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Botanic Gardens in a changing world

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April 17-18,2015

Leiden, Netherlands

Registration is now open for the Symposium "Botanic gardens in a changing world" being organsied by the Hortus botanicus, Leiden.

Key note speakers include Prof. Dr. G. Casodoro (Italy) who will talk about history and new science development, Dr. D. Widyatmoko about the strategy and results of establishing new botanic gardens in Indonesia and Paul Smith from BGCI will disucss the importance of botanic gardens in today's world.

Find out more and visit the congress website here or download a congress factsheet

Interaction and relaxation
Besides attending keynote lectures from renowned scholars, you will have the opportunity to participate in several panel discussions and ‘speed-date’ during the poster sessions. We invite you to take a walk through the Hortus with our experienced guides. An excellent moment to clear your mind and find out more about our unique collections and special relationship with Leiden University. Of course, there is also time to discover Leiden. Chat with one of our experts while enjoying a beautiful waterfront view of the Leiden canals.

Call for papers
The symposium intends to provide a discussion and experience platform, therefore your contribution is very important and highly appreciated. If you would like to take part in this event and contribute to the scientific program with an oral contribution or a poster, we encourage you to submit your abstract before the March 5th 2015. Please take the following in consideration before handing in your paper:

• Congress theme: Science and education in the future and new developments in public approach
• Symposium language: English
• Each presentation will last 15 minutes
• Abstracts for papers and posters should contain no more than 250 words 

Please sent your abstract to: hortus@hortus.leidenuniv.nl.

Poster presentation
Your poster will be exhibited in the Orangery of the Hortus botanicus Leiden. Authors are invited to present their work and small groups during the poster sessions. We encourage you to prepare A4 copies summarizing your work for distribution during the congress.

Accommodation
The Hortus botanicus Leiden is located close to the city center. Several hotels are available in this area. A limited number of rooms have been pre-reserved in the hotels listed below at special congress rates*. Book a room in one of the carefully selected hotels or choose a hotel yourself. Click here for a list of all Leiden hotels.
*Please note, the conference fee does not include accommodation and transportation costs.

Selected hotels:                  
Fitland Leiden****                       
Available room type: Standard Deluxe Single/Superior
Booking code: HB3644  

Download more information here

Holiday Inn Leiden****                           
Available room type: Room for single use/room for double use
Booking code: Fill in the reservation form. Download more information here

Hotel Ibis Leiden Centre***                                                                  
Available room type: Room for single use/room for double use
Booking code: HORT170415   Download more information here

Hotels are ranked from most expensive to best price. Prices depend on the type of room. Shown room rates do not include applicable taxes (e.g. tourist tax).

Hotel Fitland Leiden and Ibis Leiden Centre are both within walking distance of the Hortus botanicus Leiden. Holiday Inn is further away, but easily accessible by public transportation or taxi within 10 to15 minutes. In the appendix you will find more information about the selected hotels.

Participants are requested to contact their chosen hotel directly for reservation and hotel terms and conditions. If you choose one of the recommended hotels, you are kindly requested to make the booking by email or phone (not via website) of the hotel in question. When contacting hotels, be sure to quote the booking code and/or mention the congress and Hortus botanicus Leiden, part of Leiden University, as the congress organizer. You will need to refer to this information in order to access the discounted rates.

The special congress rates are available until the 20th of February, 2015. Therefore, we advise you to book as soon as possible.

We hope that you will join us in Leiden – The Netherlands, 17 & 18 April 2015, for an inspiring scientific congress about the new tasks and challenges of our green treasures today and in the future.

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