World Congress of Herpetology (fwd)

James Hanken James.Hanken at COLORADO.EDU
Fri Jul 14 11:55:48 EST 1995



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Date: Fri, 14 Jul 95 09:50:00 PDT
From: Rocek, Zbynek <ROCEK at gli.cas.cz>
To: "'VRTPALEO at VM.USC.EDU'" <VRTPALEO at VM.usc.edu>
Subject: World Congress of Herpetology


THIRD WORLD CONGRESS OF HERPETOLOGY
Preliminary Announcement

The Third World Congress of Herpetology will be held in Prague, Czech 
Republic, 2-10 August 1997. It will cover all fields of herpetology, 
including paleoherpetology. The scientific programme will be divided into 2 
parts with one intervening day of professional excursions. It is expected 
that there will be some accompanying events like exhibition in the National 
Museum "Origin and Evolution of European Herpetofauna" where both fossil and 
contemporary amphibians and reptiles will be seen on the backkground of 
European paleogeography. The social programme will include a beer party in a 
medieval Prague brewery, a steambote cruise on the river, and a concert of 
the old Czech music, and even more. A wide choice of 1-day trips into 
various parts of the country for accompanyiong persons will be prepared as 
well. Post-congress tours that are prepared by CBT travel agency will 
include central Asia (e.g. Tashkent and Samarkand), sight-seeings of the 
central-European countries, or Archaeopteryx and ichthyosaurs in the tour 
through south Germany.

First announcement of the Congress with all necessary information  was just 
published as a poster and will be distributed to all institutions that cover 
both herpetology and/or paleoherpetology, and to all national herpetological 
societies. Individuals and other institutions wishing to get one should 
write or e-mail ther mailing addresses to Zbynek Rocek.

It is intended to keep the registration fee as low as possible, in order to 
make participation possible for students.

Zbynek Rocek
Congress Director
Department of Paleontology
Academy of Sciences
Rozvojova 135
165 00 Prague 6 - Suchdol
Czech Republic

Tel.: (++422) 24311421
Fax: (++422) 24311578
E-mail: rocek at gli.cas.cz
World Wide Web: www.gli.cas.cz
Mail server: wch-source at gli.cas.cz




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