* All times are based on Canada/Atlantic ADT.

  • 7:30

    Canada/Atlantic

    07:30 - 17:00 ADT
    Convention Hall Pre-Function Area
      Monday, May 13
      Registration check-in
      Convention Hall Pre-Function Area

    Conference Registration and Information Desk Open

    Pick up your name badge and registration materials.

    8:30

    Canada/Atlantic

    08:30 - 09:10 ADT
    Convention Hall C1-C2A
      AM
      Monday, May 13
      Plenary Opening
      Convention Hall C1-C2A

    Conference Opening

    This official opening of the conference will feature welcoming remarks from the conference co-hosts and from a Mi'kmaq First Nation Elder on whose traditional and unceded territory ICAIS 2024 is being held.

    9:10

    Canada/Atlantic

    09:10 - 10:10 ADT
    Convention Hall C1-C2A
      Keynote Presentation
      AM
      Monday, May 13
      Convention Hall C1-C2A

    Keynote Presentation - Prof. Hugh MacIsaac, Honorary Conference Chair

    10:10

    Canada/Atlantic

    10:10 - 10:40 ADT
    Convention Hall C-5
      Networking
      Break
      AM
      Monday, May 13
      Convention Hall C5

    Networking Break

    10:30

    Canada/Atlantic

    10:30 - 12:00 ADT
    Convention Hall C1-C2A
      AM
      Monday, May 13
      Workshop
      Ballast Water
      Convention Hall C1-C2A

    Workshop - The Future of Ballast Water Management: Latest Science on Treatment System Performance

    Ships have recently made substantial investments in the installation and use of ballast water management systems (BWMS) to reduce the risk of aquatic species invasions. Some aspects of this global transition have gone well, while other aspects have posed significant challenges. Data gathering and analysis is underway around the world to shed light on what is working well and identify where rules can be improved based on experience with this new technology. This workshop is open to all conference registrants and aims to gather the international community of scientists, policymakers, implementing authorities, technology developers, test facilities, and users to consider the most recent data and experience with technology, and consider implications and paths forward.

    10:40

    Canada/Atlantic

    4 parallel sessions
    10:40 - 12:00 ADT
    Room 101
      Concurrent Session
      AM
      Monday, May 13
      Ecosystem
      Room 101

    A-1 Impacts on Ecosystems and Biodiversity: The Big Picture

    10:40 - 12:00 ADT
    Room 102
      Concurrent Session
      AM
      Monday, May 13
      Policy
      Room 102

    B-1 Policy and the Best Laid Plans

    10:40 - 12:00 ADT
    Room 103
      Concurrent Session
      AM
      Monday, May 13
      Industry Adaptations
      Room 103

    C-1 Industry Adaptations: Mitigating the Impacts of AIS

    10:40 - 12:00 ADT
    Room 109
      Concurrent Session
      AM
      Monday, May 13
      Monitoring and Detection
      Room 109

    D-1 To E or not to E, that is the Question

    12:00

    Canada/Atlantic

    12:00 - 13:00 ADT
    Convention Hall C2B-C3-C4
      Networking
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Convention Hall C2B-C3-C4
      Lunch

    Networking Lunch

    13:00

    Canada/Atlantic

    5 parallel sessions
    13:00 - 14:40 ADT
    Room 101
      Concurrent Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Crayfishes
      Room 101

    A-2 An Emerging Threat: Risks and Surveillance for Invasive Crayfishes

    13:00 - 14:40 ADT
    Room 102
      Concurrent Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Risk Assessment and Response
      Room 102

    B-2 Risky Business I: Identify, Assess, Respond

    13:00 - 14:40 ADT
    Room 103
      Concurrent Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Dreissenids
      Room 103

    C-2 Dreissenid Management: 35 Years of Experience

    13:00 - 14:40 ADT
    Room 109
      Concurrent Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Monitoring and Detection
      Room 109

    D-2 To E or not to E, that is the Question

    13:00 - 14:45 ADT
    Convention Hall C1-C2A
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Workshop
      Ballast Water
      Convention Hall C1-C2A

    Workshop: The Future of Ballast Water Management: Science to Inform Policy

    14:40

    Canada/Atlantic

    14:40 - 15:10 ADT
    Convention Hall C-5
      Networking
      Break
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Convention Hall C5

    Networking Break

    15:00

    Canada/Atlantic

    15:00 - 17:00 ADT
    Convention Hall C1-C2A
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Workshop
      Ballast Water
      Shipping
      Convention Hall C1-C2A

    Workshop: The Future of Ballast Water Management: Solutions and Implementation

    15:10

    Canada/Atlantic

    4 parallel sessions
    15:10 - 17:10 ADT
    Room 101
      Concurrent Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Crayfish and Gammarids
      Room 101

    A-3 Focusing on the Ecology and Management of Invasive Crayfishes and Gammarids

    15:10 - 17:10 ADT
    Room 102
      Concurrent Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Fishes
      Room 102

    B-3 Something's Fishy

    15:10 - 17:10 ADT
    Room 103
      Concurrent Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Human Dimensions
      Communication
      Attitudes
      Room 103

    C-3 Human Dimensions: Communication and Attitudes

    15:10 - 17:10 ADT
    Room 109
      Concurrent Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Monitoring and Detection
      Room 109

    D-3 Detection and Protection

    17:15

    Canada/Atlantic

    17:15 - 19:30 ADT
    Convention Hall C-5
      Poster Session
      Networking
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Convention Hall C5

    Poster Session and Reception

    17:30

    Canada/Atlantic

    5 parallel sessions
    17:30 - 20:00 ADT
    Kiosk 1
      Poster Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Convention Hall C5 - Kiosk 1

    Poster Session - Kiosk 1

    17:30 - 19:30 ADT
    Kiosk 2
      Poster Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Convention Hall C5 - Kiosk 2

    Poster Session - Kiosk 2

    17:30 - 19:30 ADT
    Kiosk 3
      Poster Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Convention Hall C5 - Kiosk 3

    Poster Session - Kiosk 3

    17:30 - 19:30 ADT
    Kiosk 4
      Poster Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Convention Hall C5 - Kiosk 4

    Poster Session - Kiosk 4

    17:30 - 19:30 ADT
    Kiosk 5
      Poster Session
      PM
      Monday, May 13
      Convention Hall C5 - Kiosk 5

    Poster Session - Kiosk 5