• Annual Meeting

25th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and 30th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S.
February 12-14, 2020
The Classic Center, Athens, Georgia
We invite you to join us for the 25th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and 30th Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States to be held February 12-14, 2020 at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. The meetings will bring together biologists, private and public land managers, private consultation organizations, educational institutions, and citizen scientists from across the Southeast.
Registration: Register online at https://sbdn.org/shop/2020-annual-meeting/
Student: $65 ($85, after January 10); Professional: $125 ($175, after January 10)
*Cost of registration this year includes Thursday night dinner during the Poster Session*
RECOMMENDED: Hyatt Place/Athens Downtown; 412 N Thomas Street, Athens, GA.
SBDN blocked room rates are $149/night, parking rates are $10/night.
RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVE: Holiday Inn; 197 E Broad Street, Athens, GA. (approximately 4-5 blocks/0.43-mile walk from the Classic Center) https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/athens/ahnga/hoteldetail
SBDN blocked room rates are $105/night, free parking included with room.
-Additional hotel information can be found at https://sbdn.wpengine.com/2020-annual-meeting/
Program Overview: A tentative schedule is posted below.
Plenary Session Topics: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mammal Colloquium and the 25th anniversary of SBDN, a presentation on history of the organizations will kick-off the meeting. The Plenary Session will continue the history theme covering mammal field techniques through the ages. We will then move into the future and talk about new technology and techniques being used in our field. Planning is still underway!
Mammal Colloquium: We invite all interested parties with research topics involving mammals to present findings in either a poster (Thursday PM) or oral (Friday) presentation. We encourage students, professors, researchers, and policy makers to share their knowledge. Instructions for submitting abstracts and guidelines for poster presentations are provided in this meeting announcement.
Please send suggestions or questions about the meeting to sbdnmammtg2020@gmail.com

You can download the sponsor registration form here.

More information about the 2020 meeting, including lodging information can be found here.

SBDN 2020 Meeting Annoucement

SBDN 2020 Call for Abstracts

SBDN 2020 Welcome Social Flyer

Georgia Museum Of Natural History Tour Flier 2020

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2018 Annual Meeting

From 26-29 March 2018, the Southeast Bat Diversity Network (SBDN) participated in a joint North American Bat Working Group meeting in Roanoke, Virginia. The Midwest Bat Working Group, Northeastern Bat Working Group, and SBDN met jointly, along with colleagues from Mexico and Canada. Close to 400 people attended the meeting, which included a plenary session on onshore and offshore wind energy development and the Motus Wildlife Tracking System.