Friday, 6 February 2009

Save Money! Register Now!

The deadline for early registration for the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC), which encompasses the second International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC2), is fast approaching on 15 February 2009. Fees will be raised after that for both regular and late registration. The homepage for the conference is located at http://www2.cedarcrest.edu/imcc/index.html and registration information can be found at http://www2.cedarcrest.edu/imcc/registration.html.

MPA practitioners should note a number of IMPAC2 related events, including MPA U (a set of short training courses focused on MPA and MPA network operation and management), "MPAs as Muse" (a seminar that looks at the role of special marine places and art), MPA/ecosystem-based management knowledge cafe, and an MPA reception. Some of these events require prior registration and are space-limited, so MPA practitioners are encouraged to register early.

More information on special events can be found on http://www2.cedarcrest.edu/imcc/program.html. Please contact Elizabeth Moore at http://uk.mc870.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=elizabeth.moore@noaa.gov for more information on these events or on IMPAC2.