This page will be regularly updated to give the latest news and information related to the 11th International Coral
Reef Symposium. Items will include updates and links for registration schedules, scientific program, new sponsors and associated events.
Keep checking for the latest information.
- June 28, 2008
- PROCEEDINGS ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION DATE EXTENDED
The International Coral Reef Symposium has extended the deadline for online PowerPoint submission to Thursday, July 3, 2008.
After this date, all PowerPoint submissions will need to be brought on CD or thumb drive directly to the Speaker Ready Room
onsite at the meeting. Please contact Brian Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding your
PowerPoint submission to the website.
- June 13, 2008
- PROCEEDINGS TEMPLATE DOCUMENT POSTED
A Word document to be used as a template for proceedings submissions has been posted on the Proceedings
- June 11, 2008
- ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are now available
online. Click on the Mini-Symposium session or Poster session to see
presentations for that session. Click on the presentation title to view the abstract for that presentation.
- June 4, 2008
- ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATION LISTINGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Listings and schedule of oral and poster presentations are now available here. Click on the
Mini-Symposium session or Poster session to see presentations for that session.
- May 15, 2008
- ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS GUIDELINES ADDED
Guidelines for oral and poster presentations can be found here.
- LIST OF EXHIBITORS ADDED
A listing of exhibitors and exhibit area floorplan has been listed here.
- May 14, 2008
- ADDITIONAL OTHER ACTIVITIES ADDED
Two additional activities (Reef Rally and IMAX Deep Sea 3D) have been listed on the Other Activities page.
- April 1, 2008
- PRELIMINARY MINI-SYMPOSIA SCHEDULE
A preliminary schedule of the 26 Mini-symposia in the 11ICRS Scientific Program has been
- March 13, 2008
- IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING HOTEL ROOM AVAILABILITY
Important news regarding the availability of hotel rooms has been posted on the Travel and Accommodations
- March 12, 2008
- PHOTO CONTEST ENTRIES NOW POSTED
Entries for the 11ICRS Photo Contest have been posted. Details can be found here.
- March 6, 2008
- LOCAL SHOPS AND RESTAURANT INFORMATION ADDED
Information on local restaurants and shops have been posted. Details can be found here.
- TRAVEL INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE
Information on local airports and transportation have been posted. The previous Hotels and Venues page has been changed to
Travel and Accommodations, with Venue having a separate page.
Details can be found here.
- March 4, 2008
- EXHIBITS AND EDUCATION CENTER DISPLAY HOURS
The display hours for the Exhibits and Education Center have been expanded to include all day Monday, July 7, 2008.
Details can be found here.
- February 26, 2008
- EDUCATION CENTER PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
All Coral Reef Conservation, Outreach, and Education organizations are encouraged to participate in the ICRS by making
presentations or demonstrations, or sharing resources with students, teachers, and the general public in the Education Center.
Deadline for applications to make a presentation or demonstration is March 14. Exhibit space is still available in the
Education Center. Details can be found here.
- February 26, 2008
- ABSTRACT UPDATE
On behalf of the 11th ICRS Abstract Review Committee and Local Organizing Committee, we thank all the abstract submitters. We
received an unprecedented submission of over 2,500 abstracts representing 114 countries for inclusion within the 26
Concurrent sessions are limited to 12 (as in the 10th ICRS in Okinawa). Therefore a limited number of oral presentations are
possible during the 5 day Symposium. A decision process was implemented to assign orals and posters in the most equitable way
We view both types of presentations as having great value. Note that papers deriving from either type are eligible to be
considered for inclusion in the Symposium Proceedings.
We very much look forward to seeing you all in Fort Lauderdale come this July!
- February 20, 2008
- TRAVEL STIPEND NOTIFICATION
The outcome of the travel stipend applications is going to be known at the end of February or early March.
Thank you for your patience.
- February 5, 2008
- MEDIA SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED
Open to reporters, editors, science writers, and freelance journalists in print, broadcast, and online media. A limited number
of scholarships are available to media from North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia,
Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Deadline is March 7, 2008. Details can be found here.
- January 20, 2008
- ANCILLARY EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS LISTED
Ancillary events and workshops taking place during the 11ICRS have been posted. Details can be
- January 4, 2008
- ADDITIONAL PHOTO CONTEST CATEGORY ADDED
A new category, "Reefs: Past to Present", has been added to the 11ICRS Underwater Photography Contest. Details can be found here.
- December 30, 2007
- CHANGE OF FIELD TRIP IMPORTANT DATES
The new deadline for essay applications and letters of recommendation for the fieldtrip scholarships is now February 1,
2008. Field trip participants must be registered for the 11th ICRS no later than March 14, 2008. Registrations
for all fieldtrips must be made no later than March 14, 2008.
- November 6, 2007
- ADDITION OF MINI-SYMPOSIUM #26
Because of significant interest in MS 6 (Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics of Coral Reef Organisms) and the lack of our easy
ability via existing software to add subsets within Mini-Symposia, the Local Organizing Committee has added a new MS.
Mini-Symposium #26: Biodiversity and diversification of reef organisms.
Co-chaired by A. Kerr, G. Paulay, and M. Pichon.
This addition broadens and expands the Mini-Symposium scope to include an important component of reef science today.
- November 5, 2007
- EARLY REGISTRATION DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 14, 2008.
- ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE NOW DECEMBER 15, 2007: By popular request, the Local Organizing Committee has extended
the Abstract Submission Deadline through December 15, 2007. Remember you do not have to be registered to submit your
abstract. It would help in our planning the best Symposium possible for your Abstracts to be submitted as soon as
possible. Thank you.
- TRAVEL AWARD STIPEND EXTENSION TO DECEMBER 15, 2007: To be consistent with the Abstract submission deadline
extension through December 15, 2007, the travel award stipend deadline is also extended to December 15, 2007.
- October 3, 2007
- The new exhibits page is now active, and we are accepting requests for booth space from exhibitors. Please see exhibits.html for more details.