2017 Riparian Symposium



Urban Riparian Symposium: Balancing the Challenges of Healthy Urban Streams
February 15–17, 2017
Houston, TX 

BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC)
Rice University
6500 Main Street, MS-650
Houston, TX 77030-1402

The Urban Riparian Symposium, set for February 15–17, 2017 provides an opportunity for natural resource professionals to share ideas, discuss management and policy issues, lessons learned in urban riparian and stream planning, assessment, design, construction, and evaluation. The symposium will include presentations, discussions, receptions and workshops.

Register online at Texas A&M Marketplace by Feb. 8.

Student/Presenter registration is available for $150, but the early bird rate ended on January 7th. Late registration from January 8 – February 8, 2017 will be $200. Registration includes a complimentary membership to the Texas Riparian Association.

The conference will run Thursday Feb. 16 beginning with registration at 8:30 and will conclude Friday at noon.

Pre-conference Workshop Schedule Pre-conference workshops include a field trip and will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 9 am – 4:30 pm. You must register for the workshops and there is an extra fee that covers the room, lunch, and transportation to the field site.

Conference opening and Keynote Presenters will begin Thursday, Feb. 16 starting at 9 am.

Draft Presenter Schedule Concurrent presentations will begin Thursday, Feb. 16 in the afternoon and continue through Friday Morning, Feb. 17. There will be a closing plenary speaker and the conference will end at noon, so no lunch is provided on Friday.

The Poster Session will be held Thursday evening along with the evening reception of drinks and light snacks.

All conference attendees are invited to attend the bi-annual Texas Riparian Association Board Meeting on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the BRC.

Room Block Information (You must call to get the room block rate)

Only a few rooms remain you must call to get the block rate! Hotel room block rate ends January 30, Best Western Plaza Hotel and Suites (Feb. 14-17)
6700 S. Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
Call 713.522.2811 to make a reservation with the discounted room block rate. Group Code: Riparian.
Double bed rate: $130/night. Single/King rate: $120/night. Rate plus applicable taxes.

Link to Directions and Parking at the BRC Prepaid parking vouchers are available at $7.50/day rate but must be purchased by February 3, 2017. 

For more information or questions, please contact Nikki Dictson at 979.575.4424 or n-dictson@tamu.edu.

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