I'm a graduate student in the Pacific Northwest. My class insect collection is currently in Gainesville, FL, for grading purposes for a class. I'm trying to get it back to the West Coast, so I can pick it up, and decrease shipping damage.
Please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are driving to ESA, in Austin, from Gainesville, Florida, or driving from the west coast, ie: California/New Mexico/Colorado, and might be willing to transport my collection from the meeting.
I will be happy to reimburse some of your travel expenses!