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1st-Annual Oyster South Symposium (SOLD OUT)
Auburn University, Center for Advanced Science Innovation and Commerce (CASIC)
Auburn, AL
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1st-Annual Oyster South Symposium (SOLD OUT)
As of January 12th, we have reached the capacity of the venue. We apologize! With the meeting in its first year, we opted for a smaller venue. Please stay tuned for news about our next industry symposium. If you would like to be notified if any tickets are returned and become available, please email


Once we process the payment, we will email you your discount code for tickets! Keep in mind: It will cost you less to buy a membership + ticket than a ticket at non-member rates!!!! :-)


The Oyster South Symposium (OSS) is being held by Oyster South (a non-profit dedicated to advancing oyster aquaculture in the southern US), in collaboration with National Sea Grant, Alabama Cooperative Extension and Auburn University, to bring together producers, gear suppliers, distributors, chefs, food writers, vendors, researchers, students and managers from the southeast region to discuss pressing issues and relevant, practical research on oyster aquaculture on January 27-28th, 2017 in Auburn, AL.Registration includes admission to all informational sessions (all day Friday and Saturday morning), all breaks, lunch on Friday, January 27th, the mixer on Friday night, and the trade show. Meeting fees are based on current OS membership and industry role (see below).

For any commercial growers that register to attend, National Sea Grant has provided financial assistance to defray your costs of attending this symposium by at least $150. This benefit is on a first come, first serve basis, so please register early (see below). You will be contacted by email with details after you register.

Dates: Friday, January 27th - Saturday, January 28th (done by noon so attendees can get ready to attend and celebrate southern oysters at the Alabama Oyster Social on Saturday night and raise funds to support Alabamas oyster farmers).

Meeting Venue: Auburn University, Center for Advanced Science Innovation and Commerce (CASIC), Auburn, AL

Lodging: A block of rooms have been reserved for this meeting at the Courtyard Marriot in Auburn, AL (Check-in Thursday, January 26th and depart Sunday, January 29th at $89/night, but rooms must be booked by January 5th, 2017). You can access this rate by using this link (please copy and paste into a new browser window):

Commercial Oyster Grower:$35($75 for non-OS members)
Student/Educator/Government/Media$35 ($75 for non-OS members)
Related Industry $60 ($200 for non-OS members)
Vendor Space (requires registration): $100 ($400 for non-OS members)

Oyster South Membership: Membership in Oyster South, a non-profit 501(c)(3), will be composed of general members (oyster eaters and lovers) and producer members. The symposium is for producer members. Currently, annual membership projected dues are:

Growers (individuals or businesses involved in the day-to-day commercial farming of oysters [;;;;;hatchery, nursery and grow-out];;;;;), $35/year

Students/Educators/Government Employees/Media Members (individuals or institutions involved in education, research, outreach and communication about the farming of oysters, including but not limited to enrolled students, media members, teachers, scientists, state agency employees and Extension agents), $15/year

Related Industry (individuals or businesses involved in industries associated with the farming of oysters, including but not limited to wholesalers, restaurants, seafood markets, gear suppliers, and other vendors -these members must provide a discount of their own choosing to other current, paid members of OysterSouth [;;;;;demonstrated by OS partner card];;;;;), $350/year

Oyster South membership benefits and requirements will be detailed on the Oyster South website. This information is provided here to provide information about the costs of attending the Oyster South Symposium.


Auburn University, Center for Advanced Science Innovation and Commerce (CASIC) (View)
559 Devall Drive
Auburn, AL 36849
United States

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