At the Symposium: Daily Schedule

MBS Events Schedule

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 Birder's Marketplace. 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, and, during the MBS, via announcements and via the MBS Twitter feed. Updates will also be reflected on this page.

Golf cart shuttles will run on the Lakeside grounds from:
10 am — 11:00 pm Thursday
6:30 am — 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday
6:30 am — noon Sunday.

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 19, 2013

Time Event Description
12 noon - 7:00 pm Registration and Information (Hoover Auditorium)
6:15 - 9:00 pm Sunset Boat Cruise
9:30 - 10:30 pm Movie Birders: The Central Park Effect (Orchestra Hall)

Programs: Friday, September 20, 2013

Time Event Description
6:30 - 10:00 am Birding Time
Special Offerings
7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration and Information (Hoover Auditorium)
8:30 am - 6:00 pm Birder's Marketplace (South Auditorium and Wesley Lodge)
10:30 - 11:00 am Symposium Welcome by Bill Thompson, III (Hoover Auditorium)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Morning Keynote (Hoover Auditorium)
Mark Cocker - Birds and People (Hoover Auditorium)
Noon - 2:00 pm Lunch (Wesley Lodge)
2:00 - 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions:
Sara Morris - Female Bird ID (Hoover)
David FitzSimmons - Bird Photography (Orchestra Hall)
Seabrooke Leckie - Moths (Chautauqua Hall)
Jen Sauter - Put a Bird On It (Aigler Room)
3:15 - 4:15 pm Breakout Sessions:
Alvaro Jaramillo - Gull ID (Orchestra Hall)
Scott Shalaway - 20 Years of Bird Questions Answered (Hoover)
Sharon Stiteler - Phonescoping (Chautauqua Hall)
Cameron Cox - Seawatching (Aigler Room)
5:00 - 6:45 pm Dinner (Wesley Lodge)
7:00 - 8:30 pm Evening Keynote:
9:00 - 10:30 pm Mothing Station (Hotel Lakeside Lawn)
9:30 - 10:30 pm Movie: Birders: The Central Park Effect (Orchestra Hall)

Programs: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Time Event Description
6:30 - 10:00 am Birding Time
Special Offerings
7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration and Information (Hoover Auditorium)
8:30 am - 6:00 pm Birder's Marketplace (South Auditorium and Wesley Lodge)
10:30 am - 11:30 am Morning Keynote (Hoover Auditorium)
Rue Mapp - Reconnecting People to Nature (Hoover Auditorium)
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Author book signings (South Auditorium)
Noon - 2:00 pm Lunch (Wesley Lodge)
2:00 - 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions:
Tom Stephenson - Warbler Identification (Hoover)
Lang Elliott - Nature Soundscapes (Chautauqua Hall)
Jen Brumfield - Lake Erie Pelagics (Aigler Room)
John Schaust - A New Look at Backyard Birds (Orchestra Hall)
3:15 - 4:15 pm Breakout Sessions:
George Armistead - pOrnithology: The Birds and the Birds and the Bees (Chautauqua Hall)
John & Cathy Sill - Little Known/Seldom Seen Birds (Hoover)
Julie Zickefoose - Nature Journaling (Orchestra Hall)
Jessie Barry - Frontiers in Digital Birding (Aigler Room)
5:00 - 6:45 pm Dinner (Wesley Lodge)
7:00 - 8:30 pm Evening Keynote
9:00 - 10:30 pm Mothing Station (Hotel Lakeside Lawn)
9:30 - 10:30 pm Movie: Birders: The Central Park Effect (Orchestra Hall)

Events: Sunday, September 22, 2013

Time Event Description
7:30 am - 8:30 am Roadrunner 3K Fun Run/Walk (registration begins at 6:30 AM)
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Kelleys Island Birding Excursion
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon Bird Photography Workshop
9:30 am - 3:00 pm Lake Erie Pelagic Trip