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WELCOME
TO the
15th AREA BIENNIAL TRAINING CONFERENCE


REGISTRATION DETAIL

Reduced-fee Early Registration Period is
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, through Monday, August 15, 2024


MEMBERS $600 for members early registration; $675 regular
NONMEMBERS $625 nonmembers early registration; $700 regular
DAILY REGISTRATION $250/day
RETIREES/STUDENTS $500 early registration; $600 regular
GUESTS BANQUET - $90

Training Registration includes the following meals:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2024
        EVENING WELCOME DINNER
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2024
     BREAKFAST
    LUNCH  
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2024
    BREAKFAST
    LUNCH
    DINNER
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2024
    BREAKFAST
    LUNCH
    AWARDS BANQUET DINNER


Share Rides / Carpool from the Airport:

The planning committee is gathering information from registrants via a Google form and will share that with registrants who want to carpool. The hotel does not provide an airport shuttle. If you are interested in carpooling (either via ride share or renting a vehicle) from T.F. Green International Airport, complete the AREA 2024 Ride Sharing Survey.

Note: you can go back and complete the ride sharing information later if you do not have your travel information when you register.

AREA 2024 Ride Sharing Survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNqLNA4ZMRNzPTD1fBsXkFAd3v-791oEgii_zBlk58YT_6xg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Early reduced fee registration Wednesday, May 1, 2024, through Monday, August 15, 2024   
Regular registration fee Friday, August 16, 2024, through Saturday, September 24, 2024


NOTE: All registrations start online.
Two-step process:  Register, then pay.
Payment can be made with a charge or debit card at checkout through the link 'Pay Online Now' or through the link 'Invoice Me.'  If you are invoiced, you will receive your invoice at your email address.  Please forward it to your payment officer.  Issue checks to Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) and send by mail to Sarah Chabaane, AREA Treasurer, 117 Maplewood Dr, Morganton, NC 28655.

AREA 2024 REFUND POLICY
    
75% refund through August 1, 2024
     50% refund from August 2 through September 25, 2024
     No refund beginning September 26, 2024, but substitutions for paid registrations will be allowed through October 15.

For payment questions, contact the Treasurer Sara Chabaane at treasurerarea@gmail.com
For registration and web questions, contact Carol Paterick at
carolpaterick@gmail.com


About AREA

We are dedicated to promoting, through sound educational practices, stewardship and responsible use of aquatic resources, fisheries and habitats to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

The Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) was established in response to a growing national need for a cohesive voice and a more organized approach to regional, state, and local aquatic education efforts. Incorporated in 1994, AREA launched an unprecedented national effort to join forces of all levels of experts, scientists, technicians, aquatic professionals, and organizations dedicated to aquatic conservation and fishing participation.

AREA members participate in a national effort toward angler and aquatic education, angler R3, outreach, resource conservation, research, program evaluation, and similar functions related to aquatic education and angler R3 programs. AREA members can participate in the national biennial conference and regional meetings / updates.

Become a member

By joining AREA, you have direct access to national, regional, and local levels of support and expertise. You will have opportunities to participate in conferences and seminars and enjoy daily dialogue with aquatic scientists and leaders from all walks of life.  AREA members share professional experience; and members are able to get in on the ground floor of innovations in aquatic and angler education and angler R3.

The Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) was established in response to a growing national need for a cohesive voice and a more fluid, organized approach to regional, state, and local aquatic concerns. Members participate in a national effort toward education, conservation, legislation, science, research, and similar functions related to aquatics and aquatic programs. Members have direct access to national, regional, and local levels of support and expertise. 

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