2016 Upper Columbia Science Conference Planning – Emily assisted a non-for-profit Rebalance client in planning for a 300+ attendee fisheries science conference the client hosts every 2 years.  The purpose of this conference is to promote communication, understanding, and dialogue about current science among river restoration project implementers, scientists, managers, and the general public.  Emily participated as a conference planner by developing website content, managing submittal of several dozen scientific abstracts, hosting the organization’s Steering Committee meeting, developing the printed conference program and schedule, and communicating with conference vendors and the organization’s donors.