[tdwg] TDWG 2016: Call for Abstracts, Registration, Hotels, Excursions

Stanley Blum stanblum at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 22:44:25 CEST 2016

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TDWG Conference 2016

   - Call for abstracts
   - Registration Fees and Schedule
   - Hotels
   - Excursions

Call for AbstractsGeneral Contributions

We invite you to submit abstracts for contributions to the TDWG annual
conference of 2016 <http://www.tdwg.org/conference2016/>, including oral
presentations, computer demonstrations, lightning talks, and posters.
The *deadline
for abstract submission is 6 September 2016.*

Space for oral presentations is limited, so the program committee will use
relevance, quality, and date of submission to make acceptance decisions.
Early submissions may be given preference, and some authors may be asked to
prepare posters instead of oral presentations.
Contributions to existing Symposia or Workshops

Accepted symposia and workshops are listed on the page listing Categories
for Invited and General Contributions
Some of these are open to outside contributions, while others are full.  If
your contribution is relevant to a symposium, you may ask the organizers to
consider adding your presentation to their program. Please see the
symposium/workshop abstract for an indication of whether outside
contributions will be considered.
How to submit an abstract

Use the call for papers link
<https://mbgserv18.mobot.org/ocs/index.php/tdwg/tdwg2016/schedConf/cfp> to
submit your abstract (see also here
<https://mbgserv18.mobot.org/ocs/index.php/tdwg/tdwg2016>). You must have
an account on our conference management system to submit an abstract.
Accounts from previous years are still active. Please read the author
submitting your abstract.

You should receive an email confirmation that your abstract has been
submitted successfully. Contributing authors must be available to
correspond with the Program Committee until the abstract is accepted.
While the final deadline for abstracts is 6 September 2016, the Program
Committee intends to inform authors of their decision within 2-3 weeks of
Registration Fees and Schedule

The registration fees are provided for convenience here, but please check
main conference web page (http://www.tdwg.org/conference2016#registration)
for the most current information.
Registration Period
and Duration Registration
and Membership   Members (2016
Dues Already Paid)
Early: before Aug 01 $500   $425
Normal: Aug 01 - Nov 06 $550   $475
Late: Nov 07 and later $600   $525

Registration includes: TDWG membership, the welcoming reception, daily
transportation between the hotels and conference venue, lunch during the
week, and conference banquet.  Registration will be open by mid-June.
Register as soon as possible to secure the best rate.

A daily-rate of $120/day will be available to those who cannot attend the
full meeting (does not include membership).
Students currently enrolled in a degree program may request a special
student rate -- membership fee waiver and a further discount of $50 off the
early rate ( $375) from the TDWG Treasurer (treasurer [at] TDWG [dot] org.

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at four hotels in La Fortuna.  Single
room rates range from $55 to slightly over $100 per night.  Find details
at:  http://www.tdwg.org/conference2016/hotels/

We are very pleased to announce that the Organization for Tropical Studies
(OTS) is offering TDWG participants four (4) different multi-day excursions
to world-renowned biodiversity destinations guided by their own
biodiversity experts.

http://www.tdwg.org/conference2016/excursions/   Our current understanding
is that all tours will take place in parallel after the conference.  Also
note, the Osa Peninsula tour leaves at 6 AM from San Jose, probably on
Sunday morning.  More information and booking instructions will be posted
on the web site as it emerges.

Hope to see you in Costa Rica!

-Stan Blum (on behalf of the Program Committee)
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