Caution Re: Int.'l Conference on Marine Tourism and Coral Reef Conservation

Reef-99 reef99 at
Thu Sep 9 07:33:37 EDT 1999

Dear Mr. Colwell,

Thank you very very much for your reminder ,we are very sorry for the
mistake in our website.The designer was using an old TENTATIVE PROGRAM
,although we contacted all those speakers by Fax.,but unfortunately no
response of some proposed speakers until today,even we contacted you in
July.  The TENTATIVE PROGRAM will be immediately changed and you will find
more reputable and honorable speakers on the list.

Mr. Colwell, I'm very grateful for your attention on this Conference and
hoop to see you in Bali.

Ron Scipio
OC Secretary

CoralReefA at wrote:

> In a message dated 9/2/99 4:18:14 AM, reef99 at wrote:
> Bali International Convention Center (BICC)
> BALI =96 INDONESIA,  December 1 - 3, 1999>>
> Dear Coral-listers,
> Although many reputable and honorable people are listed as the organizers and
> sponsors of this conference, and I do not have any first hand information
> about the conference, I became a little uncomfortable when I contacted two of
> the speakers listed in the proposed program schedule on the website and
> neither of them -- to their knowledge -- had even been contacted by the
> conference organizers and they certainly had not agreed to participate as
> speakers.  Perhaps this was just an oversight by the person creating the
> website, but I believe the conference organizers should clarify who has
> agreed to participate in the Conference as a speaker before listing them on
> the proposed program.
> The topic of Marine Tourism and Coral Reef Conservation is a very important
> one that needs a great deal of discussion and action, and a conference like
> this could play a very important role, but we need to avoid needless
> misunderstandings and disappointment by promising more than may be delivered.
> It would be very useful if the conference organizers could confirm by email
> the speakers who have definitely agreed to participate and specify in their
> website who is confirmed and who is not.
> Sincerely,
> Stephen Colwell
> Executive Director
> CORAL - The Coral Reef Alliance
> "Working together to keep coral reefs alive"
> Address: 64 Shattuck Square, Suite 220
> Berkeley, CA 94704
> tel:  510-848-0110
> fax: 510-848-3720
> email: SColwell at
> web site:

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