|3rd WORKSHOP ON ICHNOTAXONOMY|
|Prague, Jevíčko, September 4 – 9, 2006|
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT / CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
|PRELIMINARY TIME SCHEDULE|
|September 3, 2006 - registration: 12.00 - 18.00 - National Museum,|
September 4, 2006 - registration: 09.00 - 18.00 - National Museum: opening ceremony, talks, visit to collections including type material of K. Sternberg, A. Fritsch, J. Barrande, I. Chlupáč and others; optional social program in Prague
September 5, 2006 - registration: 08.00 - 12.00 - National Museum: 09.00 - 12.00 talks and posters, 13.00-19.00: visits to collections in Bílina (type material of Z. Dvořák and R. Mikuláš) and Louny (unique traces in fossil wood including a woodpecker nest)
September 6, 2006 - Morning: Departure from Prague to Jevíčko at Brno; accommodation; afternoon: visit of collection in the Moravec Castle – type material of M.Plička and Z.Novák
September 7, 2006 - 9.00 - 18.00: talk and discussion sessions in Jevíčko, Hotel Morava
September 8, 2006 - 9.00 - 11.30: talk and discussion sessions in hotel Morava; 13.00 - 19.00 afternoon: visit to Brno (type material of M. Plička), closing party
September 9, 2006 - Departure from Jevíčko via Olomouc (type collection of I. Pek) to Prague; end of the workshop
|Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2006|
Deadline for early registration: May 31, 2006
Deadline for accommodation booking: July 5, 2006
Institute of Geology
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Attn.: Dr. Radek Mikuláš
165 00 Prague 6
Phone: + 420 233 087 219
Fax: + 420 220 922 670
Dr. Andrew K. Rindsberg
Geological Survey of Alabama
420 Hackberry Lane
PO Box 869999
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-69999
Conference Partners Prague Ltd.
Attn.: Martin Zein
120 00 Prague 2
Phone: + 420 224 262 108 - 9
Mobile phone: + 420 777 616 577
Fax: + 420 224 261 703
Scientific programme & call for abstracts:
|September 4 - 5, 2006: National Museum, Václavské náměstí 68, Prague 1. National Museum is
situated on the top of the Wenceslas square in the centre of Prague. In the close vicinity, there is a
metro station "Museum" (lines A and C). To the historical centre of the town you can get easily by
September 6 – 9, 2006: Hotel Morava, Palackého nám. 12, Jevíčko (discrict of Olomouc)
|Official language of the workshop is English.|
|REGISTRATION DESK AT THE WORKSHOP VENUE IN NATIONAL MUSEUM|
|During the workshop in Prague, the secretariat and the registration desk will be located at the National
Museum, in the foyer of the lecture hall with the following time schedule:|
Sunday, September 3, 2006 - 12.00 - 18.00
Monday, September 4, 2006 - 09.00 - 18.00
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 08.00 - 09.00
|Louny + Bilina|
Tuesday, 5 September 2006
|Jevicko, Brno, Olomouc|
Sunday, September 6 - Saturday, September 9, 2006
|Early registration (before May 31, 2006)|
350 EUR per person in double room (*)
400 EUR per person in single room (*)
Late registration (after May 31, 2006)
450 EUR per person in double room (*)
500 EUR per person in single room (*)
On - site registration (September 3 – 5, 2006)
600 EUR per person in double room (*)
650 EUR per person in single room (*)
(*= accommodation during the field trip)
For registration of accompanying persons please contact the workshop secretariat.
|REGISTRATION FEE COVERS|
|Scientific sessions, excursion incl. transport, field trip (incl. transport and accommodation)|
4 x coffee breaks / 6 x luncheons (on trips: lunchpaques, on lessons: served lunch)
Closing party on Friday, September 8, 2006
|Registration is possible on-line or by sending in the registration form by mail or fax.|
1. For on-line registration you can fill out the electronic registration form on the conference website.
2. Alternatively: you can mail or fax the completed registration form (PDF) to the conference secretariat.
Your data inserted in on–line forms are protected (Thawte certificate). Payment of the early registration fee must be received by May 31, 2006. Registration forms received without appropriate remittance will not be accepted as an early registration. A receipt will be mailed to those who have forwarded the registration fee, as confirmation of registration.
Inscription of your credit card data through the internet is SSL certified. To qualify for the discounted early registration fee, a completed Registration form (including payment) must be received by May 31, 2006 by the workshop secretariat. A Registration form received without appropriate remittance will not be accepted as an early registration. Registration is only valid after receipt of the registration fee. Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt your registration fee.
|Payment in EUR should be made in one of the following ways:|
1. By bank draft, specifying the name of the sender, to the account of Conference Partners Prague Ltd., account number: 176970780/0300 or IBAN Number: CZ64 0300 0000 0001 7697 0780, Československá obchodní banka a.s., Anglicka 20, Prague 2, BIC code: CEKOCZPP
2. By credit card (VISA, Eurocard/MasterCard), providing the necessary information indicated in the appropriate spaces in the Registration form.
If money is transferred by bank draft, a copy of the bank order must be sent to the Workshop secretariat. Please note that the registrant must take care of all bank charges for the bank draft.
An official receipt of all payments will be a part of the workshop kit.
|CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION AND REFUNDS|
|Any cancellation must be notified in writing to the Workshop secretariat. The registration fee will be
refunded after the deduction of 30 % if participation is cancelled prior to July 5, 2006. No refund will
be possible after this date but complete documentation will be sent to the address of the delegate.|
|REFRESHMENT AND LUNCHEONS|
|Refreshments and lunches are included in the registration fee. Refreshment during the excursion or
trip will be provided by lunch packets.|
|CLIMATE AND DRESS CODE|
|The weather at the beginning of September is usually nice but unpredictable. Temperatures of around
20°C can be expected. We recommend that you bring an umbrella and a light coat for day/evening
time. Informal dress will be suitable for all workshop activities.|
Prague Ruzyně Airport, located 15 km from the city, is served by many international lines. The cost of a taxi from Ruzyně Airport to the city is at present about 20 - 25 EUR. Shuttle bus service operates as well. City bus No. 119 will take you from the airport to the metro line "A" terminal "Dejvicka".
Prague can easily be reached by rail. If you arrive by train, you will find a metro station on line C at the Central Railway Station or at the Holešovice Railway Station.
Prague has a comprehensive network of city transportation consisting of metro, trams and buses. Single tickets can be purchased at most newspaper stands and the coin machines at metro stations.
|Most of the major car rental companies have their offices in Prague. Detailed information is available
at the Workshop secretariat. We strictly recommend making reservations in advance.|
|OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION|
|An official letter of invitation can be sent upon request. It must be understood that such a letter cannot
grant any financial support.|
|Participants from the most European countries and the USA can enter the Czech Republic without a
visa. Other participants are advised to check requirements at the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the
Czech Republic and to make their own arrangements. Detailed information can be found on
www.mzv.cz under English version, link "Travel and Living Abroad".|
|The Organizing committee will not accept any liability for personal injuries or loss or damage of
property belonging to workshop participants. Kindly check your personal insurance.|
|In the Czech Republic, the electricity supply is 220 V, 50 Hz.|
|Friday, September 8, 2006: Closing party|
19.30 – 23.00Hotel Morava, Jevíčko
Included in the registration fee of registered participants.
|Accommodation for participants has been reserved at hotels of several categories.
Kindly note that all capacities are limited and all requests will be
considered in order of receipt. We kindly ask you to indicate your second choice in the accommodation
form. Requests received after July 15, 2006 will be confirmed only within remaining possibilities.|
|To book accommodation, a completed accommodation form should be sent by mail or by fax
to the organizing secretariat. On-line reservation is also available.
Inscription of your credit card data through the internet is SSL certified (Thawte certificate).|
|Reservation will be guaranteed only after receipt of the first night deposit. The balance of the hotel
account will have been settled by July 15, 2006.|
|Any cancellation must be notified in writing to the organizing secretariat. The payment of
accommodation will be refunded in accordance with the following cancellation fees:
Cancellation within 59 – 30 days prior to arrival: 50 % of the whole booking value
Cancellation within 29 – 15 days prior to arrival: 80 % of the whole booking value
Cancellation within 14 – 3 days prior to arrival: 90 % of the whole booking value
Cancellation within 2 – 0 days prior to arrival: 100% of the whole booking value|
|Confirmation of Reservation|
|Your booking will be confirmed upon the receipt of your Accommodation form and the hotel deposit.
The hotel voucher will be sent by airmail after receipt of the total amount. Reservation changes should
be made directly to the organizing secretariat and NOT to the hotels.|
|Prices and VAT|
|The prices indicated in the Accommodation form are based on Czech Crowns (CZK) and are per one
room and one night, including breakfast, VAT and city fees. In case of exchange rate changes by more
than 5% Conference Partners Prague Ltd. has the right to modify prices.|
FOR EUROPEAN UNION ONLY! Participants are obliged to indicate in the Accommodation and Tours forms the VAT number if the payment is made by a company or institution.
|Delegates can book by one of the following ways:|
1. Fill in the Electronic Accommodation form (*).
2. Download, fill in and send to the Workshop secretariat by mail or fax the Accommodation form (PDF).
(*) Inscription of your credit card data through the internet is SSL certified.
The accommodation at the fild trip in the Hotel Morava in Jevíčko is a part of the registration fee.
|ACCOMMODATION DURING THE FIELD TRIP (September 6-9, 2006)|