Annual Meeting Events

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We look forward to seeing you in Portland, OR for the 86th Annual Meeting!
 


Monday, March 16, 2020

“Early Bird Gets the Mosquito” Pre-Conference Workshop

8:00 am – 8:20 am: Sign-In

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Opening Remarks and Get-To-Know-You Icebreaker

9:00 am – 9:35 am: Malaria: History’s Indiscriminate Killer by Joseph Conlon

9:40 am – 10:20 am: Budgeting sessions (Split sessions – Please choose the session you’d like to attend)
Operational budgeting: Joel Buettner – Placer Mosquito and Vector Control
OR
Academic budgeting: Brian Byrd – Western Carolina University

10:20 am – 10:30 am: Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Part One: Business Etiquette

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch (free for registered attendees) and CV Critique Session

1:00 pm – 1:45pm Part Two: Business Etiquette Game

1:45 pm – 2:25 pm : Best Way to Work a Conference – Panel Discussion

2:25 pm – 2:30 pm: Closing Remarks

Location: Oregon Convention Center (Room: TBA)

Use the link below to register now. Registration is free, but required. Deadline: Feb 24, 2020.
https://forms.gle/HQkYcAAP8hVsqtCM6

 

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Young Professionals Symposium – Career Roundtable Discussions and Panel Discussion: “Celebrating 10 years of the YP group”

Discussion panel: “Celebrating 10 years of the AMCA Young Professionals Group: Finding your niche”

1:45                        Welcome and Introductions

2:00                        Panel discussion and Q&A

 

Discussion Panel:

Levy Sun, San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District

Emily Dugas, ADAPCO

Sydney Crawley, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Christopher Bibbs, Central Life Sciences

 

3:15 – 4:00             Break

 

Career Roundtable Discussions

4:00                        Overview of the Career Roundtables and introduction of experts

4:10                        Rotation # 1

4:30                        Rotation # 2

4:50                        Rotation # 3

5:10                        Rotation # 4

5:20                        Group Photo

5:30 -6:30               YP Social

 

Mosquito Control

Becky Heinig – Collier Mosquito Control District

Annie Belchik-Moser – Grant County Mosquito Control District

Patrick Prather – Municipal Mosquito

 

Public Relations and Education

Eric Jackson – Lee County Mosquito Control District

Carol Anne Hagele – San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District

 

Academia

Brian Byrd, Western Carolina University

Justin Harbison, Loyola University Chicago

 

Federal Service/Military

Daniel Kline, United States Department of Agriculture

John Paul Mutebi, Centers for Disease Control

Janet McAllister, Centers for Disease Control

Elizabeth Dykstra, US Navy

 

Industry

Peter DeChant, Valent BioSciences Corporation

Derek Drews, Clarke

 

 

 

 


2019 Meeting Events

Orlando Cover Photo


Monday, February 25, 2019

“Early Bird Gets the Mosquito” Pre-Conference Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.

8:00 am – 8:30 am: Check in

8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Morning Sessions

8:30 am: Welcome and Icebreaker

9:15 am: If mosquitoes are killed in a forest and no is around to see it, does it make a difference? The importance of public communication | Lee Cohnstaedt

9:50 am: Publishing Research: Negotiating the Submission, Cranky Editors and Officious Reviewers | Bill Walton

10:25 am: Panel: Public Relations and Public Perceptions in Vector Control | Mark Newberg, Peter Connelly, Randy Vaeth, Joe Conlon, Levy Sun, Chris Lesser

11:50 am: AMCA Committees introductions and overviews: how can YPs get involved? | Joe Conlon, Seth Britch, Isik Unlu, Angela Beehler, Michael Riles, Karl Malamud-Roam

12:10 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch & CV critiques
Lunch will be provided to registered attendees and all participating workshop experts. AMCA committee chairs will attend lunch to chat about their respective committees.

1:30 pm – 2:40 pm: Afternoon Sessions

1:30 pm: Building Your Personal Brand | Loren Cunnington

2:00 pm: Brand-building activity

2:30 pm: Closing remarks

Location: Caribe Royale Orlando | Boca Room


Tuesday, Feb 26th, 6:30-9pm

Paddlefish, 1670 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830 in Disney Springs
Young Professionals Dinner
(Sponsored by Terminix)


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Discussion Panel & Career Roundtables

Session #1: 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
YP Expert Symposium Panel Discussion:
Early, Mid, and Late Career Challenges: Questions you may be afraid to ask

Session #2: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
YP Expert Symposium Career Roundtables
RSVP recommended

Location: Grand Sierra C

Young Professionals Social (Sponsored by AMVAC)

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Sierra B

After the Symposium, all YPs and Experts are encouraged to relax and continue networking conversations.

Free drinks and hors d’oeuvres. By invitation only — YPs and Symposium Experts


Thursday, February 28, 2019

YP Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
(Sponsored by Central Life Sciences)
Details will be provided to YP volunteers separately throughout meeting.


Ongoing Fun

YP Mosquito-themed Art Auction
The Mosquito Art Auction will serve as a great way to showcase the artwork of our talented YP members. All proceeds from the auction will go to the YP group to help us better plan for upcoming meetings and events!

Young Professionals Promo Booth, Exhibit Hall Booth # 501
Learn about the group, hang out, compete for prizes, & get freebies.

 


Monday, February 26, 2018

“Early Bird Gets the Mosquito” Pre-Conference Workshop
(Sponsored by AMVAC Environmental Products)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED IN ADVANCE!!

Register Here: LINK

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.

8:00 am – 8:15 am: Early bird check in

8:20 am – 8:55 am: Excel workshop with Kim Hung (CVMVCD)

9:00 am – 9:20 am: Regular check in

9:20: Welcome and intro

9:30 am – 10:00 am: How to make a great presentation with Joe Conlon, AMCA technical advisor

10:05 am – 10:45 am: Group design activity

10:50 am – 11:50 am: Smart trap rotations with Meg Glancey (Johns Hopkins University), Joel Buettner (Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District), and Michael Weber (Biogents)

12:00 pm – 1:35 pm: Lunch (free for registered attendees)

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm: Drone flight demo with Leading Edge Associates

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Drones and other technology rotations with Leading Edge Associates

3:20 pm – 3:45 pm: Elevator pitch practice

3:50 pm: Closing remarks

Location: Chouteau Meeting Space

We need volunteers to help with registration. Show your interest HERE and we’ll be in touch!

Learn more about Microsoft Excel, how to make an amazing presentation, and new mosquito-trap technologies that are currently available or will be out on the market soon! Networking opportunities and tips will also be provided! Space is limited! Sign up soon!


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Young Professionals Dinner
(Sponsored by Terminix)
Ticket Required:
[LINK]. Once confirmed, stop by YP Booth #117 to pick up your ticket by 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Every attendee needs to redeem a ticket to enter. No walk-ins to the restaurant allowed.

Restaurant:

Cleaver & Cork

1333 Walnut Street

Kansas City, MO

Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Departing: 5:30p.m. as a group from Sheraton Kansas City hotel lobby (Expect 10 minute walk and 10 minute Kansas City Trolley Ride)


Wednesday, February 27, 2018

Career Roundtable Discussion Symposium

Session #1: 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Session #2: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Chicago Room

Take this opportunity to explore career paths, gain a better understanding of the field and meet new friends.

5 mosquito-control related fields represented: Federal service, Mosquito Control, Academia, and Industry

**New** “The Next Big One” Panel (Do you know how agencies react to various emergencies? Such as the next big disease outbreak?)

Young Professionals Social (Sponsored by AMVAC)

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Van Horn Room

After the Symposium, all YPs and Experts are invited to relax and continue networking in a casual, laid-back environment.

Free drinks and hors d’oeuvres. By invitation only — YPs and Symposium Experts


Ongoing

Silent Mosquito-themed Art Auction
The Mosquito Art Auction will serve as a great way to showcase the artwork of our talented YP members. There will be a silent auction during the next annual meeting where a lucky individual or group will be able to purchase and highlight your artwork! Even better, all the proceeds from the auction will go to the YP group to help us better plan for upcoming meetings and events! Some of the artwork that does not get auctioned may be used as prizes for the winners of our famous Promo Booth games in the Exhibit Hall.

If you want to contribute artwork: please use this sign-up form HERE

Young Professionals Promo Booth, Exhibit Hall Booth # 117
Learn about the group, compete for prizes, & get freebies.

If you want to become more involved with AMCA 2018, show your interest HERE and we’ll be in touch!

Download the Event Schedule HERE.