[Coral-List] 12th ICRS registration fee query

Todd Barber reefball at reefball.com
Thu Jul 14 14:21:13 EDT 2011

Hi Paul,

I second your thoughts on that (way too high to even consider for a
conference, especially in this economy and with currently high travel
prices).  I have been involved with conference organization in the
past for another industry and the number of expected people and the
amount of food does sometimes have a significant impact (i.e. for
example if they are providing all meals) or sometimes organizations
instead of doing the conference in house end up going to outside
organizations to organize it and costs can get inflated for profit
reasons.  I would be interested to know what the formal response to
your question turns out to be.


Todd R Barber
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On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Paul Jones <littlepaul77 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Dear listers,
> I received a brochure today for the 12th International
> Coral Reef Symposium, to be held in Cairns, Australia in July 2012.  I am
>  saddened to say that while my enthusiasm
> for attending the event remains high, my probability of participation took a
> bit of a nose dive once I saw the registration fees.
> Four years ago, in Fort Lauderdale, the early bird registration
> fees were:
> Member/Non-member  - $495 / $545
> Student member/non-member - $275 / $295
> For the 12th ICRS, the early bird fees are (converted
> to US$ for correct comparison):
> Member/Non-member
> -  $995 / $1050
> Student  -  $700
> At a time when funding is tight and grants are scarce, I am
> a little disheartened to see that the registration fees have doubled (and
>  almost
> tripled for students). Obviously I have never been involved in organizing an
> event such as this, but does anyone have any information as to why the fee
>  is
> so high this time?
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