Join us at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on April 24 & 25, 2018.

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Draft AISC 2018 Schedule

April 24, 2018

Time Description
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. AISC Annual General Meeting and Board election (see agenda below)
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Trade show and networking
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Networking – speed dating style
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Mixer and Invasive Species Jeopardy with Nicole Kimmel
4:45 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. Invasive species panel. Panelists include Tony Ricciardi, Chuck Bargeron, Lindsay Benbow (AAAF), Dave Stepnisky (GOA), and Dave Hayman (AISC)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Banquet
7:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Potential invasive properties of cannabis – Jan Slaski
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Mixer and networking

Private event for members and invited guests only.
Beer donated by Blindman Brewery and spirits donated by Rig Hand Craft Distillery


April 25, 2018

Time Description Speaker
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcoming remarks Delinda & Matt
9:15 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Eradication of Wild Boar At-Large in Alberta. Perry Abramenko
9:40 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Targeted grazing using goats for weed control in Calgary. Sarah Kellett
10:05 a.m – 10:30 a.m. A success story in the riparian zone in the County of Grande Prairie Sonja Raven
10:30 a.m.– 10:45 a.m. Coffee  
10:45 a.m.– 11:10 a.m. Play-Clean-Go in North America. Kelly Cooley
11:10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Managing biological invasions as natural disasters and as a sustainability Issue Tony Ricciardi
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 a.m. The how and why of early detection and rapid response. Chuck Bargeron
12:15 p.m.– 1:15 p.m. Lunch  
1:15 p.m.– 1:40 p.m. Update on Alberta’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Nicole Kimmel
1:40 p.m.– 2:05 p.m. Whirling disease in Alberta. Emily Drystek
2:05 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Wiping out purple loosestrife in the Bow River. Danielle Grant
2:30 p.m. -2:45 p.m. Coffee
2:45 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Recovery strategies for industrial disturbance in rough fescue grasslands.  Jane Lancaster
3:10 p.m.– 3:45 p.m. The rise of invasive species denialism. Tony Ricciardi
3:45 p.m.– 4:25 p.m. EDDMapS Alberta: Using technology to track invasive species. Chuck Bargeron
4:25 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. Closing remarks Delinda Ryerson


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AISC Annual General Meeting Agenda
1. Reviewing minutes of 2017 AGM
2. Chair’s Report
3. Financial Report
4. Appointment of Auditor
5. Report on Operations
6. New Business – Repeal and replace current bylaws by special resolution
7. Elections of Directors
8. Adjournment