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The Midwest Birding Symposium 2009, September 17-20, 2009 in Lakeside, OH

Daily Schedule: Events and Speakers

In addition to great birding, the Midwest Birding Symposium also features fun events, entertaining keynote speakers, a book signing session with authors of notable birding books, and an opportunity to purchase birding essentials at the Bird Watcher's Market. You can learn more in our Special Events and Programs/Speakers sections. The schedule of events is listed below.

Please note that scheduled events and speaker time slots are subject to change. We will communicate schedule changes through our RSS feed. Updates will also be reflected on this page.

Shuttles will run from 10 a.m. — 10 p.m. Thursday, 6 a.m. — 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6 a.m. — 2 p.m. Sunday.


MBS Events Schedule

Our special events are scheduled for the days and times below. You may find more information in our special events section, or click on the hyperlinks below to learn more about a particular program or speaker.

Events: Thursday, September 17, 2009

Time Event Description
Noon - 7:00 pm Registration and Information (Hoover Auditorium)
6:00 - 8:00 pm Sunset Boat Cruise
7:00 pm Opposable Chums Birding Movie Screening (Orchestra Hall)
8:30 pm Opposable Chums Birding Movie Screening (repeat) (Orchestra Hall)

Programs: Friday, September 18, 2009

Time Event Description
6:30 - 9:30 am Birding Time
7:00 - 9:30 am Special Offerings
7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration and Information (Hoover Auditorium)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Bird Watcher's Market & Artists Gallery (South Auditorium and Epworth Lodge)
10:00 - 10:30 am Symposium Welcome by Bill Thompson, III (Hoover Auditorium)
10:45 - 11:45 am Keynote Speaker Jim McCormac (Hoover Auditorium)
Noon - 2:00 pm Lunch (Wesley Lodge)
2:00 - 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions A - D (see separate Speaker Schedule for details)
3:30 - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions A - D (see separate Speaker Schedule for details)
4:00 - 5:30 pm David Allen Sibley will be signing his new book in South Auditorium, site of the Birder's Marketplace
5:00 - 6:45 pm Dinner (Wesley Lodge)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Keynote Speakers Bill Thompson, III, Scott Weidensaul, David Allen Sibley (Hoover Auditorium)

Programs: Saturday, September 19, 2009

Time Event Description
6:30 - 9:30 am Birding Time
7:00 - 9:30 am Special Offerings
7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration and Information (Hoover Auditorium)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Bird Watcher's Market & Artists Gallery (South Auditorium and Epworth Lodge)
10:00 - 11:00 am Keynote Speaker Kenn Kaufman (Hoover Auditorium)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Author book signings (South Auditorium)
Noon - 2:00 pm Lunch (Wesley Lodge)
2:00 - 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions A - C (see separate Speaker Schedule for details)
3:30 - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions A - C (see separate Speaker Schedule for details)
5:00 - 6:45 pm Dinner (Wesley Lodge)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Keynote Speakers Jane Alexander, Al Batt (Hoover Auditorium)

Events: Sunday, September 20, 2009

Time Event Description
6:30 - 9:00 am Birding Time
7:00 - 9:00 am Special Offerings
9:00 - 10:00 am Roger Tory Peterson History (Hoover Auditorium)
10:00 - 11:00 am All of Us Together: 2009 MBS (Hoover Auditorium)
11:00 am Farewells (Hoover Auditorium)

MBS Speaker Schedule

Check the tables below to find the day and time when our speakers are scheduled to deliver talks on various topics. Click on the speaker names for biographies and a description of their presentations.

Speakers: Friday, September 18, 2009

Time Speaker Topic Location
10:00 - 10:30 am Bill Thompson, III Symposium Welcome Hoover Auditorium
10:45 - 11:45 am Jim McCormac Lake Erie Birds and Birding Hoover Auditorium
2:00 - 3:00 pm Alvaro Jaramillo Bird ID Outside the Box Hoover Auditorium
  Jeff Gordon, et al Technology is for the Birds Orchestra Hall
  Ben Lizdas Basics of Birding Optics Fountain Inn/Green
  Chris Wood Citizen Science and eBird Fountain Inn/Aigler
3:30 - 4:30 pm Artie Morris Digital Bird Photography Basics Hoover Auditorium
  Mike Bergin, S. Stiteler Blogging About Birds & Nature Fountain Inn/Aigler
  Dr. Andy Jones Why Field Guides Change Fountain Inn/Green
  Paul Baicich NWR Birding Initiative Orchestra Hall
7:00 - 9:00 pm Bill Thompson, III No Child Left Inside Hoover Auditorium
  Scott Weidensaul Of a Feather Hoover Auditorium
  David Allen Sibley Trees, Birds & Birders Hoover Auditorium

Speakers: Saturday, September 19, 2009

Time Speaker Topic Location
10:00 - 11:00 am Kenn Kaufman Flights Against the Sunset Hoover Auditorium
2:00 - 3:00 pm Lang Elliott Bird Sounds and Beyond Hoover Auditorium
  Jeff Bouton, C. Taylor Digiscoping All Stars Fountain Inn/Green
  Dr. Amanda Rodewald The Cerulean Warbler Orchestra Hall
3:30 - 4:30 pm Julie Zickefoose Letters From Eden Orchestra Hall
  Wayne Petersen Inland Shorebird Identification Hoover Auditorium
  Diane Porter Joys of Backyard Birding Fountain Inn/Green
7:00 - 9:00 pm Jane Alexander Birding On and Off the Movie Set Hoover Auditorium
  Al Batt Snippets from a Life Gone to the Birds Hoover Auditorium

Speakers: Sunday, September 20, 2009

Time Speaker Topic Location
9:00 - 10:00 am Jim Berry Roger Tory Peterson Yesterday and Today Hoover Auditorium
10:00 - 11:00 am Jeff A. Gordon All of Us Together: 2009 MBS Hoover Auditorium
11:00 am BWD, OOS Farewell Remarks Hoover Auditorium