First Announcement



October 18-20, 2013

Casey Conference Center, Whidbey Island

Coupeville, Washington


The 27th Northwest Algal Symposium (NWAS) will meet on the weekend of October 18-22, 2013 at Seattle Pacific University’s Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island in Coupeville, Washington.  The symposium will include a range of oral and poster presentations pertaining to the many aspects of phycological research being conducted in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.  The NWAS will provide the usual relaxed and informal environment for students and professionals alike to meet old colleagues, exchange ideas and make new contacts and friends.  Awards will be presented for the best student poster and best oral presentation. 


Housing for a limited number of participants and meals will be available at Camp Casey.  The historic buildings at Camp Casey help maintain the unique ambiance of Whidbey Island we’ve all come to appreciate over the years!   Additional housing will be available by individual arrangement at a variety of hotels and campsites in the Coupeville area located about10 minutes away from Camp Casey.  The Saturday evening banquet, auction and distinguished lecture will be held at the Officer’s Club at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station located 15 minutes from Camp Casey.  Dr. Fred Short will entertain and inform us as the invited speaker this year.


Please mark your calendars and inform your colleagues now!  Future announcements will be circulated by email and announced on ALGAE-LIST.  In addition, information and registration forms will be posted on the NWAS website  ( in later August, 2013.  The 2nd Announcement will be available in September, including registration forms, instructions for accommodations & meals, directions and a call for abstracts.  Registration & Abstract deadlines will be September 27, 2013.


For further information about the 27th NWAS, please contact Rob Fitch (, (509) 682-6755) or Tim Nelson (, (206) 281-3640).


We look forward to an exciting, enjoyable and productive meeting for all participants! 


Sincerely yours,


Tim Nelson & Rob Fitch