17 February 2013, 16:00-18:00
La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom C
When making your travel plans, please be aware that the opening session will begin at 16:00 on Sunday, 17 February. You will not want to miss this. Following a brief welcome and opening remarks by ASLO President John Downing, the session will include a presentation by Richard Campanella, a geographer and senior professor of practice, Tulane School of Architecture, Tulane University. His presentation, “New Orleans: A Historical Geography, 1700s to 2000s,” will be illustrated to explain the formation of the Mississippi Delta, the settlement and early development of New Orleans all the way through the circumstances that led to the Katrina debacle. The A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award also will be presented during the opening session on Sunday. The Mixer Reception will kick off with a traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Show.
17 February 2013, 18:00-20:00
La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom
Enjoy this time of entertainment and get caught up with friends and colleagues! The Mardi Gras Indian Show consists of seven performers including a Big Chief Mardi Gras Indian, a Brass Band, and a Second Line. (The "main line" or "first line" is the main section of the parade, or the members of the actual club with the parading permit as well as the brass band. Those who follow the band just to enjoy the music are called the "second line." The second line's style of traditional dance, in which participants walk and sometimes twirl a parasol or handkerchief in the air, is called "second lining.")This will be a unique welcome to New Orleans and to the 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting.
Artist exhibition featuring sculpture and paintings on the "Gulf of Mexico", drawn from the Gulf Coast community. A student art exhibition will be for artists age 6 to 14. Local artists and students will be exhibiting their art Monday through Thursday at the Convention Center. If you are or know an artist interested in exhibiting their work, please contact Sibel Bargu-Ates at email@example.com. Calls to artists and students will be made in August 2012.
Day and Time to Be Determined
Prominent historians, geographers, and/or sociologists/anthropologists will profile three aspects of south Louisiana: New Orleans biogeographical history; South Louisiana people and landscapes, and a sociological retrospective of the visit by two sisters (Katrina and Rita). The thematic tapestry they weave is a one of an adaptive culture living within a changing landscape they shaped, bent, or are confined by. These will be 45 min presentations with time for discussion.
Though posters will be on display and available for viewing throughout the day at the PRCC, poster presentations will take place during two evening sessions. Those who are presenting their research will do so during the receptions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Light reception foods will be served.