2022 MAISRC Research and Management Showcase

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

We are excited to share an important update in how we manage our biggest event of the year, MAISRC’s annual AIS Research and Management Showcase. After two years of hosting the showcase online, we have decided to make this a permanently online event. This was decided after careful consideration of the post-event feedback from online showcases in 2020 and 2021, and consultation with our advisory board, researchers, and many stakeholders. Increased attendance and more diversified engagement compared to in-person showcases strengthened the case for this decision.

In-person events are important for communicating our research advances and connecting with individuals, communities, and managers across the state. In addition to the online Showcase, we are offering an in-person lab tour during the week of the Showcase. More details are included below.

About the event:

  • Schedule of presentations
  • Presenter biographies
  • All sessions will be live-streamed and recorded.
  • Recorded talks will be uploaded to the MAISRC YouTube channel and made available after the event, with ticketed attendees receiving priority access.
  • At the end of each session, there will be time for a live Q&A with the presenting researcher(s).
  • Sessions are concurrent - there will be three sessions to choose from per time slot. (Remember, talks are being recorded, so you will be able to view them all later!)
  • In-person lab tour tickets are able to be added onto your Showcase ticket.

Lab tour:
We know that lab tours are one of people’s favorite parts of the Showcase and we are excited to continue offering this opportunity. We will offer an in-person lab tour on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 11AM-1PM. This will be an exciting time to visit the lab as we have projects underway in: genetic biocontrol of zebra mussels and common carp, bigheaded carp deterrents, hybrid cattail management, hybrid watermilfoil herbicide trials, and raising zebra mussels in the lab. Participants will get a chance to tour the lab facility and meet members of each research team. Following the tour, we’ll all share lunch provided by MAISRC and have additional time to chat and network. Parking passes will be provided. You can reserve your spot for a lab tour during the registration for the virtual showcase. Masks are strongly encouraged.

If you are unable to attend these lab tours, we can arrange a lab tour for your group at another time. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to schedule a tour of the MAISRC containment lab for your organization or school group.