[Coral-List] DEADLINE for 11th ICRS Education & Outreach Opportunities!
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fretwelc at nova.edu
Tue Mar 11 13:39:37 EDT 2008
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REMINDER: March 14 is the Deadline to submit applications to give
presentations or demonstrations to the public in the Outreach &
Education Program at the 11th ICRS!
For more information, please see below.
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TO ALL CORAL REEF CONSERVATION, OUTREACH, AND EDUCATION COLLEAGUES:
This is an invitation and announcement of exciting opportunities for
your organization to reach an estimated audience of 2,500
international scientists, policy makers, managers, and
conservationists by participating in the upcoming 11th International
Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) in Fort Lauderdale (see
http://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/index.html), July 7-11, during the
2008 International Year of the Reef (IYOR; see http://www.iyor.org/).
Key focuses of this symposium include the challenges that climate
change, overfishing, and pollution pose to coral reefs. The ICRS is
the worlds major coral reef science meeting, held only once every 4
years, where attendees gather to present research and to share ideas
on how to best advance coral reef science, management, and
conservation. Your organization MUST be there! For details, please
see below. Thank you.
Please distribute this notice widely. We look forward to your
participation. See you there!
Education Center Committee
Exciting 11th ICRS Outreach OPPORTUNITIES!!!
Participate as an Exhibitor at the ICRS (Inside booth, $1,995;
Corner booth, $2,195. Discounted rates for organizations that meet the
requirements given for Non-Profit Organizations, Governmental
Agencies, Non-Governmental Agencies, Universities and Education
Display are $550 for a corner 10' x 10' booth (if available) and $500
for an inside 10' x 10' booth.). See
http://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/exhibits.html for more details.
Participate as an Education Center Exhibitor (same rates for
Non-Profit Organizations, Governmental Agencies, Non-Governmental
Agencies, Universities and Education Displays given above). See
http://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/education.html for more details.
Participate as an Education Center Program Presenter or
Demonstrator in a 1- or 2-h presentation or demonstration for the
general public, during the ICRS. An area has been set aside for oral
presentations and short-term exhibits/demonstrations, including
tables, microphone, screen, data projector. Only a limited number of
time slots are available. Submit applications by March 14
(instructions found below*). Notification of acceptance will be
emailed approximately March 25.
Participate as a Contributor to the Education Center
Resource-Sharing Library. Table space will be provided for a maximum
of two items of informational, educational, or outreach material of
potential interest to educators, students, and the general public from
each contributing organization. Materials not approved by the
Education Center Committee (ECC) may be removed and destroyed without
notice. For approval details, please contact the ECC, via
Christopher.Boykin at dep.state.fl.us .
Participate as a Sponsor of the 11th ICRS. Event and General
Sponsorships are available. Please see
http://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/sponsorships.html for details.
Please Note: Literature and other approved materials will be limited
to distribution from a designated exhibit booth only. No commercial
material of any type will be distributed from the Education Center.
Nothing may be distributed in the exhibit area aisles, from any other
booth, or in the hallways, corridors, or meeting rooms, at the
convention center or any of the hotels.
* Education Center Program Presenters: To be considered for
inclusion in the Schedule of Presentations, no later than March 14,
please submit the following information in an email message with ICRS
ECC Presentation in the subject line to
Christopher.Boykin at dep.state.fl.us . Please include the following
information: (1) contact name and affiliation; (2) specify whether
oral presentation (talk, slide show, etc.) or demonstration (exhibit,
experiment, lesson plan(s), student activity(ies), PSA or other video
loop, etc.; (3) total length of time needed for set-up, presentation,
questions, feedback, and break down: choose 30 minutes, 1 hour, or
2 hours; (4) topic; (5) additional (rental) equipment; (6) intended
audience; and (7) the benefit you anticipate this audience will receive.
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