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Fw: A Reminder about the Xth International Aroid Conference (fwd)

  • Subject: Fw: A Reminder about the Xth International Aroid Conference (fwd)
  • From: Steve Marak <samarak@gizmoworks.com>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:50:49 -0500 (CDT)


The note below is actually from Tom Croat, but was lost in cyberspace for 
a day or so - please note that the deadline is just a few days away.


-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Subject: Fw: A Reminder about the Xth International Aroid Conference

Dear Aroiders:
          I just wanted to send out an announcement that the time is soon 
approaching when you need to register for the Xth International Aroid 
Conference in Nancy, France.  The deadline for early registration is March 
31st.  I am sure that many of you intend to go but like me have forgotten 
about this deadline.  The price is 85 Euros but will then become 100 Euros 
after the 31st.  This is really a good deal if you consider that it covers 
the cost of the meetings, as well as Breakfasts, coffee breaks and 
lunches.  Please remember also that they are making cheap accommodations 
available at the University housing for only 22 Euros.  Nancy is very easy 
to get to.  Just take the train from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to 
Gare 'l Est, then go by bullet train to Nancy.  We will have more explicit 
schedules available before you arrive.  For those of you who attended the 
1999 International Aroid Conference here in St. Louis, the conference we 
held in Kunming, China or the conference we had in Kunming, Sarawak I 
don't need to emphasize how much fun this will be but I think that this is 
something you should not miss.  Nancy is a marvelous city, small enough to 
get around in quickly yet filled with mystery and fun things.  The Nancy 
Botanical Garden and the adjacent University are really wonderful places.  
I was astonished with the aroid collection when I first went there the 
first time and it is even better today.  The banquet for the conference 
will be held in the famous Hotel de Ville, the fabulous residence of the 
city government on Place Stanislaus, one of the wonders of Europe.  The 
palace is akin to Versailles Palace near Paris.  It will be a memorable 
event.  So make plans to attend and be sure to register for the conference 
before March 31st to save 15 Euros.  We have a educational 3 days of 
presentations planned and a trip to the Vosges Mountains to visit the 
beautiful gardens of Chitelet and Calla palustris populations.  There will 
no doubt be many of our European aroiders present for the first time.

          I enclose a link here to see more details for those who might 
have missed this on the first sending or for those you who might not have 
saved it or lost it.  Check out the details of the conference, the 
schedule of papers and the social events and act on this right away.

Tom Croat

P.A. Schulze Curator
Missouri Botanical Garden
From: carine drechsler [Carine.Drechsler@jardin-bota.uhp-nancy.fr]
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 4:24 AM
To: Tom Croat
Cc: jpcferry2@wanadoo.fr
Subject: link
Dear Tom,

the link for the International Aroid Conference is :
Sincerely yours


Herbier des Conservatoire et Jardins botaniques de Nancy

Xth International Aroid Conference
Nancy Botanical Garden, France, 8-10 July 2009
(pour en savoir plus : www.jardinbotaniquedenancy.eu)

Conservatoire et Jardins botaniques de Nancy
100 rue du Jardin Botanique
54 600 Villers-lès-Nancy
Tél : 03 83 41 47 47 / Fax : 03 83 27 86 59

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