[Syrphidae] The 8th International Symposium on Syrphidae 2015 - announcement

ximo mengual sanchis xmengual at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 11:43:18 BST 2013

Dear all,

As you well know, we had a wonderful symposium in Novosibirsk last June
where we all enjoyed the Siberian hospitality and kindness. Personally, I
want to thank the organizers and our friends Anatolij Barkalov and Valeri

During the last talk session, participants decided that the next symposium
(ISS8) will take place in Germany, close to Bonn. Thus, I want to welcome
you all to my new "house" and I hope you can take part of this event!

Björn Rulik and I are organizing the symposium with hope and effort to make
you feel comfortable.  At this moment, we can say that the meeting will
take place from June 4th to 8th of 2015.

I discussed with some of you the possible locations of the next meeting.
There were two options:

- Bonn city; this option means that everyone must look for his/her
accommodation. Talks would take place in the museum.

- outside Bonn, in a location where we can stay together. Björn found a
great place to stay in Monschau, the Hotel Carat:
http://www.carathotel.de/start/ . Monschau is a historic town with
beautiful environs, close to the Eifel Natural Park.

At this point, I would like to start a discussion with all of you who
pretend to come. The discussion or "poll" is about the "lodging price" you
would pay to attend the meeting. here the quote we received for four
nights, including breakfast and lunch, but WITHOUT dinner:

- Single room: 85 euros per night. Total (4 nights) = 340 euros
- Double room: 70 euros per night. Total (4 nights) = 280 euros

As you can imagine, this is the best quote we can get and there are some
basic things not included.

I would like everyone (yes! everyone of you) gives me his opinion about the
location and the prices. Why am I doing this? Before sending the first
official letter, I want that the maximum number of participants come and
participate giving talks, and posters.

Based on the last experience in Novosibirsk, I decided to go ahead and make
this explicit poll to continue and perpetuate the high attendance of
previous symposia.

Please answer and give us your opinion.

The Organizing Committee of the 8th International Symposium on Syrphidae
welcomes all of you!

Best regards,


Dr. Ximo Mengual
Head of the Diptera Section
Stiftung Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig
Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere
Adenauerallee 160
D-53113  Bonn, Germany
Phone: 0049 (0)228 9122 292
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