BEM 2020, the 49th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, will be held 7-11 April 2020 in Wilmington, NC at Hotel Ballast. This will be a Wed, Thurs, Fri meeting prior to the Easter Sunday holiday. The Hotel Ballast is in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington, directly on the riverwalk, with the downtown restaurant and entertainment district within a few blocks distance. The riverwalk provides water shuttle service to the Battleship North Carolina directly across the river, where the Friday evening banquet will be held.
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Dear BEM participants,
Amid rising concerns about the impact of COVID-19, our state Governor Roy Cooper and the UNC System are discouraging gatherings over 100 people (our conference had nearly 550 participants registered). Accordingly, we are announcing the cancellation of the BEM meeting scheduled in Wilmington April 7 to 10, 2020.
Registration costs will be reimbursed, we only ask for some patience while we navigate the best way to proceed. Please, expect an email with further information by the end of the month.
Additionally, the Hotel Ballast has indicated that reservation deposits are refundable up to 72 hours before the reservation begins.
Thanks you all for your understanding and we do hope to see you in 2021!
For the first time in BEM history, this meeting will be run using a scheduling smart-phone app that will provide all the session details, full abstracts and the ability to rate student presentations, all at the touch of your cell phone screen! Check out the app at Whova.com!