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Langebaanweg 2010: 15-17 November

Changing Landscapes and Biotas of the Cape West Coast
2nd Circular and Call for Abstracts.

Dear Colleagues

Conference Venue:

After some searching and deliberation the venue selected for the Langebaanweg 2010 conference is the Breakwater Lodge, situated within the Waterfront in Cape Town. You may visit the V & A Waterfront webpage to find out more about the area at: www.waterfront.co.za/Pages/Welcome.aspx. This venue has the advantage of being easy to get to with shops, banks, restaurants, theatres, travel agents etc. all within walking distance of the conference accommodation. Further information about the conference venue is available on www.breakwaterlodge.co.za. Unfortunately we are unable to provide transport to the conference venue. The following information on shuttle services available from the airport may be useful;

Airport transfers & tours:
For information, or to book an airport transfer contact Robin Troup, Mpumalanga Experience (wildsafari@worldonline.co.za, tel: +27 82 657 3443) or visit www.wildlifesafari.co.za for online bookings.
Cost: From R200 per person - single transfer

taxis in cape town
  • Unicab: 0822 250 250
  • Elite Taxi: 0861 635 483
  • Cab Expressl: +27 21 448 1616
  • Rikki Taxi: 0861 745 547
These are the cheapest option and would be good for getting to and from the conference venue if you were staying outside the Waterfront. They charge less if more people are going to the same destination, so it would be a good option to join up with other delegates and split the fare.

Accommodation:
We are asking delegates to book their own accommodation. If you do not wish to stay at the Breakwater Lodge where the conference is taking place you will be able to choose something suitable from a list of accommodation which covers a wide price range, and from which it is relatively easy to access the Waterfront. We will also include some accommodation which is close to the Iziko South African Museum for those of you who are planning to do research before, or after, the conference.

Student support:
Students please note that you may apply to PAST for funding to attend the conference. In order to apply you will need to send in an application letter, a CV, a budget, and a letter of support from your supervisor/lecturer. If you require more information please email: pastoffice@fusionreactor.za.net or past@fusionreactor.za.net.

Post-conference field trip:
We will have a post-conference field trip which will encompass visits to several interesting west coast palaeontological, geological and archaeological sites. The itinerary is still to be finalized, but the trip will start fairly early on the morning of the 18 November and finish at the conference venue in the early evening.

Conference abstracts:
Please remember we need the conference abstracts for both oral and poster presentations submitted by the 31st july 2010. Guidelines for the abstracts may be obtained from Jolandi Ackerman at email: Jolandi.Ackermann@uct.ac.za.

Publication of conference proceedings:
In addition to the abstracts volume which will be given to delegates at the conference, we would like to publish short articles on research presented at the conference in a themed volume of the South African Journal of Science, and with this in view are requesting that delegates submit papers to the editors of the journal by 31st December, 2010. View www.sajs.co.za/sajs_author.html for author information.

Contact:
Thalassa Matthews at tmatthews@iziko.org.za for more information or to be added to the conference email distribution list.

We look forward to seeing you in November 2010.
With best wishes,

The Langebaanweg 2010 Organizing Committee