JARDÍN BOTÁNICO LANKESTER Fundación Charles H.
MESOAMERICAN SEMINAR ON ORCHIDOLOGY AND CONSERVATION
San José, Costa Rica • May 21-25, 2003
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NEOTROPICAL ORCHIDOLOGY
The Universidad de Costa Rica and the Jardín Botánico Lankester invite you to take part to an outstanding meeting on Neotropical orchidology.
The most recognized specialists worldwide will discuss topics related to orchid conservation from a broad perspective, including recent advances in orchid phylogeny, population genetics, information and data management, and pollination biology.
Attendees may participate to social and cultural activities, including Gala Dinner, visit to to the Jardín Botánico Lankester and a field trip to the wet, lower montane forest of Tapantí National Park
The 1st International Conference of Neotropical Orchidology is organized by the Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica, and sponsored by the Charles H. Lankester Foundation. All lectures and workshops will take place in the “Ciudad Científica” of the University of Costa Rica.
Main objective of the Conference is to stress the importance of public awareness about the global themes related to orchid conservation, as well as to gather in Costa Rica specialists in conservation, academics, researchers, conservationists, orchid lovers, producers and sellers, officers of the Government agencies, scholars and general public, in order to understand the mechanisms of species threatens, promote basic research and develop actual conservation actions.
The thematic sessions of the Conference will be the following:
• Global perspectives on conservation
Tuesday, May 20th
Wednesday, May 21st
Thursday, May 22nd
Friday, May 23rd
Saturday, May 24th
Sunday, May 25th
Together with the Conference works, the 3rd Meeting of the
Regional Mesoamerican Orchid Specialist Group, IUCN/SSC, will
take place, with the objectiv to carry out the calendar of acti-vities
planned in the former meetings, to identify research topics and
priority actions related to the concerned region, and to direct
recommendations to the public.
The official languages are English and Spanish. Translation services will be provided for conferences and possibly for workshops.
Calaway H. Dodson
Robert L. Dressler
Alec M. Pridgeon
Raymond L. Tremblay
Norris H. Williams
INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
Abstract Format. Purpose of the abstract is to exactly define the subject of presentation for potential inclusion into the conference or posters program. The text of the abstract should be a single paragraph, and should not contain any figures, literature references, acknowledgements, etc. Posters will be presented in poster sessions, and authors are expected to attend their respective sessions to answer questions during the scheduled times. A brief personal profile (not exceeding 100 words) is required from the presenting author and must be attached to the abstract.
Please fullfill the following format. This is very important to receive more information.
I want to attend as: Attendant Lecturer
N. of accompanying people:
Please, send this page to one of the following addresses:
Jorge Warner Carlos Ossenbach
For intended lecturers only: please, send copy of this page to the following address:
Fee for the Conference is US$ 100.00, Professors US$ 80.00, Students US$ 40.00. Inscriptions received before December 31, 2002, will benefit of 15% off.
The Gala Dinner and the Field Trip will have a separate cost. You will be informed.
Inscriptions can be paid by the following methods:
1. By check (colones or dollars), payable to “FUNDACIÓN CHARLES H. LANKESTER”,
2. Local wire transfers to the Foundation’s accounts:
ō Account NĽ 735502628 (colones), or
ō Account Nľ 745502718 (dollars) at the BANCO DE CRÉDITO CENTROAMERICANO (BANCENTRO)
3. International wire transfers to account
BANCO INTERNACIONAL DE COSTA RICA
You must always state the following in the wire transfer:
For credit to account Nľ 100501228 of the Banco de Crédito Centroamericano (BANCENTRO), San José, Costa Rica. For final credit to account Nľ 745502718 of Fundación Charles H. Lankester.
If you make a deposit or a wire transfer, please indicate
clearly your name and