Susan Williams - Celebration of Science, Life & Impact

October 25-27, 2018 – Davis, CA

Please join us to celebrate the life of Susan Williams, Distinguished Professor, and faculty member of the Department of Evolution and Ecology and the Bodega Marine Laboratory of UC Davis.

Susan WilliamsRegistration for this event is now closed.

Hotel reservations in Davis are still available, and typically range $150-200/night

Parking area next to International Center is available for (paid) parking. See map here.

Thursday, 10/25 

UC Davis International Center Lobby

6:00-8:00 pm Welcome Reception - Light refreshments & appetizers will be served

Friday, 10/26 

Celebration of Susan’s Science & Impact
UC Davis International Center Multipurpose Room
Parking area next to International Center is available for (paid) parking passes

  • 9:00-9:30 am Arrival, registration, coffee, tea & light breakfast
  • 9:45 am Opening Remarks
    • Rick Grosberg, UC Davis
  • 10:00 am Session I: Public Engagement & Policy
    • Chair: Jay Stachowicz, UC Davis
    • Rosamond Naylor, Stanford University
    • Christine Sur, U.S. House of Representatives, Rep J. Huffman
    • Frank Mars, Mars Incorporated
    • Maria Brown (via video), Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
    • Dan Howard, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • ​​11:30 am Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Session II: Seagrasses & Seaweeds
    • Chair: Megan Dethier, Univ of Washington
    • Randall Hughes, Northeastern University
    • Brent Hughes, Sonoma State University
    • John Bruno, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2:30 pm Session III: Invasive Species
    • Chair: James Carlton, Williams College
    • Cascade Sorte, UC Irvine
    • Don Strong, UC Davis
  • 4:00 pm Break
  • 4:30 pm Celebration of Susan’s Life
  • 5:30 Appetizers & drinks
  • 6:00 pm Dinner

​​Saturday, 10/27

Day Trip to Bodega Marine Laboratory

  • 8:30 am Buses depart UC Davis
  • 10:30 am Arrival at Bodega Marine Laboratory
  • 10:30-12:00 am Susan’s Impact on BML
  • 12:00 pm Music, Lunch & Stories
  • 1:00 pm Bodega Marine Reserve Guided Tours
  • 2:30 pm Buses depart BML for UC Davis (approximate arrival, 5:00 pm)

We thank the following for support of this event:

  • UC Davis College of Biological Sciences
  • UC Davis Office of Vice Chancellor of Research
  • UC Davis Department of Evolution & Ecology
  • UC Davis Global Affairs
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
  • Coastal & Marine Sciences Institute

Catering by Rossi Catering, Rob Venditti, and Cherrise Hannon, Bodega Marine Laboratory