CONTACT: Conference Manager – Gestionnaire de conférence
Joanne Burry
Email : jmburry@nl.rogers.com
Tel : 506-529-4766

Presenting Sponsor and Co-Host

Diamond Sponsors

 
Marine Harvest Canada
 

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

 
 

Donated Product

Sponsors are an integral part of the success of the Aquaculture Canada 2018 Conference and Tradeshow. Any support that you or your organization offers will greatly benefit the events in addition to providing advertising opportunities for your company. Your contribution will assist us with our task of organizing an exciting program, support our younger generation of upcoming aquaculturists and ensure that participants have an opportunity to exchange ideas and network in a comfortable setting.

For each level of sponsorship, you are entitled to the following:

PLATIMUM ($10,000+)
•    Sponsor recognition during the Opening Reception and Opening Session
•    Full page advertisement in the conference program booklet – Deadline: April 13th
•    Logo placement on event signage, in the conference program, and on the event websites and social media
•    Two complimentary registrations (not including BBQ or gala tickets) Value: $650
•    4 Gala Dinner tickets – Value: $300

DIAMOND ($5000+)
•    Sponsor recognition during the Opening Reception and Opening Session
•    Full page advertisement in the conference program booklet – Deadline: April 13th
•    Logo placement on event signage, in the conference program, and on the event websites and social media
•    One complimentary registration (not including BBQ or gala tickets) Value: $325 -375
•    2 Gala Dinner tickets – Value: $150

GOLD ($2500+)
•    Sponsor recognition during the Opening Reception and Opening Session
•    Half page advertisement in the conference program booklet – Deadline: April 13th
•    Logo placement on event signage, in the conference program, and on the event websites and social media

SILVER ($1000+)
•    Quarter page advertisement in the conference program booklet – Deadline: April 13th
•    Logo placement on event signage, in the conference program, and on the event websites and social media

STUDENT ENDOWMENT FUND ($1000+) (Travel, awards, scholarships)

•    Business card size ad in the conference program booklet – Deadline: April 13th
•    Logo placement on event signage, in the conference program, and on the event websites and social media

BRONZE ($500+)

•    Business card size ad in the conference program booklet – Deadline: April 13th
•    Logo placement on event signage, in the conference program, and on the event websites and social media

For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Joanne Burry, Conference Manager
email: jmburry@nl.rogers.com or phone: 506-529-4766

Download your sponsorship form here. An invoice and receipt will be forwarded once processed. Please return all completed forms and payments to:

Aquaculture Association of Canada
16 Lobster Lane, St Andrews, NB
E5B 3T6
Email: info@aquacultureassociation.ca

Sessions Being Planned (subject to change) /  Sessions prévues (sous réserve de modifications)

  1.  Genomics and Epi-Genetics in Aquaculture / Génomique et épi-génétique en aquaculture
  2. Aquatic Animal Health / Santé des animaux aquatiques
  3. Aquaculture Environmental Management / Gestion environnementale de l’aquaculture
  4. Seaweeds and Algae / Algues
  5. Fish Nutrition and Feeds / Alimentation et nutrition des poissons
  6. Integrated Pest Management / Gestion intégrée des pestes
  7. Marine and Freshwater Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture / Aquaponiques et aquaculture multi-trophique intégrée
  8. Aquaculture Public Perceptions /Perception publique de l’aquaculture
  9. Fish Physiology / Physiologie des poissons
  10. Landbased and RAS Aquaculture / Pisciculture en systèmes ouvertes et fermées
  11. Alternative Species Development (Urchins, Sea cucumbers, etc) / Développements des nouvelles espèces (oursins, concombres de mer, etc.)
  12. Research, Development and Innovations in Aquaculture / Recherche, développement, et l’innovation en aquaculture

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE MARCH 2nd, 2018

Contributed papers (oral or poster) are invited for presentation at Aquaculture Canada 2018. Any topic related to aquaculture will be considered.

All presenters are required to pay their own registration, accommodation and travel expenses.

Oral Presentations:
Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes, including a 3-minute question period. Presentations must be in PowerPoint® and only computers provided by the conference can be used. Due to time constraints not all papers submitted for oral presentation may be accepted; in such cases, presenters will be given the alternative option of poster presentation.

Poster Presentations:
Poster board dimensions will be 90 cm wide (horizontal) x 100 cm high (vertical). Posters outside of these dimensions may be removed if blocking other posters. Poster presenters will be required to be in attendance with their poster during a designated poster session (TIME TO BE DETERMINED).
Abstract Guidelines for Contributed Papers (any submission that does not comply with these guidelines will be returned to author and/or rejected):

1.    Title of Paper: Type the title in CAPITAL LETTERS in bold font style (scientific names should be upper/lower case and italicized). Leave a blank line.
2.    Author(s): Type the name(s) of the author(s) with initial only of given name(s) followed by surname. Place an asterisk (*) after the name of the person presenting the paper and underline name in the case of a student who wishes to be considered for best oral or poster presentations. Use superscript numbers to indicate affiliation. Leave a blank line.
3.    Affiliation/ Address: Following the appropriate superscript, type the author(s) address(es). Include company/institution, city, province/state, country (if not Canada) and postal/zip code. An email contact may be provided for the presenting author. Leave a blank line.
4.    Maximum Length: Limit is 200 words
5.    Spacing: Single spaced in one paragraph
6.    Fonts and Margins Use 12 pt Times Roman font and set left/right margins to 2.5 cm on letter-sized paper (left justification).
7.    Save in Microsoft Word format. Use your last name and initial as the file name (e.g. smith_a.doc).
8.    Abstracts are to be sent directly via email to Joanne Burry, jmburry@nl.rogers.com

SAMPLE ABSTRACT
A. Student*1 and B. Someone2
1Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development, Marine Institute of Memorial University, P.O. Box 4920, St. John’s, NL  A1C 5R3
2Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5K6
An informative abstract contains a statement of the problem, study objectives, principal findings, and main conclusions.

On behalf of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, we invite you to exhibit and participate in the Aquaculture Canada 2018 Conference and Tradeshow, taking place at the Hôtel Le Concorde Québec in Québec City, QC, from May 27 – 30, 2018.  Exhibiting at these events is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with the aquaculture industry and its support personnel.

All exhibitors are entitled to the following:

  • Two complimentary registrations (not including banquet or gala tickets) Value: $650
  • 8ft x 10ft space with a skirted table and 2 chairs and standard electrical supply
  • Display time from Sunday May 27th (set up 3-5 p.m.) to Wednesday May 30 (takedown by 12 noon)
  • Business profile (max. 200 words) and logo in the program booklet
  • Scheduled visits/networking breaks held in conjunction with the tradeshow
  • Free admittance to opening reception, keynote and plenary sessions, health breaks, and conference sessions
  • One piece of promotional material (will be laid out on table in the registration desk area, need minimum of 200 pieces)
  • All exhibitors with be named as a BRONZE SPONSOR and will have logo placement on event signage, in the conference program, and on the event websites and social media

Exhibition fees: $1300

Deadline to receive payment: May 18th, 2018

Download the Exhibitor Agreement, Exhibitor Registration, and Contract here. If you intend on exhibiting, please complete the Exhibitor’s Application and email, fax or mail the contract form to:

Aquaculture Association of Canada
16 Lobster Lane, St Andrews, NB
E5B 3T6
Email: info@aquacultureassociation.ca
Fax: 506-529-4609

For further information please contact Joanne Burry
email: jmburry@nl.rogers.com

Great Social events have been organized as part of the conference program that will enhance your experience of conference. Meet old friends and new acquaintances, and relax and enjoy yourself at Aquaculture Canada 2018.

President’s Reception

Everyone is welcome at the first official event of AC18. Come and enjoy this informal event that kicks off the conference.

Time and Date: May 27, 2018, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. (time subject to change)
Location: Hôtel le Concorde Québec
Cost: Complimentary for all Delegates

Dr. Joe Brown BBQ and Auction

The Dr. Joe Brown BBQ and Auction is a popular annual event in its own right, and raises funds for the AAC Student Endowment Fund. This is an important source of funds for student travel awards as well as the AAC Scholarship Program. The evening will be filled with good food and drink.

Time and Date: Monday May 28, 2018
Location: TBD
Cost: $40

Poster Session

A designated poster session will be held so that all delegates have the opportunity to view poster presentations and talk to the presenters. There will be a cash bar

Time and Date: TBD
Location: Hôtel le Concorde Québec
Cost: Complimentary to all Delegates

The Gala Dinner

The AC18 Gala is not to be missed as the final social event of the conference. Take one last chance to enjoy a sumptuous meal with friends and colleagues. The evening will include presentation of the AAC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Time and Date: May 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Cocktails at 7:00 p.m.) (time subject to change)
Location: Hôtel le Concorde Québec
Cost:  $75

Aquaculture Canada 2018 Conference is a great opportunity for students to network with industry, government and academia. Take the centre stage and present your exciting research project. Join in the social events and meet the key industry players. Networking is an exhilarating path to future opportunities.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

Get involved! Have fun!
Become a volunteer!
Volunteers are needed for registration, audio visual and silent auction.

For more information, contact:

Bruno Gianasi, Chair, AAC Student Affairs Committee
E-mail: brunolg@mun.ca

Joanne Burry, AC18 Conference Manager
E-mail: jmburry@nl.rogers.com

STUDENT AWARDS

Students are an integral part of the annual meetings of the AAC and several sessions are devoted to student activities. For the past 30 years the AAC has provided assistance for students to attend the annual conference and has organized a competition for student presentations, both oral and poster. This year is no different!

Each year AAC awards up to three different types of Student Awards

1) Best student presentation (oral and poster)
2) Student scholarship
3) Student travel awards

This year we are instituting a new award for Best Proceedings contribution by a student. It will come with a monetary award after the papers are submitted for adjudication.

For a complete listing of all eligibility criteria and application requirements for the Student Awards please visit  http://www.aquacultureassociation.ca/awards

Applications should be sent to:
Matthew Liutkus, Chair, AAC Awards Committee
E-mail: aacawards@gmail.com
Applications must be received before March 16th , 2018.

Delegates must make their own hotel reservations.
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at special conference rates for the AC 2018 at Hôtel le Concorde Québec and will be held until April 26th , 2018 ONLY to qualify for the group rate.

 

The rooms booked for the event have a King bed or two double bed and all are having a nice view on the St-Lawrence River. However, for late bookings, this type of rooms may not be available anymore. So we invite you to book as soon as possible. The special rate is $ 149.00 + taxes.

Please note that the parking is not included in this price. For more information, please contact the reservations service at 1-800-463-5256.

Please follow these steps to book online your room:

1- Click on this link : http://search.iqrez.com/reservations/HotelConcordeQuebec/choose-accommodation/

2- Select the arrival date. The reservations are going to be possible starting on May 22nd, 2018. If you intend to arrive before this date, please contact the reservations service at 1-800-463-5256

3- Select the departure date. The block is open until June 2nd, 2018. If you intend to stay after this date, please contact the reservations service at 1-800-463-5256

4- Select the number of rooms you would like to book and select the number of adults and children who will share the room.

5- In the Case Group Code, enter 3297. The price is for the whole stay.

6- Click on BOOK .

7- Follow the steps to complete your reservation and give your credit card information for guarantee.

Additional information

Ticket Type

AAC Member – Organization, Individual, Retired, AANS Member, WAS Member, Non Member, AAC Member – Student, Non Member – Student

Event Details

Date: May 27, 2018

Venue: Hôtel Le Concorde Québec

Coordinates: 46.805453,-71.2195367

Phone: 506-529-4766

Email: info@aquacultureassociation.ca