Welcome to the website of the 12th International Congress of Ethnobiology (May 9-14, 2010)
The Congress is now over, but this site is preserved as a record of events and schedules.
Visit the website of the 13th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology (May 20-25, 2012 in Montpellier, France) here.
DO YOU HAVE PHOTOS FROM THE CONGRESS? Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the new "Media and Proceedings" page to view photos and media products from the Congress!
Final Congress Program Available as PDF
-- Announced April 25
You can download the full Congress program here (5.6 MB file). This is the print program that will be available at the Congress. Please consider NOT printing it in its entirely unless you are bringing it with you to the Congress.
The host institution for the 12th International Congress of Ethnobiology is the Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation. We are thrilled to welcome the world to Tofino, Canada, in the heart of the territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations and in the
Online Congress Registration is CLOSED
On-line registration for the Congress has now closed as maximum capacity has been reached. If you live in Clayoquot Sound, Tofino or Ucluelet and are interested in participating, please contact Josie Osborne at email@example.com.
--Announced Apr 3, 2010
Registration for Congress Workshops and Field Trips
Important registration information for several Congress workshops is now available. If you are a registered Congress participant and you have not received information by e-mail about the following, please contact Josie Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Story Telling Workshop "Playing with Amazonian Myths: a Workshop on Interactive Story Telling Applied to the Education of Ethnobiology. Expressions of interest are due April 9th (random lottery will be used to determine participants). CLOSED - ALL PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.
Peace, Sustainability, and Respect for the Sacred is a special Congress session that takes place in Opitsaht, a village of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations. CLOSED - ALL PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.
Field Trip Registration - Please click Field Trips on the left.
Online Congress Registration is CLOSED
ALL ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTERS SHOULD NOW BE REGISTERED.
On-line registration for the Congress has now closed as maximum capacity has been reached. If you are a presenter and have not registered - do not panic - please click here for more information or contact Natasha Duarte at email@example.com for specific instructions.
If you are a local Tofino, Ucluelet or Clayoquot Sound resident wishing to volunteer and/or attend the Congress, please contact Josie Osborne at ice2010tofino.com for more information.
--Announced February 24, 2010
Tin Wis Resort is now fully booked for accommodation. Middle Beach Lodge still has several rooms left, but these are going fast. Please make your accommodation arrangements immediately if you have not already. Click here to learn more about accommodation.
--Announced February 13, 2010
Pertinent travel information is now being posted.
Pre-paid, pre-booked charter bus travel is available from Vancouver International Airport to Tofino. Please click here for more information (or see Travel Information on the left menu bar)
A checklist of things to bring to Tofino has been prepared. Please take a close look.
--Announced February 1, 2010:
The Call for Posters is now closed
If you have submitted a poster proposal in December or January, please be patient as we review your proposal and get back to you as soon as possible.
--Announced January 22, 2010:
The International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) 2010 Annual Conference “Building and Sustaining Coalitions: Finding Common Ground for Education, Environment and Human Rights Advocacy” will be held in Tofino, BC, Canada from 15-17 May 2010 , with post site visits on May 18. For more information see:www.interntionalfunders.org
--Announced December 17, 2009:
Did you know that the Society of Ethnobiology is holding its 33rd Annual Meeting in Victoria (just 5 hours south of Tofino on Vancouver Island, Canada) from May 5 - 8, 2010, which is the week before the 12th International Congress of Ethnobiology in Tofino? Please click here for more information.
--Announced December 1, 2009:
Poster Applications Accepted until Jan. 31, 2010
Proposals for posters are still being accepted. Please use the proposal form to submit your poster abstract.
--Announced November 1, 2009:
The Call for Oral Contributions is Closed
The call for proposals for Individual Contributions closed on October 15, 2009. If you have not received a reply about your contribution proposal, please contact us immediately.
--Announced July 16, 2009:
Second Congress Announcement
Please click the link below to download the second Congress Announcement. Please feel free to distribute this attachment to colleagues and list-servs. Second Congress Announcement
--Announced June 25, 2009:
First Call for Session Proposals and Individual Contributions
Session Proposals are due July 31, 2009. Proposals for Individual Contributions are due September 18, 2009.
--Announced May 1, 2009:
First Announcement: 12th International Congress of Ethnobiology May 9-14, 2010 in Tofino, BC, Canada
The 12th International Congress of Ethnobiology will take place in the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations from May 9-14, 2010 in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada. Hosted by the Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation (www.tbgf.org), the main congress activities will take place at the Tin Wis Resort (www.tinwis.com). Please visit Congress Themes for more information.
The overarching theme of this congress is Hishuk-ish tsa’walk, a Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations phrase that embodies the concept of “everything is one,“ the understanding that everything is connected and nothing is isolated from other aspects of life surrounding it and within it. In the months leading up to the Congress, you will be able to contribute your thoughts about “Hishuk-ish tsa’walk” through postings, photographs and short films to this website. Please also watch this space for more information about Congress Sub-themes.
Calls for Session Proposals and Individual Contributions
The calls for Session Proposals and for Individual Contributions have been released. Session Proposals are due July 31, 2009. Proposals for Individual Contributions are due September 18, 2009. Please keep in mind that the deadlines for this Congress will be quite early, because all contributors and Congress participants should secure their accommodation in Tofino NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2010.
Special Sessions, Field Trips and Pre-Congress Workshops
Planning is underway for exciting field trips in the beautiful Tofino and Clayoquot Sound area and in the home of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, as well as for a pre-congress workshop for graduate students. As with past International Congresses of Ethnobiology, the International Society of Ethnobiology will host special evening sessions on relevant topics.
Tofino is a vibrant community with almost one million visitors a year. Although the Congress takes place in the shoulder season (July and August are Tofino's busiest months), it is very important that Congress participants secure accommodation early. Preferred rates are being offered at several hotels until January 31st, 2010. Click here for more information about accommodation. For further information, please contact the Organizing Committee, c/o Josie Osborne (Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (250) 725-1220.
We will accept proposals from anyone who shares an interest in the themes of the Congress and the principles of the International Society of Ethnobiology.
We encourage many formats of communication and interaction designed to facilitate multidisciplinary content, intercultural discussion, and to bridge worldviews. Examples include (but are not limited to):