First Circular INTERRAD X - 2003
Tenth meeting of the International Association of Radiolarian Paleontologists to be held at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, September, 2003
During INTERRAD 2000, in Blairsden (California) it was decided to hold the tenth Interrad meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. After consulting with the University administration and European colleagues, we have decided on the dates of the upcoming meeting. The programme will approximately follow the style of the past meetings.
With this first circular, we would like to solicit your input. We encourage you to comment on the proposed, tentative programme and to suggest other sessions, evening workshops, etc.
Since we are already running a bit late, we would like to urge you to respond in the near future. Please respond to the attached questionnaire no later than MARCH 31, 2002.
The second circular will be mailed in April 2002. NOTE: The 2nd circular will only be mailed to those who respond to the first circular.
Wellcome to Lausanne and Switzerland! Peter O. Baumgartner, president of INTERRAD.
MEETING DATES: Sept. 7 (Sunday p.m.) - Sept. 13 (Saturday a.m.), 2003
We have been able to reserve the "Grange" (the barn). The Grange is a big historical farm building amidst large trees and shady lawns on our University Campus, 200 m from the Lake Leman. The Grange is usually hosting University receptions and theatre presentations. There is sufficient room to hang posters all week, to have the plenary sessions, and to have workshops and small meetings in the evening in several rooms, if needed. The grange is only 100 m from the University cafeteria, where we will have lunch and dinner. It is also 100 m from the Institute of Geology and Paleontology. For more details go on the University wevbsite: http://www.unil.ch/central/bref_en/acces/index.html
For housing, we have already reserved at the Jeunôtel, a modern youth hostel located at the lake. The University Campus can be reached from the hotel either by a short (2 stops) bus ride, or by a pleasant 15 minutes walk along the lake. There are single and double rooms with private shower, or double rooms with shower on the hallway available. We would like you to mark your preference in the attached questionnaire.
COST TO ATTENDEES:
The registration fee will be around CHF 200.-
The estimated cost of accommodation AND three daily meals is depending on the choice of room:
Please, pre-register for one type of accommodation on the attached questionnaire! This will allow us to plan ahead.
At present, we are applying for funds that may enable us to offer discounts for students. We welcome any suggestions regarding fundraising to help defray conference expenses.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE MEETING:
The pre- and post-meeting field trips will start and end in Lausanne, or Geneva Airport respectively.
SCIENTIFIC THEME SESSIONS
Preliminary list of suggested theme sessions
CALL FOR SESSIONS
CALL FOR EVENING WORKSHOPS
PRE-MEETING FIELD TRIP A, Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday September 7. Mesozoic and Cenozoic radiolarian biostratigraphy and paleogeography of Sicily. Includes flight Geneva-Palermo-Geneva. Estimated cost CHF 1000.- Organizer: Marco Chiari: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRE-MEETING FIELD TRIP B, Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday September 7. Mesozoic and Cenozoic radiolarian biostratigraphy and paleogeography of Southern Spain. Includes flight Geneva-Granada-Geneva. Estimated cost CHF 1000.- Organizer: Luis O'Dogherty: email@example.com
POST-MEETING FIELD TRIP, Saturday, September 14 to Thursday, September 18. Mesozoic radiolarian occurrences of the Southern Alps (Belluno Basin) and Slovenia. Starts and ends in Lausanne. Estimated cost: CHF 500.- Organizer: Spela Gorican: Spela@zrc-sazu.si
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
If you have and comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
QUESTIONNAIRE:Please, copy and paste this questionnaire into a reply BEFORE MARCH 31, 2002 and mail to:
1. I expect to attend this meeting (yes, no, undecided)
2. I expect to bring a spouse/family (yes, no, undecided)
3. I would prefer
5. I would like to propose the following additional theme session and
6. I am interested in attending the following fieldtrips (yes, no, undecided):
7. I would like to propose and organize an additional or alternate field trip:
8. I would like to request a specific locality be visited on a field trip:
(list which fieldtrip and the desired locality)
9. I would like to hold an evening workshop (list topic and approx. length)