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First Announcement

Joint Annual Meeting of
The Entomological Society of Canada and
The Entomological Society of Ontario

19 – 22 October 2008
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Entomological Societies of Ontario and Canada we are pleased to invite you to attend the 2008 Joint Annual Meeting.

The theme of 2008 JAM is IDEAs: Integrating Diverse Entomological Approaches.

Our Plenary Session features:

The Heritage Lecture will be presented by:

A variety of symposia are planned as well as regular talks and the President’s Prize competition for best student talks and posters.

Venue
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The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, a popular venue for conferences in the nation’s capital. The hotel is located downtown in the heart of city’s business and entertainment districts, and close to the Parliament buildings, museums and the Rideau Canal. It offers a spectacular view of the city from its penthouse where some conference events will be held.

Hotel Reservations
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We encourage you to stay at the Hotel to be close to the meeting location and to help keep our meeting costs down. The local organizing committee has negotiated an excellent guestroom rate: $120 per night plus taxes. This conference rate is for one or two adults with one or two beds requested. Each additional adult in the room (to a maximum of four adults per room) is an additional $15 plus taxes per adult.

To reserve a room, simply contact the hotel directly. You may make your reservation via any of the following five options:

Phone: 1-800-2CROWNE (1-800-227-6963)
Phone (local): 613-237-3600 - reservations or ext.6200
Fax: 613-688-6821
e-Mail: cpreservations  email Crowne Plaza Hotel
Internet www.crowneottawa.ca

For the special conference rate, please identify yourself with the following:
  Corporate, Group & IATA Identification:
    Group Booking Code: "ESC"

Deadline for room reservations at the advertised conference rate is 15 September 2008. We have booked 150 rooms at this rate. We cannot guarantee rooms or rates, so please book as soon as you can.

Registration Information
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Registration is now open, and ends 15 August 2008. Please check the Registration page link for more details.

Contact Information
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John Huber, JAM 2008 Organizing Chair
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Neatby Building, 960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
tel: 613-759-1840

In case you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us  email JAM2008.

We are looking forward to your participation at a stimulating meeting, the first major entomological meeting in Ottawa since 2002.

With kind regards,

John Huber

posted February 1, 2008