For Overview Schedule, Scientific Program, and Information for Presenters, click here:
Please note: Full refunds will be issued for up to 2 weeks before the Symposium. After October 8th, 50% of registration fees will be refunded upon cancellation. After October 15th, no refunds will be issued!
The 8th California Islands Symposium will be held at the Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, CA. For reservations and directions, click here: Marriott Hotel
The room block is no longer available at the hotel. However, please contact Brittany Scott of the Marriott at 805-275-1115 to check if a reduced rate is still available for Symposium participants.For more information on Ventura, visit: www.ventura-usa.com Although we encourage participants to stay at the Ventura Marriott, there are several other hotel options within a short distance of the hotel.
Symposium Reception and Poster Session - 5:30-8:00 pm Ventura Marriott. Heavy Appetizers and a coupon for the first drink will be provided at no charge to registered participants.
Meet Channel Island Authors and Book Signing Event - 5:30-8:00 pm on the Mezzanine Level
The Western National Parks Association will be hosting a book signing event featuring Channel Islands authors.
California Islands Symposium Film Night - 7:00-9:00 pm in Salon III
Film Line-up: California Islands Symposium Film Night Flyer
Wednesday October 24th
San Buenaventura State Park
OPTIONAL FIELD TRIPS
Friday October 26: Day Trip to Santa Cruz Island (8 am to 5 pm)
Friday October 26: Tour of Western Foundation Vertebrate Zoology Bird Museum (10:00 am to 11:30 am)
Directions to the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology Museum:
From Ventura: take Hwy 101 south to the Las Posas Rd. off-ramp in Camarillo, and turn right at the end of the off-ramp. Follow Las Posas for 0.8 miles to the intersection with Pleasant Valley Rd. Turn left onto Pleasant Valley, and follow it east for 1.6 miles to where it crosses the railroad tracks and comes to a stop sign. Be careful of traffic crossing at this intersection, since it does not stop. Proceed east after the stop sign to the first left -- Calle San Pablo. Turn left here. The Foundation is the fifth building up on the left (439 Calle San Pablo).
Friday October 26: Tour of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is sponsoring complimentary docent-led tours featuring plant communities of the Channel Islands. Since 1926, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has been delighting visitors with exquisite exhibits of California native plants set in beautifully designed landscapes. Dedicated to advancing the knowledge of plant life through education, research, and conservation, the Garden is a world-class treasure for the community. Our Garden Shop will offer specials for particpants, and our Fall Plant Sale lasts the entire month of October, and features exclusively native plants of California. The tour will include stops in our Research Library and Herbarium. (Tours will be in groups of 10; 20 person maximum. There is no charge.)
Click the folowing link for a local map to the Garden: www.sbbg.htm
TO VIEW THE PROCEEDINGS OF PAST CALIFORNIA ISLANDS SYMPOSIA: