Meals and Social Events


NEERS Welcoming Social - Thursday evening

Location: Martingale Wharf, 99 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH

Time: 5 - 8 p.m.

Directions: A 0.4 mile walk from the conference facilty: head toward the water (left out of the hotel, then left on Deer Street), turn right on Market Street, turn left on Bow Street (first major intersection), destination is on your left, at the intesection of Bow Street and Chapel Street.

The Welcoming Social will be held immediately following the Symposium. There will be light refreshments served and a cash bar. Join us for a chance to mingle and chat about topics of estuarine and coastal significance with the astute and erudite NEERSians gathered for this special meeting.

The social is included with the cost of the 3-day registration. If you are a 1-day attendee, attending on Thursday, you have the option of puchasing a social ticket for $35. The menu for this event is light appetizers.

Thursday dinner is not offered as part of the conference. A list of restaurants in the area will be provided at the registration desk.

NEERS Social - Friday

Location: LaPanza Lounge at the Portsmouth Brewery, 55 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH

Time: 5 - 8 p.m. Guests under 21 will need to leave at 8 p.m. as the Lounge will open to the public.

Directions: A 0.3 mile walk from the conference facilty: head toward the water (left out of the hotel, then left on Deer Street), turn right on Market Street and walk for 0.2 miles, the Portsmouth Brewery will be on your right.

The Friday Social will be held immediately following the Business Meeting. There will be light refreshments served and a cash bar. Join us for a chance to continue to mingle and chat with fellow NEERSians.

The social is included with the cost of registration, both 3-day registration and 1-day Friday registration. The menu for this event is TBD.

Friday dinner is not offered as part of the conference. A list of restaurants in the area will be provided at the registration desk.

We are then planning to meet-up at a nearby bar. As always we will be on the lookout for the next Stickleback Award winner, so dance late and make sure you're physically (if not mentally) present at the first talk the next morning.

Other Meals

Meeting registration includes mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, the Thursday and Friday socials, and Thursday and Friday lunches. No dinners are included with registration.

Breakfasts

Breakfasts are not provided as part of the conference. Check with your hotel for local options.

Breaks

Thursday Morning Break: fruit, bagels, yogurt, oatmeal, fruit juices, coffee/tea
Thursday Afternoon Break: iced tea/lemonade, coffee/tea, veggies, chips, hummus, granola bars/trail mix
Friday Morning Break: fruit, pastries, juices, coffee/tea
Friday Afternoon Break: artichoke dip, onion dip, hummus, salsa, chips, breads, soft drinks, water, coffee/tea
Saturday Morning Break: breakfast pastries, yogurt, fruit juices, coffee/tea

Thursday Lunch

Thursday lunch is included with registration: sandwiches (roasted eggplant or roasted turkey), green salad, pasta salad, chips, cookies, drinks, coffee/tea.

If a guest of an attendee would like to join us for lunch without attending the meeting, there may be a small additional charge. Please contact the treasurer directly to register a guest.

Friday Lunch

Friday lunch is included with registration: sandwiches (roasted eggplant or roasted turkey), green salad, pasta salad, chips, cookies, drinks, coffee/tea.

If a guest of an attendee would like to join us for lunch without attending the meeting, there may be a small additional charge. Please contact the treasurer directly to register a guest.

Saturday Lunch

A box lunch will be available for an additional cost (listed on the registration page). This is highly recommended for folks joining a field trip. Sandwich options include: Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham or Vegetarian. All sandwiches are served with an individual bags of potato chips, freshly baked cookies, fresh whole fruit, and a soft drink or bottle of water.

Thursday and Friday Dinners

Thursday and Friday dinners are not offered as part of the conference, though food will be available at the socials. A list of local restaurants will be available at the registration desk.

Dietary Concerns?

Please contact with any dietary concerns.