2018 Conference Schedule

Subject to Change

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Speaker Bios and Abstracts

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Thursday, August 2

TimeEvent 
5:45 pmBee Buzz @ Woodland Empire Ale Craft Brew Pub (Across the street from JUMP)

Friday, August 3

TimeEventSpeaker
8:00 - 9:00 amRegistration/Check in
9:00 - 9:15 amOpening
9:15 - 10:15 amVirus and Varroa: It Ain't Pretty!Jennifer Berry
10:15 - 10:30 amBREAK
10:30 - 11:30 amVarroa, Forage, Pesticides: Honey Bee Health Coalition Resources for WASDewey Caron
11:30 am - 1:00 pmLUNCH (on your own)
1:00 - 1:15 pmIntro
1:15 - 2:15 pmHot Topic(s) of the Moment!Randy Oliver
2:15 - 3:15 pmFirst World Confirmation BiasJerry Hayes
3:15 - 3:30 pmBREAK
3:30 - 4:30 pmChanges in Beekeeping---A Backward Look Into the FutureJerry Bromenshenk
4:30 - 5:00 pmBeekeeping Behind BarsMarc von Huene and Jennifer Berry
5:00 - 6:30 pmNext Gen - The Future of Beekeeping is Ours: Interactive Happy Hour for Next-Generation BeekeepersSarah Red-Laird
6:30 pm until....Pub Swarm (Start at Woodcraft Brew Pub). Dinner about town.

Saturday, August 4

TimeEventSpeaker
8:00 - 8:30 amRegistration/Check in
8:30 - 8:45 amOpening
8:45 - 9:30 amMy Two-Step Plan to Saving Your BeesSarah Red-Laird
9:30 - 10:15 amRelevancy - Local Associations and the Next GenerationMelinda Jean Stafford
10:15 - 10:30 amBREAK
10:30 - 11:30 amWorking the "Bugs"Jennifer Berry and Randy Oliver
11:30 am - 1:00 pmLUNCH (on your own)
1:00 - 1:15 pmIntro
1:15 - 2:15 pmBee-Friendly Farming: Ground Cover for Native BeesRon Bitner
2:15 - 3:15 pmUnderstanding the Causes of Bumble Bee Declines in the Western US and Current Conservation EffortsJamie Strange
3:15 - 3:30 pmBREAK
3:30 - 4:15 pmHoney Bee Nutrition: What We Know and What We Need to KnowRamesh Sagili
4:15 - 5:00 pmBee Informed Partnership's Northwest Tech Transfer TeamEllen Topitzhofer
5:00 - 6:00 pmTravel to Vineyard
6:00 - 7:00 pmNo-Host Social at Bitner Vineyard
7:00 pmWAS Annual Banquet
Bitner Vineyard (Locavore, Brick 29)

Sunday, August 5

TimeEventSpeaker
8:00 - 9:00 amWAS Directors Meeting
9:00 - 9:15 amOpening
9:15 - 10:15 amMaster Beekeeper Programs: Traditional Versus Flipped Classroom Learning ModelsJ Berry, J Bromenshenk, D Caron, R Sagili
10:15 - 10:30 amBREAK
10:30 - NoonWAS Annual Membership Meeting
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