General Program

  • APCRS 2014 in Pingtung, Taiwan
    Photo from The National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
  • APCRS 2014 in Pingtung, Taiwan
    Photo from The National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
  • APCRS 2014 in Pingtung, Taiwan
    Photo from The National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan

The 4th Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium with the theme, "Coral Reefs of the Asia-Pacific: Working Together Amidst Contemporary Challenges" will be held from June 4-8, 2018 at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel in Cebu City, Philippines


This symposium will be attended by more than 500 participants from all over Asia-Pacific. It will highlight the latest research in all aspects of coral reef biology, ecology, management, and
conservation, offering an opportunity for a productive exchange among scientists, educators, managers, environmentalists, and relevant local stakeholders from key organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. Invited plenary speakers, mini-symposia, workshops, oral and poster presentations will be featured.

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  • CONFERENCE DINNERS

  • WELCOME DINNER
  • Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Cebu Grand Ballroom, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

The welcome dinner is hosted by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Feel the festive vibe of Cebu through a cultural show. Everyone is encouraged to wear a simple national costume.

  • DINNER FOR NON-STUDENTS
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Lantaw Restaurant, South Road Properties, Cebu
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  • While students are at the students night, non-students can enjoy a dinner by the sea.

BANQUET

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Cebu Grand Convention
  • The banquet is hosted by the Cebu Provincial Government through its Provincial Tourism Office. Busses will pick-up the participants at the Marco Polo Plaza.
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  • RECOGNITION DINNER
  • Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Cebu Grand Ballroom, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
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  • The recognition dinner is hosted by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Enjoy the night with symphonic orchestra. Everyone is encouraged to wear smart casual.

 

  • EVENTS FOR STUDENTS

Mentor - Mentee Lunch
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 12:00 NN
Cebu Grand Ballroom
 
This will be a good opportunity for undergraduate and post-graduate students to meet, interact, consult or casually chat with renowned coral reef scientists.It all takes an hour , but this experience will make a difference for a lifetime.   
 
RSVP to this link   
 
  • Students' Night
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 18:30 - 23:00
  • Montebello Villa Hotel
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  • All APCRS student participants are invited! Meet fellow students and young scientists around the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. There will be food, drinks, games, and lots of surprises! Show off your tropical vibes and wear the colors and patterns of summer.
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  • RSVP to this link