Friday, July 12th, 2019

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Pre-Conference Field Trips (must have pre-registered). All field trips depart from the Lodge.

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Conference Registration at Lodge in Lobby

Note: A Friday evening meal is not included in the cost of the conference. However, to ease potential congestion, the Lodge will offer a special buffet meal from 5:00 – 7:30 PM in the restaurant. This will allow conference participants to get in and out of dinner quickly. If you wish to partake in this meal, please call the lodge in advance and make dinner reservations. You can reach them at 740.858.6621.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Activities! Enjoy some light snacks and cash bar while visiting our wonderful vendors and displays and catching up with your fellow Mothapaloozians!

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
“Mothology 101” – Mothing Introduction and Refresher by Mike Gilligan – Shawnee Lodge Ballroom

Sam Jaffe of The Caterpillar Lab  leads a fun walk around the lodge grounds looking for caterpillars!

Sooty-Winged Chalcoela; Artwork by Ann Geise

7:45 PM – 8:00 PM Shawnee Lodge Ballroom
Welcome by Jim McCormac

8:00 PM – 8:20 PM Presentation on this year’s Conference Moth – Sooty-winged Chalcoela – Jim McCormac

8:20 PM – 9:20 PM
Keynote: Jason Dombroskie presents: Stunning, Mighty & Small – The Micromoths of Ohio

9:20 PM – 9:30 PM
Instructions for mothing, announcements – Jim McCormac, Elisabeth Rothschild, Judy Ganance

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

7:30 AM
Bird Walk around lodge. Coffee will be available in the lobby at 7:00 AM.

Note: Due to the nocturnal nature of the conference, there is no scheduled Saturday breakfast. The lodge restaurant is offering a breakfast buffet for our participants from 8:00 – 9:30 AM for those wishing to partake. However please contact the Lodge in advance at 740.858.6621 to make reservations so they know how many guests to expect.

10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Daytime Field trips as chosen during registration with Picnic Lunches. Limited water will be available; please bring a full water bottle with you.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Rest time! Take a nap, visit our vendors; bid on the silent auction before bidding closes at 7:30 tonight. Enjoy a little free time. You’re welcome. 🙂

4:00 – 5:30 PM – Ballroom
Super-Special General Session for Everyone! – Doug Tallamy will begin the session with a 20-minute talk and Sam Jaffe will follow with his presentation on, what else, caterpillars! If you have ever heard either of these two speak, you know you are in for a MAJOR treat. If you have not, then definitely, don’t miss it! More details will follow.

6:00 – 7:30 PM
Italian Buffet on the deck! Just be sure to be done eating by 7:30 so you can get dessert in the lobby!

7:30 – 8:00 PM
Dessert served in the Lobby – Silent Auction Results Announced; Vendor Areas Open!

8:00 – 08:20 PM Shawnee Lodge Ballroom

8:20 – 9:20 PM
Keynote: Alma Solis Presents: Mysteries of Pyraloidea (snout moths) Revealed

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Sunday, July 14th, 2019
7:00 AM – Coffee Available in the Lobby

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Shawnee Lodge Ballroom
Full buffet breakfast

9:30 AM – Closing Remarks and ID Session: Jim McCormac, MaLisa Spring & Derek Hennen
Join us as we share photos from the conference. We will look at the spectacular moths seen, rare flora and fauna from the field trips, and general views from the conference. Tricky ID’s will be covered. Experts will help solve identification mysteries, and provide tips for identifying moths. We’ll sprinkle more common species throughout, as a refresher for everyone. There may even be some caterpillars involved.

Photos will be reviewed on the giant screen in the Ballroom while we sip coffee and relax, and it should be a great way to cap another Mothapalooza.

10:30 AM
Conference Wrap-Up