|Xishuangbanna - March 2012|
|Posted 17 May 2011|
ATBC – Asia Pacific Chapter Annual Meeting 2012
The 2012 Annual Meeting of the ATBC Asia-Pacific Chapter will be held at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan Province, China, from 24-27 March. It will be organized by XTBG and follows successful earlier meetings of the Chapter in Bangkok, Thailand in 2011, Bali, Indonesia (with the main ATBC meeting), in 2010, Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2009, Kuching, Malaysia, in 2008 and Mahabalipuram, India, in 2007. The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, and students from around the Asia-Pacific region under the overall theme of :
‘Understanding and mitigating the impacts of global change in tropical Asia’.
The Annual Meeting of the ATBC Asia Pacific Chapter will be held between 24 to 27 March 2012 at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan Province, China
NEW: Up load your presentations
Child Care arrangements
Child care for children over 3 yrs will be provided by XTBG's kindergarten (approximately 1 km from conference venue and within the XTBG grounds) and is from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (breakfast and lunch are provided). The cost is RMB40 / day. For children younger than 3 yrs arrangements will be made with a private nanny (c.a. RMB100 / day). Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make use of these services.
NEW : Fellowships
Through a grant from the Chinese Academy of Sciences XTBG is offering a limited number of fellowships to participants from lower-income countries. The fellowship are worth RMB 3000 (~$US500) each and will be awarded to participants from lower-income countries presenting a paper (poster or oral) at the meeting. Preference will be given to younger scientists. Applicants should first register for the meeting (registration fee fully refundable) and submit an Abstract. Applications for the fellowships can then be made through the Program for Field Studies in Tropical Asia website (www.pfs-tropasia.org).
Those interesting in chairing a symposium please contact Dr Ferry Slik (email@example.com)
|Country with Low Income||Country with High Income|
|ATBC Member||Before 31 Dec 2011
||$US 120||$US 170|
|After 31 Dec 2011||$US 170
|Non Member||Before 31 Dec 2011||$US 150||$US 200|
|After 31 Dec 2011||$US 200||$US 250|
|Accompanying Guest||$US 120||$US 120|
* Fee includes conference materials; lunch, dinner and coffee breaks; conference excursion on 26th Mar; and transport to and from Jinghong and XTBG.
- Refund policy :
100% refund up to Jan 31st 2012;
80% refund up to Feb 28th 2012 (100% refund for participants who request and are not allocated an Oral presentation);
0% refund after Feb 28th 2012.
Students from Country with Low Income, delivering oral presentation, funding for the registration fee and accommodation may apply for fellowships from the meeting organizers. Preference will be give to those attending workshops and for those presenting their thesis research results. If you need further support for your travel costs please contact your country representative for advice (information on the ATBC website AP chapter page)
Instructions for Presenters
- Talk will be of 15 min plus 5 min for questions
- Posters should be of A0 size portrait
- Invitation letters
XTBG will issue invitation letters for the purposes of obtaining permission from home institutes for travel and applying for a Chinese visa starting 1st February. These will be sent to all registered participants as a scanned letter on institute headed paper. If the embassy requires the original letter and/or an invitation letter with the institutional seal please email firstname.lastname@example.org
XTBG is one hour from Jinghong, Yunnan Province. Shuttle-buses from Jinghong-XTBG will run on 23-24rd Mar and on 28-29 Mar. A taxi costs $250 RMB.
- Option 1 : Fly Bangkok – Jinghong with China Eastern (MU2025 / MU2026)
- Option 2 : Fly via Kunming (many flights/airlines ) and then Kunming – Jinghong (cheaper flights for the domestic leg may be obtained by booking with a domestic company)
- Option 3 : Fly via Kunming (many flights/airlines) and then by bus from Kunming to Jinghong (10 hrs, ~RMB200) (we will arrange with a travel agent for booking buses)
Menglun is a small town and the hotels do not have online booking systems. So all participants must complete a hotel booking form and fax to conference secretariat. Participants are required to pay a $35 refundable deposit for hotel booking.
- Hotel deposit is 100% refundable up until 28th Feb. 2012.
- XTBG Hotel
This is the garden hotel and within 10 mins. walking distance or 5 mins electric shuttle ride of the conference venue.
- Rising Sun Hotel
This hotel is located in Menglun town 10 mins walk from XTBG gate or 40 mins walk from the conference venue. Morning and evening shuttle-buses between the XTBG gate and conference venue will be arranged.
- Chunlin Hotel
This hotel is located 50 m from the XTBG gate, or 30 mins walk from the conference venue. Morning and evening shuttle-buses between the XTBG gate and conference venue will be arranged. This hotel is recommended for students and sharing is required.
Excursions (details to follow)
- 23 March : Trip to Mengla walkway. To register email: <email@example.com> Cost: RMB 635, assuming 10+people)
- 24 March : Garden tour (register on arrival at hotel)
- 26 March : Conference field excursion (register on arrival at hotel)
- 28 March : Trip to Mengla walkway. To register email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cost: RMB 635, assuming 10+people)
Longer Yunnan trips 3-5 days to Dali, Lijang etc (contact Kunming China International Travel Service Ltd. Ms. Cecilia Wang
<email@example.com> or Mr. Zhang Jinqiang <Zhang_kmcits@126.com>)23 March : Trip to Mengla walkway and Dai village
- CAO Min, XTBG, CAS, China (Chair)
- FANG Chongyen
- LI Liming
- Rhett D HARRISON
- YANG Qing
- Ferry SLIK, XTBG-CAS, China (Chair)
- Shin-Ichiro AIBA, Kagoshima University, Japan
- Charles CANNON, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
- CAO Kung-Fang, XTBG, CAS, China
- CHEN Jin, XTBG CAS, China
- Richard CORLETT, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Steven ELLIOT, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
- John KRESS, Smithsonian Natural History Museum, USA
- David LOHMAN, City College of New York--CUNY, USA
- David ROUBIK, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
- Rhett D HARRISON, XTBG, CAS, China (Chair)
- FANG Chunyan
- LI Liming