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Mark Pennell
28-08-06, 10:25 AM
17th International Congress of Arachnology

August 5-11, 2007 - São Pedro, Brazil



We cordially invite all arachnologists from around the World to attend the 17th International Congress of Arachnology to be held on August 5 to 11, 2007 at the Hotel Fazenda Colina Verde.

Colina Verde - http://www.hotelcolinaverde.com.br/eng/html/indexEng.html - is located within the touristic area of São Pedro, 180 km from the Capital City of São Paulo. The hotel lies in an area of 200.000 square meters, typically rural, with various native forests and water fountains, with the privilege of being right within the bucolic area of São Pedro, considered the Embroidery Capital.

The scientific programme will include lectures, oral and poster presentations. Lectures will be held in two parallel sessions in lecture halls adjacent to each other. Poster sessions and coffee breaks will be held in a nearby poster hall. Overhead and slide projectors and digital equipment for Power Point Presentations will be available. We can provide facilities for workgroups on request. The programme is not finalised yet, but we hope to include sessions on taxonomy, ecology, physiology, ethology, biogeography, evolution and paleontology. The organisers would welcome any suggestions at this stage. Participants are invited to propose sessions and take part in their organisation. A program of the lectures and sessions, as well as a list of the poster titles that will be presented will be available online as we near the event.

The Proceedings will be published as a special volume of the "The Journal of Arachnology”. Authors must adhere to the directions for submission and publication as outlined in the Journal of Arachnology. These instructions to authors can also be consulted on http://www.americanarachnology.org/JOA.html .

Differently from the previous meetings there will be no mid-congress excursion this year. We will have five full congress days. Information about the Congress will be distributed via e-mail and the Internet. The official web site has the following URL: http://www.ib.usp.br/~ricrocha/ISA17/ISA17.htm Please visit the web site regularly for updates. Those who want to reach the organisers should e-mail isacongress@butantan.gov.br or write to: Laboratório de Artrópodes, Instituto Butantan, c/o Cristina Rheims, Av. Vital Brazil, 1500, 05503-900, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Anyone who wishes to receive the circulars by ordinary mail should request them.

We kindly ask everyone to advertise the meeting where/to whom they think it would be appropriate. Those who consider coming, please fill in the Preliminary Registration Form that can be found at the afficial website.

This is the first time the International Congress is hosted by a South American country. We hope to obtain the same success of the previous meetings and match the success obtained by the IV South American meeting which was held in 2003 at the same location.



Looking forward to see you in São Pedro!!



The organizing comittee