18th Flora of Thailand Conference

Poster Image of FoT 2020 (Original)

Plants without borders – connections to Malesia

13–17 July 2020, SINGAPORE

Organised by Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board, Singapore

 

The Singapore Botanic Gardens, founded in 1859 and inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, is one of the leading botanical institutions in Southeast Asia. The Gardens’ connections with Thailand can be traced back to King Chulalongkorn’s visit to Singapore in 1871 and through Henry Murton, who was the Superintendent of Singapore Botanic Gardens from 1875 to 1880 and then Director of the Royal Gardens in Bangkok until 1882. The most famous of Singapore Botanic Gardens’ former Directors, Henry Ridley, explored the south of Thailand in 1910 and described many new species. Connections and collaborations between Thailand and Singapore continue today through joint fieldwork and taxonomic research, including writing Flora of Thailand accounts.

 

Venue location & language:

Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore.

The official language for the conference will be English.

 

Programme:

The Conference will include oral and poster presentations covering diverse fields of research relating to the plant diversity of Thailand and neighbouring regions.

Participants are encouraged to give oral and/or poster presentations. The Scientific Committee will decide on the suitability of all presentations offered and will inform the participants whether their presentations have been accepted.

NB: Posters should be designed to print at A0 size (84.1 x 118.9 cm), portrait format, resolution of 300 DPI. Kindly email a high-resolution pdf to floraofthailand2020@gmail.com by the 12 June 2020 as they will be part of a month-long display beyond the conference. Late submissions will not be entertained.

 

Dates to note:

Please note that registration for the Conference is capped at 180 participants (the capacity of SBG’s lecture theatre) so register early to avoid disappointment.

 

Early bird registration: 1 January – 30 April 2020

Regular registration: 1 May – 30 June 2020 (subject to availability)

Submission of abstracts by: 30 April 2020

Posters (A0 size) should be submitted by 12 June 2020 as high resolution pdf

 

 

Registration fees** (in Singapore dollars):

 

Professional(s) (Click here for payment page):

International (early / regular): $400 / $550

ASEAN (early / regular): $100 / $150

 

Accompanying person(s): $200


Student(s) (Click here for payment page):

International students (early / regular): $200 / $300

ASEAN students (early / regular): $50 / $100

 

*capped at 60 participants - a copy of the Student ID to be emailed to floraofthailand2020@gmail.com upon successful payment.

 

Additional(s):
Conference dinner (16 Jul 2020): $70

Excursion to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (17 Jul 2020): $20

Singapore city tour (4h) inclusive of tickets to Gardens by the Bay (15 Jul 2020): $65


** There will be no refund for any cancellation.

 

 

Accommodations:

 

18TH FLORA OF THAILAND CONFERENCE (13–17 July 2020) from 12 – 18 July 2020 (6 nights inclusive)

 

Name of Hotel

Room category

Single occupancy

(1 Queen bed) per night + free wifi

Double occupancy

(1 Queen bed or 2 single beds) per night + free wifi

Triple share room

(1 Queen + 1 extra bed) per night + free wifi

Quad share room

(1 DBL + 2 extra bed) per night + free wifi

Fragrance Hotel Pear/ Ruby/ Joo Chiat

(*ROOM ONLY)

Superior

SGD 90.00

SGD 90.00

N.A.

N.A

Hotel 81 Selegie / Dickson

(*ROOM ONLY)

Standard

SGD 100.00

SGD 100.00

N.A.

N.A.

Fragrance Selegie / Imperial (3*)

*Inclusive of breakfast

Superior

SGD 138.00

SGD 138.00

SGD 188.00

N.A.

Metropolitan YMCA Hotel (3*)

*Inclusive of breakfast

Standard

SGD 155.00

SGD 155.00

SGD 225.00

SGD 290.00

Hotel Boss / V Hotel Lavender (3*)

*Inclusive of breakfast

Standard

SGD 168.00

SGD 178.00

SGD 238.00

N.A.

YWCA Fort Canning Lodge (3*)

*Inclusive of breakfast

Deluxe

SGD 170.00
(twin bed only)

SGD 170.00
(twin bed only)

SGD 245.00

SGD 330.00

Orchard Rendezvous Hotel (4*)

*Inclusive of breakfast

Superior

SGD 240.00

SGD 240.00

SGD 330.00

N.A.

Hotel Jen Tanglin (4*)

*Inclusive of breakfast

Superior

To be advised

To be advised

N.A.

N.A.

 

Booking code: FOT2020

NOTE:

  • Above rates are nett; inclusive of 10% service charge and 7% GST.
  • As rates are negotiated by Pacific Arena, all bookings and payment must be made through us.
  • For hotel bookings, please email to: vicky.tan@accolade.events and quote the booking code: FOT2020.
  • Once booked and confirmed, full prepayment to be made via bank transfer or credit card by deadline given.
  • Rooms are subject to availability upon request.

 

Secretariat e-mail:

To receive the second and subsequent circulars please email the Secretariat:

Serena Lee / Bazilah Ibrahim

floraofthailand2020@gmail.com

Please forward this circular to fellow researchers who may be interested.


Click here to download the high resolution version of the FoT 2020 poster.

 

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