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2020 Finger Lakes Research Conference

  • 01/15/2020
  • 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Hobart and William Smith Scandling Center


The 2020 Finger Lakes Research Conference will focus on the biggest threats facing the Finger Lakes water quality and watershed. 

The Finger Lakes Institute is excited to welcome Dr. Rick Relyea, the David M. Darrin '40 Senior Endowed Chair; Director of the Darrin Freshwater Institute; and the Director of the Jefferson Project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as our keynote speaker. 

Keynote Address: "Integrating Science and Technology for Enduring Lake Protection"


8:15am: Registration and poster set-up 

9:00am-12:00pm: Sessions 1 and 2

12:00pm: Lunch

12:30pm: Keynote address

1:30pm-3:00pm: Session 3

3:00pm-4:30pm: Poster session and reception 


Advance registration is required for all attendees including students. Abstracts and a program will be available online, and a limited number of copies will be printed and available at the event. The early registration fee of $65 (regular attendee), $40 (k-12 teachers and first author poster presenters), and $25 (students) will be available for early bird registrations. An additional fee will be charged (+$10 per registration type) after January 6, 2020.

Register HERE

Getting Here/Parking:

Driving directions are available. Plug in 300 Pulteney St., Geneva, NY 14456 into your GPS unit. The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Scandling Center is across the street from the Medbery Parking Lot located on Pulteney Street. Enter the Scandling Center and take the stairs to the second floor to locate the Vandervort Room. Signs will be posted as well.

Free parking is available in the North Medbery Parking Lot adjacent to Pulteney St. To avoid ticketing, obtain a visitor parking pass in the HWS security office located on the south side of North Medbery Parking Lot.

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