PICES 2013 Annual Meeting
Communicating forecasts, uncertainty and consequences of
ecosystem change
October 11–20, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Social Events

Welcome Reception (Oct. 14, 18:15-20:30)

The Welcome Reception for all participants and registered guests will be held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in the Mount Benson Ballroom.

Sport Event (Oct. 15, 18:00-21:00)

The event this year is Flag Rugby Football at Pioneer Park in Nanaimo.  This is a non-contact two-team sport on a lighted field with enough room for 80 participants and some additional space on the bus if attendees just want to come to cheer their colleagues on.  Participants please bring sports shoes!  There is a Rugby clubhouse on site for refreshments and pizza.  Bus transportation will be arranged.  Please sign up for the Bottom-Up Team (climatologists, physical oceanographers and lower-trophic level biologists) and the Top-Down Team (higher-trophic level biologists, social scientists and fisheries managers) at the Registration Desk.

Extravaganza Dinner (Oct. 16, 18:30-21:00)

The Extravaganza Dinner at PICES 2013 in Nanaimo will be on Oct. 16 (Wednesday) at the Bistro at Westwood Lake (http://www.westwoodlake.com/index.php?p=2_2 ). This restaurant is situated at the side of the Westwood Lake in the Westwood Tennis Club complex. Close to nature, the atmosphere inside is also warm and cosy. They specialize in gourmet dishes using fresh and local ingredients from the region. The ticket price of the dinner is CAD$110. Drinks will be included with the courses, and bus transportation will be arranged.

The capacity of this event is limited to ~45. Please contact Christina Chiu (christina@pices.int) with your credit card number and expiry (year/month) information (Visa and MasterCard only) for tickets.

Wine & Cheese Poster Session Reception (Oct. 17)

The “Wine & Cheese” Poster Session at the meeting venue will allow participants to roam around the poster displays and chat with presenters while sipping beer or wine and nibbling on hot and cold hor d’oevres.


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