2012 IAC deadlines extended:  Early-bird registration and call for papers

2 February 2012 |

With festive celebrations and preparing for the year ahead, it has probably been a busy period for everyone.

Deadline extended

If you haven’t submitted your abstract or taken up the early-bird registration offer for the 2012 International Aquarium Congress you are in luck – the deadline has been extended to 29 February 2012.

We have already received some great abstracts – thanks to those who submitted. We look forward to receiving additional ones so that we can complete the programme line-up.

Submit your abstract here.

Remember to register as soon as possible to take advantage of the early-bird special (R5 500/US$710*) and submit your abstract before 29 February if you want to present your work at the first African IAC. (*US$ rate subject to exchange rate fluctuation.)

Sponsor and exhibit

Be part of the biggest event on the aquarium calendar by becoming a sponsor, an exhibitor, or both.

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities to suit your budget and requirements, from top-end endorsements to green initiatives, as well as a host of advertising and advertorial opportunities.

Click here to view the sponsors we have secured so far.

Network and learn! When it comes to the business of aquariums, there's only one place to be: The 2012 IAC, hosted by the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa.

Book your exhibition space now.

Keynote speakers announced

We are delighted to announce the three guest speakers who will be delivering keynote addresses during the opening ceremony of the 2012 IAC on 10 September 2012. 

Dr Camille Parmesan was ranked by Reuters ISI Web of Science as the second most highly cited author in the field of climate change in 2010. Read more.

Dr Elin Kelsey will deliver a keynote for the 2012 IAC that positions “hope” as an emerging narrative for aquariums around the world. According to Kelsey, “Aquariums have a unique ability to engender emotional connections between people, animals and environments.” Read more.

Emeritus Professor George Branch is a world-renowned authority on the southern African marine environment. His passionate and entertaining lectures inspire a huge appreciation and understanding of the marine world. Read more.

About the Two Oceans Aquarium

The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3000 living sea animals, many of which are endemic to southern African waters, can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve.

Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium website for more information.

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