10th International Congress of Ecology to be held in 2009


The INTECOL Board are seeking offers to host the 10th International Congress of Ecology.  The International Congresses of Ecology are usually held every four years.  The last congress was held in Seoul, South Korea in 2002 and the 9th Congress will be held in Montreal, Canada in 2005.


The Board is seeking outline bids which should be sent by e-mail to the Secretary General, Professor Eun-Shik Kim ([email protected]) to arrive not later than December 14th, 2004. 


The outline bids should contain the following information:

(a)    the proposed location and its convenience for international travel;

(b)    the infrastructure to hold a conference for 1000 to 2000 participants, and in particular the ability to house plenary lectures, concurrent oral and poster sessions;

(c)    the availability of hotel and hostel accommodation with approximate price ranges;

(d)    any experience of organising previous large meetings;

(e)    whether or not the proposal is supported by, or comes from, the appropriate national ecological society;

(f)     the estimated cost per head for providing the conference venue, projection facilities, poster boards, printed conference programme, book of abstracts and any projected staffing costs based on 1500 participants;

(g)    the potential for obtaining sponsorship to reduce costs;

(h)    the proposed structure of the local organising committee;

(i)      a proposed potential theme for the congress;

(j)      any other information which may be useful to the Board in considering the bid.


The bids will be considered by the Board during early 2005 with a view to making a decision, possibly involving further discussions with bidders, in May 2005.