MOUNTAIN FUTURES

Practical Info

Tentative Schedule

MOUNTAIN FUTURES 2018

JUNE 04-08, YUNNAN, CHINA

Sunday
June 03

Day 0

Morning

Arrival in Kunming, and Registration

Afternoon

Travel to Honghe County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture*

 

 

 

 

Monday
June 04

Day 1

Morning

Cornerstone Ceremony for Mountain Futures Site

Afternoon

Field Visits on Bio-resource Utilization

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
June 05

Day 2

Morning

Cultural Visits to Rice Terrace Fields, Yisa Old Town

Afternoon

Return to Kunming

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
June 06

Day 3

Morning

Welcome Remarks

S0. Mountain Futures Leadership Panel

Plenary 1 - Ecosystem Rhythms

Afternoon

Parallel Session 1 - Ecosystem Rhythms

S1.1 Ecological Calendars

S1.2 Ecosystem Responses to Global Changes

S1.3 Ecosystem Monitoring

 

 

 

 

Thursday
June 07

Day 4

Morning

Plenary 2 - Land Systems

Parallel Session 2 - Land Systems

S2.1 Landscape Restoration

S2.2 Sustainable Agricultural and Agroforestry Systems

S2.3 Changes in Land Use

Afternoon

Plenary 3 - Enhancing Livelihoods

Parallel Session 3 - Enhancing Livelihoods

S3.1 Utilization of
Bio-resources

S3.2 Role of Gender

S3.3 Market and Business Solutions

 

 

 

 

Friday
June 08

Day 5

Morning

International Mountain Film Festival and Panel Discussion

Afternoon

Plenary Recap and Next Steps for the Mountain Futures Initiative

Closing Ceremony

 

*Please note that if you are participating in the Field Trip to Honghe, you will need to be ready for an afternoon departure from Kunming on Sunday, June 3.

Costs

We will not be collecting conference registration fees. The organizers will however only cover travel and in-country expenses for invited keynote speakers. All other participants should be prepared to cover the costs for their travels to and from Kunming, and transportation and lodging costs for the duration of their participation in the conference.

 

We estimate costs for all five days of the conference to be around 500 US dollars per participant. A detailed breakdown of this estimate is as follows:

 

Arrival in and Departure from Kunming

(in US dollars)

Ground Transportation (to and from airport)

50

Meals

20

Honghe Field Trip, June 3-5

(in US dollars)

Ground Transportation

100

Accommodations, 2 nights

100

Meals

30

Kunming Open Science Conference, June 6-8

(in US dollars)

Accommodations, 3 nights

150

Meals

50

 

Important Dates

March 23, 2018: Deadline for abstract submission. Please send us your abstracts for both oral and poster presentations, along with your short biographies, via our online submission form before Friday, March 23.

April 6, 2018: Acceptance to the conference. Authors who have submitted abstracts will be notified of their acceptance to the conference by April 6.

April 13, 2018: Deadline for supplying personal particulars. Details are needed for issuance of invitation letters (see below).

May 4, 2018: Application for visas to China. For foreign visitors we insist that you submit your application for a visa to the People’s Republic of China no later than May 4.

 

Visa Info

All foreign nationalities need a visa to the People’s Republic of China in order to be granted entry. There is no visa on arrival! We insist that you apply no later than May 4, 2018.

 

Once your participation in the conference is confirmed, you will receive from us an invitation letter to assist with your visa application. We will need you to supply the following details before April 13 for issuance of your invitation letter:

  • A scan of the information page of your passport;
  • The name, city and country of the institute where you plan to apply for your visa;
  • The date of entry into China;
  • Duration of your stay (7 days maximum for official invitations to conferences);
  • If the country you are applying in is not your native country, a work certificate or valid contract from your employer.

 

If your stay in China extends beyond the duration of this conference, you might need to apply for a tourist visa to the country. Please contact us at limingjiulijiu@gmail.com if this applies to you.

 

Contact

Please contact Ming Jiu Li at limingjiulijiu@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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