July 7-9, 2017

2017 Mothapalooza Agenda (Preliminary, Subject to Change)

Friday, July 7th, 2017

01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Pre-Conference Field Trips (must have pre-registered). **Some trips may meet at the trip site - we will send out all of the details when we confirm your registration**

05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Conference Registration at Lodge in Lobby

Note: A Friday evening meal is not included in the cost of the conference. However, to ease potential congestion, the Lodge will offer a special buffet meal from 5:00 - 7:30 PM in the restaurant. This will allow conference participants to get in and out of dinner quickly. If you wish to partake in this meal, please call the lodge in advance and make dinner reservations. You can reach them at 740.858.6621.

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Welcome Activities - See Sidebar on this page for details

06:30 PM - 07:15 PM
“Mothology 101” - Mothing Introduction and Refresher by Mike Gilligan - Shawnee Lodge Ballroom
“The Flora and Fauna of Shawnee” - Meet guides in front of lodge

07:45 PM - 08:00 PM Shawnee Lodge Ballroom
Welcome by Jim McCormac of the Ohio Division of Wildlife

08:00 PM - 08:20 PM Sam Jaffe presentation on this year's Conference Moth - The Red-Fringed Emerald

08:20 PM - 09:20 PM
Keynote: Eric Metzler - "The Perils & Pitfalls of Moth ID"

09:20 PM - 09:30 PM
Instructions for mothing, announcements - Jim McCormac, Elisabeth Rothschild, Judy Ganance

09:45 PM - 02:00 AM

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

07:30 AM
Bird Walk around lodge led by Jason Larson. Coffee will be available in the lobby at 7:00 AM.

Note: Due to the nocturnal nature of the conference, there is no scheduled Saturday breakfast. The lodge restaurant is offering a breakfast buffet for our participants from 8:00 - 9:30 AM for those wishing to partake. However please contact the Lodge in advance at 740.858.6621 to make reservations so they know how many guests to expect.

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Daytime Field trips as chosen during registration with Picnic Lunches. Limited water will be available; please bring a full water bottle with you.

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Workshop breakout sessions - See Registration desk for Room Assignments

05:30 - 07:30 PM
Chili, potato and salad Buffet on the deck! We will have two seatings; one at 5:30 and one at 6:30, to ease congestion. Sign up sheets for your preferred seating will be in the lobby. Just be sure to be done eating by 7:30 so you can get dessert in the lobby!

07:30 - 8:00 PM
Dessert served in the Lobby - Silent Auction Results Announced; Vendor Areas Open!

08:00 - 08:20 PM Shawnee Lodge Ballroom

08:20 - 09:20 PM
Keynote: Douglas Tallamy - Making Insects: A guide to restoring the little things that run the world

09:45 PM - 02:00 AM

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

07:00 AM - Coffee Available in the Lobby

08:30 AM - 10:30 AM Shawnee Lodge Ballroom
Full buffet breakfast

09:30 AM - Closing Remarks and ID Session: Jim McCormac and Candice Talbot
Join us as we share photos from the conference. We will look at the spectacular moths seen, rare flora and fauna from the field trips, and general views from the conference. Tricky ID’s will be covered. Experts will help solve identification mysteries, and provide tips for identifying moths. We’ll sprinkle more common species throughout, as a refresher for everyone. There may even be some caterpillars involved.

Photos will be reviewed on the giant screen in the Ballroom while we sip coffee and relax, and it should be a great way to cap another Mothapalooza.

10:30 AM
Conference Wrap-Up

2017 Friday Welcome Activities