[Coral-List] Fwd: Regarding the registration fee for 12th ICRS

Todd Barber reefball at reefball.com
Sat Jul 16 19:06:21 EDT 2011

Of course, it's not just scientific conventions that are high....all
business trade shows and similar meetings are getting pricey because
more and more they are being replace by people doing business over the
internet and travel costs are skyrocketing due to energy price
increases and increased security costs.

At some point we all need to start considering virtual meetings
(reducing our carbon footprints) using the latest technologies in some
sort of a more formal venue such as virtual posters, on line
interactive presentations etc....I know that does not take the place
of face to face interactions and friend building/networking but
consider how much information has been shared just by this

Just my two cents worth.


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2011/7/16 Jorge H. Pinzón C. <jorgecoral at hotmail.com>:
>> Dear Colleagues
>> Concern with the cost of the 12 ICRS and the comments some of you made
>  about comparisons with other meetings, I decided to spend my morning searching
>  for scientific meetings and their registrations fees. To my surprise the
>  cost of 12 meetings I find is similar to that of the 11ICRS. As you can see in
>  the linked file
>  (http://docs.google.com/demo/edit?id=scAAZeJGvRp5N46zklUKTmV-A&hl=en&dt=spreadsheet#spreadsheet), only the EMBO meeting in Vienna comes
>  close to the 12ICRS. I did not include what the meetings offered with the
>  fee (i.e. meals, receptions) but still the fees are not THAT high. Some may
>  argue these meeting are mostly in the US, however past/future meetings of
>  these societies have also taken place in international locations.
>> It would be nice to heard from the organizing committee the reasons for
>  the HIGH fees and whether or not this was considered when selecting the
> venue location.
>> Jorge
>> On Jul 16, 2011, at 3:53 AM, k.jaya kumar wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I share the concern for the increased registration charges and accept the
>  views
>>> of the Sarah Frias-Torres regarding the early bird registration. it would
>  be
>>> tough time for reef researchers like us to participate 12th ICRS at
>  Cairns. We
>>> felt littel bit comfortable with the registration fees and other
>  arrangements
>>> during 11th ICRS at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
>>> Dr. K. JayakumarAssistant Professor
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