* All times are based on Canada/Atlantic ADT.

  • 7:30

    Canada/Atlantic

    07:30 - 16:30 ADT
    Convention Hall Pre-Function Area
      Thursday, May 16
      Registration check-in
      Convention Hall Pre-Function Area

    Conference Registration and Information Desk Open

    8:30

    Canada/Atlantic

    08:30 - 08:40 ADT
      AM
      Thursday, May 16
      Announcements
      Plenary Session
      Convention Hall C1-C2A

    Opening Remarks

    8:40

    Canada/Atlantic

    08:40 - 10:00 ADT
      AM
      Thursday, May 16
      Ecosystem
      Control
      Plenary Session
      Convention Hall C1-C2A
      Artificial intelligence
      Public bounty
      Aquaculture

    Plenary 4

    10:00

    Canada/Atlantic

    10:00 - 10:30 ADT
    Convention Hall C-5
      Networking
      Break
      AM
      Thursday, May 16
      Convention Hall C5

    Networking Break

    10:30

    Canada/Atlantic

    2 parallel sessions
    10:30 - 12:10 ADT
    Room 102
      PM
      Thursday, May 16
      Organisms in Trade
      Panel Session
      Room 103

    A-10 Panel Session: Organisms in Trade: Novel Communications and Adaptations

    10:30 - 12:15 ADT
    Room 103
      PM
      Thursday, May 16
      Special Session
      Shipping
      Climate Change
      Room 103

    B-10 The Spread of Non-native Species in a Changing World: Climate and Vector Change

    13:15

    Canada/Atlantic

    13:15 - 16:30 ADT
    Dalhousie University's Aquatron Laboratory
      PM
      Thursday, May 16
      Scientific Field Trip

    Scientific Field Trip to Dalhousie University's Aquatron Laboratory

    An optional post-conference scientific field trip is available to the Aquatron Laboratory at Dalhousie University’s main campus. The Aquatron is the largest university aquatic research facility in Canada, and considered by many to be one of the best in the world. The tour will include the large mesocosm tanks where shellfish and finfish research is being done, as well as wet labs, and the work viewed during the tour will depend upon what is being undertaken that day. Participants will also have the opportunity to see sampling plates that have species collected from a Fisheries and Oceans Canada monitoring site, plus see 3-D printed models of AIS as well as species in resin blocks. Due to space limitations in the Aquatron, there will be two separate tours with 14 people per tour. Group #1 13:15 Depart Halifax Convention Centre by van for Dalhousie University 13:30-14:30 Tour of the Aquatron Laboratory 14:30 Depart Dalhousie for the Halifax Convention Centre 14:45 Arrive Halifax Convention Centre Group #2 15:00 Depart Halifax Convention Centre by van for Dalhousie University 15:15-16:15 Tour of the Aquatron Laboratory 16:15 Depart Dalhousie for the Halifax Convention Centre 16:30 Arrive Halifax Convention Centre Cost - $25.00 plus HST to cover the round-trip transportation. Please direct any questions to icais@invasivespeciescentre.ca