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

chrisyrph at aol.com chrisyrph at aol.com
Fri Oct 4 12:52:58 BST 2013

Hi Ximo,

Sorry not to reply to your request for views earlier but I was on Rhodes having a holiday with my wife Oonagh and only just back.

I have seen some of the other responses but as far as I am concerned I am very happy for it to be in June although I intend to be there whenever it might be since timing is not an issue now I am retired!

The suggestion of Monschau sounds great as well and the cost is not a problem for me.

Thank you for taking on the burden of organising the event which is much appreciated and I am really looking forward to it already.

Very best wishes


-----Original Message-----
From: ximo mengual sanchis <xmengual at gmail.com>
To: Hoverfly discussion list <syrphidae at lists.nottingham.ac.uk>; Rulik Björn <B.Rulik at zfmk.de>
Sent: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:47
Subject: [Syrphidae] The 8th International Symposium on Syrphidae 2015 - announcement

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 Mutin.

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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