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Alumni Receptions

Thursday, October 25
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The convention is a great place to network and become reacquainted with fellow alumni, sharing old, new, and treasured memories. Alumni socials are also a good networking opportunity for students.

Each alumni reception booked at one of the venues below will be listed in the on-site printed program. If you decide to host an alumni event separate from the Thursday night reception or at an off-site location, SAF will include the information in the on-site program as long as it is provided.

Food and beverage minimum requirements will vary by facility and size of space booked. To schedule a reception, contact:

RED LION HOTEL AT THE PARK (~0.6 miles from the convention center)
Valinda Cortez
Director of Catering
Phone: (509) 755.6611
Email: Valinda.Cortez@Redlion.com

There are 13 rooms reserved that can accommodate a variety of group sizes from up to 30 - 100. If you are interested in booking space where you can share a cash bar with other groups, please mention this when you contact Ms. Cortez.

DOUBLETREE by HILTON (connected to convention center)
Tammy Lease
Senior Catering and Event Manager
Phone: (509) 744-2310, direct
Email: tammy.lease@hilton.com

There are 7 rooms reserved that can accommodate a variety of group sizes from up to 60 - 125. If you are interested in booking space where you can share a cash bar with other groups, please mention this when you contact Ms. Lease.

SPOKANE CONVENTION CENTER
Dawn Frey
Phone: (509) 279-7395
Email: dfrey@spokanepfd.org

There is one large room available - it can accommodate up to 500. This venue may be appropriate, if you wish to team up with other institutions to share space, food, cash bar, and etcetera. We suggest that you consider coordinating with other institutions before contacting Ms. Frey.

Should you have questions or need assistance, please contact Carol Redelsheimer at (301) 897-8720 ext. 240 or redelsheimerc@safnet.org

Below is a listing of Alumni Receptions as of September 13, 2012

Noon – 2:00 pmNorth Carolina State UniversityDoubleTree Salons I & II
6:30pm – 8:30pmAuburn UniversityDoubleTree Suite D
6:30pm – 8:30pmColorado State University Red Lion Riverfront Ballroom A
6:30pm – 8:30pm Iowa State University Red Lion Audubon
6:30pm – 8:30pmMichigan Technological University DoubleTree Suite C
6:30pm – 8:30pmNorthern Arizona University Red Lion Finch
6:30pm – 8:30pmOregon State University DoubleTree Salon IV
6:30pm – 8:30pmPenn State DoubleTree Salon II
6:30pm – 8:30pmPurdue UniversityRed Lion Willow 2
6:30pm – 8:30pmState University of New York-ESF Red Lion Riverfront Ballroom D
6:30pm – 8:30pmUniversity of Idaho DoubleTree Salon V
6:30pm – 8:30pmUniversity of Maine Red Lion Riverfront Ballroom D
6:30pm – 8:30pmUniversity of Minnesota Red Lion Willow 1
6:30pm – 8:30pmUniversity of Montana DoubleTree Salon I
6:30pm – 8:30pmUniversity of New Hampshire Red Lion Riverfront Ballroom D
6:30pm – 8:30pmUniversity of Washington Red Lion Riverfront Ballroom B
6:30pm – 8:30pmUtah State University Red Lion Manito
6:30pm – 8:30pmVirginia Tech DoubleTree Salon III
6:30pm – 8:30pmYale University DoubleTree Suite A & B
6:30pm – 8:30pmState of California Forestry Alumni Reception
Cal Poly-SLO NRES
Humboldt State-Forestry and Wildland Resources University of California, Berkeley-College of Natural Resources
Red Lion Ballroom C