When? June 01 – 03, 2020
Where? Barbados (West Indies)
About Caribaea Initiative
Caribaea Initiative is a non-profit association whose mission is to develop research and higher education on animal biodiversity and wildlife management in the insular Caribbean, in order to increase local expertise and scientific excellence. The association also aims at fostering scientific transnational cooperation between Caribbean and foreign research institutes.
To learn more about Caribaea Initiative, please go to: www.caribaea.org/en/mission/.
About the 2020 Conference
The conference is intended to be a forum for discussing research on animal biodiversity and wildlife management in the insular Caribbean region. It represents a unique opportunity to bring together researchers and conservationists from various horizons. The program will include plenary talks by invited speakers, and oral and poster presentations organized in thematic and general sessions on the study and conservation of the Caribbean fauna.
This fifth edition is co-organized with the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus).
The Conference will run from June 01st to 03rd, 2020.
The social program will include a cocktail dinner party (included in the conference registration fee).
We are pleased to welcome this year the following keynote speakers:
- Dr Penelope Lindeque, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
« Impacts of marine plastic pollution on biota and ecology »
- Dr L. Ruth Rivkin, University of Toronto, Canada
« A roadmap for urban evolutionary ecology »
Call for talks and posters
We welcome researchers coming from different disciplines, including but not limited to, conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, behavioral ecology, systematics, parasitology and population genetics, as well as conservation practitioners and managers of nature reserves.
Abstract submission is now open. Participants are encouraged to give oral or poster presentations.
Abstracts submission deadline: April 15th, 2020
All abstracts received after April 15th will automatically be considered as poster presentations. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Speakers are allowed 15 minutes for presentation + 5 min for questions / discussion. Time will be strictly enforced.
Posters will be vertical B1 standard size (100 cm high x 70.7 cm wide). Besides the specific poster sessions indicated in the scientific program, they will be available to participants during the conference days.
At least one of the authors must be a registered participant at the conference, and attend the conference to present the work. The accepted abstracts will be given to all conference attendees and published on the conference webpage.
>> Download the guidelines here
If you have any questions please contact Miss Anne-Sophie Gicquiaux by e-mail (contact(at)caribaea.org).
Early bird registration (until April 15th):
Members (2020 membership): €300
Regular registration (after April 15th):
Members (2020 membership): €350
* To register as a student you must be a full time under or post-graduate student. Proof will be required, this can be a scan of your student identification card or a letter from your university which can be emailed to us at contact(at)caribaea.org.
The conference registration fees include:
- A conference kit (including printed program & pdf doc with abstracts)
- Access to all conference sessions – 3 days
- Coffee breaks and Lunches (Monday through Wednesday)
- One admission to the banquet dinner
A limited number of conference fee waivers (50% discount on registration rate) will be available to selected scholars and students from Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Participants will need to meet all their own travel, visa (if any), accommodation and subsistence costs. Requests for waivers must be sent before 15 March 2020. Decisions will be communicated by 10 April 2020. Application form can be downloaded from the link below.
>>Download the application form for a conference fee waiver here
The Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Conference would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. A large portion of the conference costs are paid from sponsorships so that we can keep registration fees affordable and provide free registration to students and scholars form low-income countries.
Many sponsorship opportunities come with additional exclusive benefits and recognition opportunities, some of which are listed below. For more details on how sponsors will be recognized contact us at contact(at)caribaea.org.
>Download the Conference Sponsorship Packages here
1)ACCRA BEACH HOTEL (where the conference will take place) offers island or ocean view rooms (single or double rooms at a negotiated price until April 30th and depending on availability)
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, Christ Church BB 15139, Barbados West Indies
For online bookings
Kindly see the below booking link for bookings to be made via website only. The rates are inclusive of room, taxes, room rate levy and buffet breakfast.
Group Direct Booking Link – No login/Attendee Code needed:
Web 3.0 URL: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=2733357&hotelID=74509
Booking Engine 4.0 URL: https://reservations.travelclick.com/74509?groupID=2733357
For Direct Bookings
Group Sales email address: email@example.com. Telephone number: 1 246 435 8920 ext 5401 or 5403.
Kindly provide this reference number « 422388|SELF PAY » when contacting the hotel via email or telephone to make your bookings.
2) BLUE HORIZON HOTEL (5 min walk away from the Accra)
Blue Horizon Hotel, Rockley, BB15137 Bridgetown, Barbade
Phone: +1 246-435-8916
3) SOUTH BEACH HOTEL (5 min walk away from the Accra)
South Beach Hotel, Rockley Main Road, Christ Church BB15139
Phone: +1 246-435-8561
We invite you to book your accommodation as soon as possible.
Visit Barbados – The Official Barbados Tourism Guide: https://www.visitbarbados.org/
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you in Barbados.