Welcome to the 13th Pan-African Ornithological Congress that will be held in Arusha, Tanzania from the 14th to 21st October 2012.
The 6 day scientific program will begin each day with an address by a Plenary Speaker. The remainder of the daily academic program will consist of symposia, contributed papers, poster sessions. An event program has not been developed yet, we only have a basic structure available; click here to view summary>
The Pan-African Ornithological Congress (PAOC) takes place every 4 years and its aims and purpose are to:
(a) Further the study of African birds
(b) Promote the preservation of African birds as an integral part of the African heritage
(c) Foster the appreciation of birds and discussion of African birds in relation to man, and
(d) Disseminate information on African birds through appropriate international meetings (Congresses) and publications (Proceedings of the Congresses).
The previous congress took place on 7-12 September 2008 in Rawsonville, South Africa (see details including proceedings at http://paoc12.adu.org.za/)
The 13th PAOC will be held in Arusha at the Corridor Springs Hotel, this hotel is in the center of the town within minutes from the hotels that have been selected to provide accommodation for the delegates. A shuttle bus will provide easy access to the venue from all selected accommodation providers.
Arusha town is the safari capital of east Africa providing an opportunity for delegates to visit some of the worlds renown wildlife parks such as Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Manyara, Kilimanjaro and Tarangire National Parks. The 13th PAOC program provides the delegates a chance to visit some of these parks whereby a day trip is included in the package. Arusha town is nestled at the foot of Mt. Meru a towering volcanic mountain. The town has plenty to do both in town and around the outskirts of town.