Thursday, July 10, 2008

Echinoderm Meetings Galore! NAEC, IEC! VIP-LOL!

FIRST! Excitement in Melbourne, FL at the NAEC!!
North American Echinoderm Conference (NAEC)

Where: Melbourne, Florida
When: July 20-25 2008
Who: Your Hosts-Richard Turner (Florida Institute of Technology) & Jim McClintock (U. of Alabama) with special Guest of Honor: John Lawrence
What: The NAEC is intended primarily for colleagues in Canada, the Caribbean region, Central America, Mexico, and the United States of America. It serves this geographic region between meetings of the International Echinoderm Conference, last held in August 2006 at University of New Hampshire.

Small meetings like this one is a great intimate setting for meeting the North American echinoderm scientific community. Especially for students. And in spite of the "North American" part of the name, past NAEC have entertained visitors from MANY continents!

THEN!! The 13th International Echinoderm Conference in Hobart, Tasmania!! January 5-9, 2009

Theme for the 13th IEC is: Echinoderms In a Changing World
Link here to see the site.

Important Dates

Abstracts due 15 Nov 2008
Early registration closes 15 Nov 2008

Registration closes 17 Dec 2008

In 2009 this Conference will be held at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Tasmania (yes that's in Australia)-hosted by Craig Johnson.

Although deadlines remain months away..remember that January is a popular tourist time for that part of the world. Rumor has it that flights are already filling up! So, go get your reservation right now!!

Now, that is more echinoderm fun than you can shake a stick at.

P.S. to Craig-you need a catchy graphic for your conference!!

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