[Taxacom] IV SYMPOSIUM OF NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS
Pavel Oriol Rodriguez Vaz
pavel at mnhnc.inf.cu
Fri Mar 8 09:10:46 CST 2013
My dearest friends:Here you have all the deatils of the next international
scientists related to nature and biodiversity. He hope to hear soon about
and meet each other here in Havana during this appointment. It is a good
to see us.
Please, we need very much that also you resend this emailto all your
possible colleagues, so we ensure the needed quantity of interested persons
our event, to be reached and advised on time for it.
We thanks in advance your help.Greetings
Pável Oriol Rodríguez Vázquez
IV SYMPOSIUM OF NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMSHavana,
Cuba , July
8-12th, 2013The Cuban National Museum
of Natural History (MNHNC) calls for participation in its IV Symposium of
Natural History Museums, to be held as part of the Environment Convention,
the purpose of providing a space for the updating, analysis, and discussion
issues related to natural history and its museology, as well as to promote
exchange of experience and joint efforts among participating
ØEvolution and species.
ØDistribution of wild species.
ØOrigins and distribution of cultivated
in natural history museums
ØConservation of collections in tropical
ØMonetary assessment of museum specimens.
ØExperiences and challenges in collections
ØRestoration as a function of heritage.Honorary President:Gilberto Silva
Taboada, Curator Emeritus of the MNHNC
Organizing Committee:President, Dr. Reinaldo
Rojas Consuegra (MNHNC Director); VicePresident, Lic. Esther
Pérez Lorenzo (MNHNC Vice Director for Museology and
Communication); Secretary, Layne
García Castellanos; other members, Regla Balmori Álvarez and
Yasmín Peraza Diez
Scientific Commitee:Dr. Giraldo Alayón
García, Dr. Luis M. Díaz Beltrán, Dr. Antonio López Almirall, MSc. Iván
Rodríguez, MSc. Frances
García Jiménez, Lic. Esteban Gutiérrez
Cubría, and Lic.Joao G. Martínez López.
and communication in natural history museums
ØContribution of museums to formal
ØExperiences and challenges in nonformal
ØPre-and postgraduate teaching.
ØExhibit development. Challenges.
ØCommunicating with museum visitors through
ØSocial research and evaluation.
ØCommunication and information in knowledge
ØExperiences in communitary work.
ØMuseums as spaces for community
ØThe species in paleontological research.
ØGeo- and bioevents.
ØTaphonomy and its applications.
ØInterpretation of geological record.
ØClimate history and paleoenvironments.PARTICIPANTSMuseologists, curators,
researchers, conservators, social communicators, or any other type of
specialist working at cultural, educational, or scientific
For further information, contact: Layne
Organizing Committee IV Symposium of Natural History
Obispo no.61 e/ Oficios y Baratillo, Plaza de Armas,
Habana Vieja, Cuba, CP. 10100.
Phone: (537) 863-2687; e-mails:eventos at mnhnc.inf.cu,colab at mnhnc.inf.cu.Types
The Convention includes
several types of meetings: congresses, colloquies, symposia, and work-shops.
Those interested may contribute by means of oral presentations and
posters.Oral presentations will
be limited to 15 minutes, and organized as approved for panel discussions,
round tables, or special thematic sessions.Posters must be designed
in a 95 x 150 cm
(width x height) format, and their date and hour of presentation will be
in the scientific program. Authors must attend their posters at the
time in order to answer possible questions from participants.Authors may
their preferred type of presentation (oral or poster) to the Scientific
Committee; but the Committee has the right to decide and will inform authors
publication of papers
in contributing oral presentations or posters must send an abstract in
English, or Portuguese toconvencion at ama.cu(with copy to the contact person
of the specific meeting where they intend to
present their work), indicating the corresponding congress or colloquy and
their choice for type of presentation. Abstracts must be sent to the
Committee before February 28th (2013) by Cuban participants,
and before March 31st (2013) by foreign participants. Before
April 15th (2013) the Organizing Committee will inform authors
about acceptance of their abstracts and type of presentation decided.Once
the abstract is
accepted, authors willing to have their whole papers published in the
of the meeting (in electronic format with ISBN) must send them to the
Committee before May 20th (2013). Publication of papers
received after that date is not guarantied.
Specifications for abstract presentation
edited) must clearly and briefly express the objectives and scope of the
basic procedures, methods, main results, and conclusions. Images, tables,
graphs, formulas, complex symbols, and acronyms must not be included. Do not
write the word “Abstract”.
·Presentation as a single
block in Microsoft Word, using Arial 12 points with simple interlining, on
A4, with 2.5 cm
margins on both sides; not exceeding one page (250 words), saved in Word
in upper case bold face, left flushed, and not longer than 20 words; with
numerical reference to foot-note in italics, as follows: Presented at the IV
Symposium of Natural History
Museums, as part of the IX International Convention on Environment and
Development, held in Havana, Cuba, July 8-12th, 2013.
·Name of author (in Arial
12 points) left flushed and 12 points below title. More than one author must
follow each other separated by commas. For each author, a numerical
to foot-note indicating institutional affiliation, country, and email.
·From 3 to 5 key words at
12 points below end of abstract.Specifications for the presentation of whole
·Microsoft Word edition
(minimum 10 pages; maximum 20 pages, 1 megabyte) using Arial 12 points, size
A4, with 2.5 cm
margins on all four sides.
·Text with simple interlining
and 12 points between paragraphs. Paragraphs without first line indentation
(including tables, graphs, figures, maps, foot-notes, and bibliographic
references). Page numbers centered on bottom.
·Abstract (as indicated
above) on page 1, title and authors on page 2, and then the rest of the
document, which must include an introduction, results, conclusions, and
bibliographic references, among other sections.
·Tables and figures must
be consecutively numbered and inserted closest to the place in text where
are mentioned for the first time.Contributions not complying
with the above specifications will be rejected. The Organizing Committee is
responsible for contents of presentations.AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA FOR
PRESENTATIONSData-show, video, and
computer, requested ahead of time to the Scientific Committee. CDs, DVDs,
the like must be handed by authors to the Audiovisual Media Reception Office
hours ahead of presentation. Digital files must adjust to the following:
·Operating system: Windows
·Presentations in Power Point
·Storage support: CD, DVD,
·Compressing file support:
WinZip 8.0, Winrar 2.5, Arj.
·Support for vector
images: Corel design 9 or 10. Applications that need associated programs
come with their installations (Quicktime, Adobe Acrobat, etc.).
150.00Registration includes:Delegates and Students
electronic memory (CD), notes block, ball pen, scientific program, and
information about the Convention.·Participation in
scientific sessions, opening and closing activities, conferences, fairs, and
social activities in the official program.·Participant certificate
and (in case of presentation) author certificate. At registration,
studentsmust show an official certificate
of that condition.
·Participation in opening
and closing activities.
·Social activities in
official program.Options for registration and payment of fee
·Request by fax (537) 204-5956
or byinfo at cubambiente.com
·Online through web sitewww.cubambiente.com [http://www.cubambiente.com/]
·Online through web sitewww.eventospalco.cu [http://www.eventospalco.cu/]of
Palace, which offers a
special single transaction of lodging at Hotel Palco (its official hotel),
registration payment, transfer in/out, and personalized
assistance.·Directly at the
Registration Center of Conventions Palace in Havana
(site of the meetings), in Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUCs), the
country’s official currency.
EXPOSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL FAIREntities committed to
sustainable development (international organizations, governmental and
nongovernmental organizations, universities, research centers, protected
service centers, and tourist agencies) may participate in this fair to
pertinent products, services, technologies, and projects. The fair will be
at the main lobby of the Havana
during July 8-11th, 2013. Those interested may contact:
Environmental Agency (Ministry of Science,
Technology, and Environment). Phone: (537) 206-6760.Fax: (537) 204-0852
comercial at ama.cu
Conventions Palace. Phone: (537) 208-7541, (537) 202-6011 to 19, ext.
1507,Fax: (537) 202-8382,E-mail:raul at palco.cu
Web site:http://www.cpalco.com [http://www.cpalco.com/]
The official receptor for the meetings will be
Cubanacan Travel Agency, which offers the possibility of a tour package in
·Reception at “José Martí”
Airport in Havana.
from airport to hotel.
·Lodging with breakfast
included. In case of Hotel Acuario, All-included plan without lunch.
to a social activity of the meeting.
·Transportation from hotel
back to airport.
·Assistance at airport.
·Specialized guide service.
In order to prompt your
hotel reservations and access to preferential fees, you may contact:
Niurka Remedios Ballesteros
Sales Executive / Professional Congress
Cubanacan Travel Agency
Phone: (537) 204-4867 / 208-9920
Fax: (537) 204-4791
E-mail:ventas10 at avc.ei.tur.cu
·For online payment of
registration plus information on lodging, you may visit Solways Cuba web
·For information and lodging
you may directly contact Cubanacan Travel Agency in your country.
MSc. Isabel Torna
Calle 20 esq. a 18-A, Miramar, Playa, CP 11300, La
Phone: (537) 203-0777
Fax: (537) 204-0852
E-mail:convencion at ama.cu
Web site:http://www.cubambiente.com [http://www.cubambiente.com/]Lic. Alicia
García GonzálezCongress Professional
PalaceAvenida 146 e/ 11 y 13,
PlayaPhone: (537) 208-5199,
2020-6011 to 19
E-mail:aliciagarcia at palco.cu
Web site:http://www.cpalco.com [http://www.cpalco.com/]
Lic. Regla C. Balmori
Especialista en Comunicación
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
Obispo No.61, Plaza de Armas, Habana Vieja
Teléfonos: 8639361, 8629402, Ext. 122
colab at mnhnc.inf.cu
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