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Meeting Registration

Registration must be received by: 10 October 2007

To submit your registration for this conference please download the following form, complete all of the information and mail the completed form with a payment to one of the organizers listed below. All portions of the registration form should be completed, including accommodations and excursions. Information about Accommodations and Excursions is provided at this site on the associated links.

General Schedule of Conference

Nov. 9 Registration, reception in evening (~ 1400 hrs)
Nov. 10 Presentations and posters
Nov. 11 Presentations and posters
Nov. 12 Kok River Fish Excursion
Nov. 13 Presentations, Posters, Workshops
Nov. 14 Free day for Cultural or Excursion trips
Nov. 15-20 Pai River Excursion; Return to Chiang Rei on 20th
Nov. 21-? your own planned activities

Download Registration Form here.

Registration Fees (received by 10 October 2007)
non-Thailand participants: 400 US$
non-Thailand students: 200 US$
Thailand people: 5000 THB

Late Registration (after 10 October 2007)
non-Thailand participants: 500 US$
non-Thailand students: 300 US$
Thailand people: 6000 THB

Hotel Room Charges per Night

Superior Room: 1200 THB (40 rooms available)

Deluxe Rooms 1400 THB (20-40 rooms available)

Dinner will be provide each night of meeting day.

(see accomodations about reservations)

Participants pay Rimkok Hotel directly upon arrival.

Currency Conversion Rate (~ August 2007)
1 Thai Baht (THB) about 0.0328 US Dollar ($ USD)
1 US Dollar ($ USD) about 30.490 Thai Baht (THB)

Registration fee covers all program materials, refreshment breaks, the reception, and the Kok River excursion. Registrants are responsible for all other meals, except dinner provided by hotel, and lodging and costs of excursions.

Excursions (more information available on excursions)

1. Kok River in Chiang Rai. November 12. 1 day. No fee.

2. Other Kok River activities in Chiang Rai. Arranged by participants separately. Half or full day. See website for information; contact vendor directly for prices.

3. Package Excursion of Golden Triangle, Doi Tung Royal Development Project, and Chiang Rai Area. Arranged by participants separately. 2 days. 2000 THB or $65.60

4. Kwan Payao lake area. November 14. 1 day. 1000 THB or $32.80

5. Mekong River at Chiang kong. 2000 THB or $65.60

6. Pai River near Maehongson. 15-20 November. 7500 THB or $246.00

Non-Thailand Registrants
Registration fees must be paid in U.S. dollars as a Money Order (with USA Banks) or Postal Money Order (issued at Post Offices) made payable to Richard L. Mayden. No credit cards or wire transfers are accepted.

Mail to:

Dr. Richard L. Mayden
Department of Biology
3507 Laclede Ave
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri USA 63103-2010
314-977-3910 (voice)
314-977-3658 (fax)

Thailand Registrants

Registration fees must be paid in Thai Baht made payable to Chavalit Vidthayanon. No credit cards or wire transfers are accepted.

Mail to:

Dr. Chavalit Vidthayanon
WWF Thailand, AIT Outreach bldg.
104 Klong 1, Klong Luang
Patumthani 12120

Pre-register by 10 October 2007 to avoid late charges. If payment is not received by 10 October 2007 the late registration fees apply. Walk-in registrations to the meeting will be assessed an additional fee and there is no guarantee that any presentations are possible or excursion tickets or additional abstract CDs will be available.

Travel, Visas, Passport, and Currency: You are responsible for all travel arrangements, including procurement of your own passport, visas, and acquisition of proper currency sufficient for your stay.

Passport: Your travel to Thailand will require a passport from your country of residence. This can take several weeks to obtain without fees for expedited processing. Thus, you will need to process this immediately.

Visas: Assistance in obtaining documentation forms is available at Thailand embassies and other sources, such as various websites like PassportsPlus. A visa may or may not be required for your entry into Thailand. Participants are responsible for obtaining proper information for visas. Should you require a formal letter of invitation for this meeting to acquire a visa please contact Dr. Chavalit Vidthayanon.

If you do need a letter of invitation you should contact Dr. Chavalit Vidthayanon immediately for a letter of invitation to the Symposium to accompany your visa application. This letter may need to accompany your visa appilication.

If you need a formal letter that will assit you in obtaining funding from your institution or a granting agency this can be arranged by contacting either of the hosts listed below.

Chavalit Vidthayanon, World Wildlife Fund Thailand.
Richard L. Mayden, Saint Louis University