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Who Should Attend?

About the conference

Who should attend?

The conference will be relevant, valuable and accessible to a wide range of participants including staff of botanic gardens and similar institutions in the Caribbean and sister organizations and botanic gardens in other countries, representatives of government, especially environment, agriculture, forestry, education, policy and planning ministries, as well as those from environmental and conservation organizations active in the non-governmental sector.


English and Spanish will be the official languages of the conference. Limited translation facilities will be available for the conference for oral presentations. Poster presentations may be made in the official languages or in other languages used in the region.

Support for participants

The organizers will make strenuous efforts to raise funds and other resources to support participants, particularly from less developed countries in the region. It is anticipated that some support will be available to offer part-support for travel and other costs of a limited number of such participants; however, at this stage it is not possible to say what levels of sponsorship will be available, nor can the organizers guarantee such support at this time. Nevertheless, potential participants seeking assistance are invited to contact the organizers (, particularly if they are unable to attend the conference. The Conference organizers also invite botanic gardens and other bodies to consider sponsoring one or more delegates to attend this important conference from their sister institutions in the region or from other collaborating organizations.

Accompanying persons

A program for accompanying persons will be available with activities such as a tour of Belize Botanic Gardens, a visit to a Mayan Ruin, canoeing downstream to the local town for shopping and lunch, horseback riding, exploring a local cave.