2022 MSA Annual Meeting: Mycology in the Swamp

2022 MSA Annual Meeting: Mycology in the Swamp

Registration

Registration is open! Since the meeting will have both in-person and virtual components, please be sure to select the appropriate option. 

See the registration home page for additional information, or select “Meeting Registration” from the meeting menu above.

Program

The meeting program is now available! Please check back often, as minor adjustments may occur between now and the meeting. 

Auction

The 2022 MSA Auction will be have three separate components to it. 

  1. Live auction (in-person)
  2. Silent auction (in-person)
  3. Online auction (virtually, prior to the meeting!)

For more information on the different auction platforms, see here

The online auction is now open! You may visit the auction site by going to: https://msafungi2022.afrogs.org/ 

Posters & Abstracts

The abstract submission deadline was April 22, 2022

The main poster sessions will take place on Monday, July 11th from 6:00PM-7:30PM & Tuesday, July 12th from 6:30PM-8:00PM. All poster presenters are responsible for printing and bringing their own posters. The poster size needs to be for 4 feet (vertical, long) x 3 feet (horizontal, wide). The boards will be numbered and we will provide push pins to hang your poster up. Each presenter will also be assigned a number so you can hang up your poster to the corresponding board. You will need to make sure to hang up your poster prior to the session starting and take your poster down after the session ends. Any posters that are left hanging on the boards will be taken down by a conference team member. 

To view the virtual poster submissions, please click the button below. 

Lodging

We have blocks of rooms at two hotels — the conference venue (Hilton) and the nearby Aloft Hotel. You can book rooms at a discounted rate during the registration process, to start in April. Here are links to more information, to help with early planning.

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
1714 SW 34th Street Gainesville, Florida 32607

Aloft Gainesville University Area
3743 Hull Road Gainesville, Florida 32607

Information About Gainesville

The Local Arrangements Coordinator for the 2022 meeting has compiled information of potential interest regarding the Gainesville, Florida area. 

To see information such as directions from the airport, helpful suggestions on what to bring, and local attractions, see here

Meeting Highlights

Our MSA meeting will include pre-meeting activities (MSA Council meeting, the Annual Foray), the MSA Business Meeting, our annual auction (with in-person and online components), and much, much more. Stay tuned for details when registration opens!

Presidential Address – Dr. A. Elizabeth Arnold

Karling Lecture – Dr. Christine Hawkes

Symposia:

Living in the dark with microbes and beasts: unearthing the ecology and evolution of truffles
Organizers: Bonito & Healy

Fungi as food: a mycocentric perspective on below-and above-ground food webs 
Organizer: Kennedy

Schooling in the Swamp: Lessons in education from the classroom to the community 
Organizer: MSA Education Committee, Gremillion

Fungal Chemistry: variations on a theme 
Organizers: Bennett & Moore

The power of citizen science to advance fungal conservation 
Organizers: Haelewaters & Gonçalves

Latinx mycelium at MSA 
Organizer: Colon-Carrion

From our meeting organizers: 

MSA leadership and our local arrangements team recognize the diverse and unequal barriers to inclusion in the meeting that our members may face, including personal and professional impacts and travel restrictions that may arise from the ongoing pandemic, as well as concerns regarding political actions by some elected officials in Florida. We are attentive to these issues and are working to lower barriers so that we can hold a meeting intended to be safe and inclusive for our MSA community. 

We recognize and acknowledge that the University of Florida sits on the historic territories of the Timucua and crossroads of the Native American peoples who long inhabited this land.