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8th World Congress of Herpetology

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8th World Congress of Herpetology

Hangzhou, China, 15-21 August 2016

Nanjing Normal University
Hangzhou Normal University
Lishui University

Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Institute of Zoology, CAS
Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS

Sponsoring Societies:
China Zoological Society
Chinese Herpetological Society
International Society of Zoological Sciences
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

About WCH
The World Congress of Herpetology (WCH) was founded on August 2, 1982. Initial funding was contributed by herpetology societies around the world, and was put toward the first WCH meeting in Canterbury, UK, 11-19 September 1989. The objectives of the Congress are to promote international interest, collaboration and co-operation in herpetology. These are to be achieved by holding periodic international congresses of herpetology, by establishing specialist committees, by serving as the Section of Herpetology of the International Union of Biological Sciences and by undertaking or encouraging such other activities as will promote these objectives. The WCH has continued to meet every 3-5 years since 1989, as proposed by
the constitution. The WCH2 was held in Adelaide, Australia, 29 December 1993 to 6 January 1994, the WCH3 in Prague, Czech, 2-10 August 1997, the WCH4 in Bentota, Sri Lanka, 3-9 December 2001, the WCH5 in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 19-24 June 2005, the WCH6 in Manaus, Brazil, 17-22 August 2008, and the WCH7 in Vancouver, Canada, 8-14 August 2012.The WCH8 will be held in Hangzhou, China, 15-21 August 2016.

About WCH8
The WCH8 will have 9 plenary lectures, 31 symposia in 9 thematic groups, and contributed
paper sessions not covered by any symposium.
Main Theme: Adaptation, Evolution and Global Survival Crisis of Amphibians and Reptiles
Venue: New Century Grand Hotel Hangzhou, 818 Middle Shixin Road, Hangzhou, China
Official Language: English
Delegates: About 1,000 participants from over 60 countries and regions are expected!

2016 Sponsors

We eagerly anticipate your involvement in WCH8 to be held 15-21 August 2016 in beautiful Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. The congress will bring together academic and professional herpetologists from all over the world and will feature oral and poster presentations, multiple symposia and workshops, social events, student activities, and post congress trips. Exhibitors, sponsors and vendors are an invaluable contribution to the success of these type of events and the projected 1000 attendees will definitely benefit from the information, products, and services you have to offer.
Exhibits will be on display in Zhijiang Hotel for four full days of the meeting (exhibit set-up will be on Wednesday August 17, 2016 and tear down will be on August 20, 2016). To maximize exposure for exhibitors, the Exhibit Hall also will be the location for poster presentations and some evening receptions.
Please contact Lin Zhang (lzhangss@msn.com) for your production information


Please note: If you have been submitting an abstract, it will NOT be considered until congress registration and full payment of fees has been received.

 If you have any questions about registration please contact the WCH8 Congress Office at:
Tel: (86) 25-85891597
Fax: (86) 25-85891597

Click HERE to register the orders page
All prices are in American dollars

Want to access your registration account to add to your order and/or go back in and pay by credit card?

Follow these instructions:
1. Click the registration link above
2. As a returning user, click “Check Payment Status” and then enter your email address
3. On the Registration Orders page, you should see your order under “Order List”
4. Click on the order number
5. The next page should be titled “Item Infomation”
6. Check that everything is ok with your order on this page
7. If so, under Options (near the top), click “Previous”
8. You should now be able to scroll down and see the payment options section
9. Click “Pay”
10.Now you should be directed to a payment page to enter your credit card details
11. Once entered, you will get a confirmation by email

The registration process includes registration for CHS, JZS and ZZS meetings.
Registration Rates and Important Dates:
Early Registration: 1 March 2015 - 31 March 2016
Regular Registration: 1 April 2016 - 15 June 2016
Onesite Registration: 16 June 2016 - 21 August 2016

Please Note: online registration will be closed on 15 June 2016. Delegates may still register in person onsite, at the conference, starting on Monday 15 August 2016

Registration Type
Early Rate (1 March 2015 - 31 March 2016)
Regular Rate (1 April 2016 - 15 June 2016)
Onsite Registration (16 June 2016 - 21 August 2016)
Full Conference Delegate
$ 480 
$ 530
$ 600
$ 320 
$ 360
$ 420
Accompanying Persons
$ 100
$ 125
$ 150
Meal (Lunch or Dinner) Plan
$ 18 per meal
$ 18
Not available
WCH Banquet (20 August)
$ 65
$ 65
Not available
$ 25
$ 25
Not Available
4G-USB Stick with Abstracts
$ 10
$ 10
Not Available
Additional  levy to support
Students from
under-represented countries
$ 20
$ 20
$ 20

Payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners) is accepted online via secure server. See the registration site for the details of bank transfer payment.
Cancellation Policy
1. Cancellation requests made by 31 March 2016: 100% of the total will be refunded
2. Cancellation requests received on or after 1 April 2016: No refund
3. A handling fee (for both credit card and bank transfer) will be deducted from the refund
Participant Fee Includes
1. Access to all scientific sessions, symposia and meetings
2. Registration documents and materials
3. Cultural and social programs in the Congress venue (The details will be available on the WCH8 website in early January   2016)
Accompanying Person Fee Includes
Cultural and social programs in the Congress venue (The details will be available on the WCH8 website in early January 2016)
Invitation Letter to the Congress
An invitation letter is issued solely for the purpose of visa application and/or to obtain funding for attending the Congress. This letter does not imply any financial obligation on the part of the Congress organizers. If you require an invitation letter, please contact Dr. Jian-Fang Gao at wch8hz@outlook.com

Please note that your registration must be complete and paid in full before an invitation letter will be issued. If your entry visa to China is denied, we will refund your registration payment in full without penalty

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