EAS Speakers Preview | Geoff Williams | AL

Geoff Williams - AL


Greetings EAS! As the state of Alabama’s new apiculture faculty specialist, I am excited to work alongside you to promote pollinators up and down the eastern seaboard. I grew up in Western Canada, did my scientific training in Eastern Canada, and have worked with honey bees throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Now at Auburn University, I’m building a program that seeks to better understand and promote honey bee health. To achieve these massive goals, we are working on various topics – from the effects of neonicotinoids on queens, to the latest Integrated Pest Management tool against varroa, to the Bee Informed Partnership’s National Colony Loss and Management Survey. Apart from assisting my students with their studies, one aspect of my work that I really enjoy is promoting research collaborations among apiculture scientists around the world via the COLOSS Network (coloss.org). Despite geographic and cultural differences, the honey bee brings many people together – I love this! I’m looking forward to seeing you soon in South Carolina!

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COLOSS Network  Research collaborations amoung apiculture scientists around the world

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Thursday 4:10 PM to 5:10 PM | Location: Rm. 104B
Bee Sex And Neonicotinoids
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Friday 9:35 AM to 10:25 AM | Location: Rm. 200 (Ballroom)
What BeeInformed Survey Says About Bee Health
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Friday 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM | Location: Rm. 104A
Stressor Interactions: When Parasites & Pesticides Collide
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New for 2019,

The job of recognizing and showcasing presenters is a big one for sure.
At EAS this year you have a choice of over 100 talks!

Add to that the honey show, demonstrations, vendors and you can image it is an undertaking to try to show that information. In previous years this has been painstakingly done by hand. Keystroke by keystroke. A labor of love for sure.

This year we switched to a 'dynamic' presentation. It will allow you to view the information in more ways and allow us to adjust in real time as we add new speakers and more excitement.

We revamped the presentation to use the whole page and larger text so it is easier to absorb.

One thing we really think you will appreciate is the ability to select a personal schedule! You can easily add a speakers talk to a list and have it on your smart device or print it and bring it along. Nice!

'But wait, there's more'.. you can now search on things like 'Honey' or 'Dewey' or 'Varroa' and find any talks that have your search terms.

We are also working with those who are coming to inform to let them add links and information to their information so that you (and they) can have more interaction and share information. It may a little slow to start but it will grow and we are excited to see what it becomes!

This year is version 1.0 and we realize that there is always room for improvement. There are some elements of past that haven't been completed yet (like the tv guide style presentation), but those features are on the list so know that we are working on them.

We welcome your feedback and really hope you enjoy what we hope is a more enjoyable way to see the excitement.

EAS Web Team