Volunteer Conference Photographers Needed

We are looking for one or two volunteer photographers for CERF 2019. Whether you are an amateur photographer with a great Instagram portfolio or a surf clam researcher with a great eye and a passion for well-timed photos; we need you!

CERF is in need of one or two photographers for the 25th Biennial Conference who would be willing to take photographs throughout the course of the event from Sunday through Thursday, 3–7 November. We are offering FREE conference registration for any volunteers willing to help. Please review the shot list (and the shot-list schedulebelow; we would expect our volunteer photographers to attend and take photos at six to eight of these events. If you are interested, email [email protected] with examples of your work. We will reach out to you once a decision has been made.

Shot-List

  • CERFers On the Run - action shots of runners
  • Social Event - candids and posed shots of attendees having fun and interacting
  • Film Festival - candids and posed shots of attendees watching the films and interacting
  • CERF 2019 VIP Reception - candids and posed shots of VIP's having fun and interacting
  • Conference Registration - candids and posed shots of attendees milling about
  • President's Welcome Reception - candids and posed shots of attendees, exhibitors, auction, art exhibit
  • Silent Auction - candids of attendees bidding on auction items, and shots of the auction items themselves
  • Poster Sessions/Happy Hours - candids and posed shots of attendees viewing posters, having fun and interacting
  • Student Career Networking Event & Student Night on The Town - candids and posed shots of attendees having fun and interacting
  • CERF Inclusion Lunch - candids and posed shots of attendees and speakers
  • Coastal Fisheries & Estuaries and Coasts Town Halls - wide-angle shots of the room, crowd, and some close-ups of speakers, candids of attendees
  • Special Presentation: The Slave Schooner Clotilda: Hidden but Not Forgotten - candids of attendees viewing session, asking questions, interacting with speaker
  • Breaks with Exhibitors and Sponsors - candids of attendees interacting, visiting exhibitor and sponsor booths, and having fun
  • Mentorship Program Breakfast - candids and posed shots of attendees having fun and interracting 
  • Annual CERF Business Meeting candids and posed shots of attendees having fun and interracting 
  • CERF 2019 Committee Reception - candids and posed shots of attendees having fun and interracting 
  • Tours of R/V Point Sur - candids and posed shots of of attendees on boat, interacting, asking questions, etc. 
  • Scientific Sessions candids of attendees viewing session, asking questions, interacting with speaker(s)

Shot-List Schedule

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

3 Nov. | Sunday

Time Event Location
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM  Conference Registration Mobile Convention Center 
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CERF 2019 VIP Reception (By Invitation) TBD
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Keynote Address and Scientific Awards Mobile Convention Center
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM President's Welcome Reception Mobile Convention Center

4 Nov. | Monday

Time Event Location
6:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Conference Registration  Mobile Convention Center
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM  Mentorship Program Breakfast Renaissance Riverview Hotel 
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM  Tours of R/V Point Sur Offsite
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break Mobile Convention Center
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Coastal Fisheries Town Hall: Threats, Challenges and Solutions for Coastal Fisheries Sustainability in a Changing World Mobile Convention Center
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Poster Sessions/Happy Hour Mobile Convention Center
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Student Career Networking Event Renaissance Riverview Hotel
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Special Presentation: The Slave Schooner Clotilda: Hidden but Not Forgotten

 Mobile Convention Center
9:00 PM – Midnight Student "On the Town" Night The Haberdasher

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5 Nov. | Tuesday

Time Event Location
6:15 AM – 7:15 AM CERFers on the Run Offsite
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break Mobile Convention Center
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CERF Inclusion Lunch (Ticketed Event) Renaissance Riverview Hotel
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Early Afternoon Scientific Sessions (Session 6) Mobile Convention Center
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Break Mobile Convention Center
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Late Afternoon Scientific Sessions (Session 7) Mobile Convention Center
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM  Annual CERF Business Meeting Mobile Convention Center
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Social Event GulfQuest Maritime Museum 

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6 Nov. | Wednesday

Time Event Location
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Poster Sessions/Happy Hour Mobile Convention Center
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Close of Silent Auction Mobile Convention Center
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Film Festival Renaissance Riverview Hotel

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7 Nov. | Thursday

Time Event Location
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Estuaries and Coasts Town Hall: Misuse of P-values and why Estuaries and Coasts discourages the phrase “statistically significant.”  Mobile Convention Center
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Early Afternoon Scientific Sessions (Session 13) Mobile Convention Center
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Late Afternoon Scientific Sessions (Session 14) Mobile Convention Center
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM  CERF 2019 Committee Reception Mobile Convention Center