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Title: HISTORY


1
The XIX International Congress of
Zoology Summary Report
International Society of Zoological Sciences
2
History of ICZ
  • 1889 on the initiative of the Société Zoologique
    de France
  • Members up to 700 in Budapest Congress in 1927
  • 1400 members and 400 associates in London
    Congress
  • Members reached 2500 in Washington Congress in
    1963
  • 1972 XVIIth ICZ in Monte Carlo, attendance was
    poor and the proceedings was never published

3
History of ICZ
  • The XVIIIth ICZ was held in Athens, Greece in
    August, 2000
  • 233 delegates from 36 countries
  • 102 presentations and 127 posters
  • 7 delegates from China
  • successfully applied for holding the XIX ICZ in
    China

4
The XIXth ICZ in Beijing
  • August 23-27, 2004, Beijing
  • Chinese Zoological Society
  • Institute of Zoology, CAS
  • China Wildlife Conservation Association
  • China International Conference Center for Science
    and Technology

5
Congress Preparation
  • Congress Chairperson
  • Chen Yiyu
  • Congress Secretary General
  • Zhang Zhibin
  • Advisory committee
  • Scientific committee
  • Organizational committee

6
Preparatory Work
  • Started to prepare in the end of 2000
  • Called for Congress logo collected name lists
    and addresses of national and international
    zoologists, international zoological
    organizations and societies in 2001

7
Preparatory Work
  • 2002 1st conference announcement (more than 3000)
  • 2003 2nd conference announcement
  • More than 30 preparation meetings in 4 years
  • John Buckeridge, the chairman of IZC, visited
    China twice
  • 3rd congress announcement in June, 2004

8
Participants
  • 677 delegates (347 from China)
  • From 60 countries
  • Countries and regions had more than 10
    delegatesChina, US, Japan, India, Russia, GB,
    Germany, Australia, Iran, Hongkong of China,
    Canada, Mexico and Spain.
  • 233 delegates from 36 countries at the XVIII
    congress

9
Opening Ceremony GuestsXIXth ICZ
  • Chen Zhili, State Councilor
  • Chen Yiyu, Director of the committee of the
    National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Chen Zhu, Vice President of Chinese Academy of
    Sciences
  • Zeng Qingcun, Vice President of the China
    Association for Science and Technology
  • Zhao Xuemin, Vice Minister of State Forestry
    Administration

10
Congress
  • Plenary Presentations Held in mornings (15 in
    total)

11
Congress
  • Symposia (classified into 9 sections 60 symposia
    in total), 15 symposia at the same time every
    afternoon
  • 510 presentation
  • 755 mini paper and abstract
  • XVIII congress 102 presentation

12
Congress
  • 220 posters
  • 755 mini papers and abstracts
  • 677 delegates
  • Compare to XVIIIth congress 233 delegates and
    127 posters

13
Congress Materials
14
Congress Souvenirs
15
Other Stuff for the Congress
16
Banquet and Rewards
  • Dr. Dov Por received the position of Emeritus
    Chair of ISZS.
  • Dr. Jeff McNeely delivered rewards of excellent
    student posters in the banquet.

17
The congress is very successful in general
  • Feedback showed this congress was very
    successful and efficiently organized. Informative
    presentations and symposia updated the
    participants with the latest development of
    zoological sciences and established cooperation
    with other relating scientists.

18
Experience Summary
  • Good organization
  • Sufficient funding support

19
Clear assignment is key to success
20
Assignment before the congress
  • Suggest that every symposium have a organizer
  • Scientific program Wang Dehua
  • Abstract Editor Sun Qingyuan
  • Contact (ICZ2004), mailing address, general
    information form Jia Zhiyun
  • Registration form (fees), tourism form Chen Ming
  • Endowment, sponsorships sponsor form Wei Fuwen
  • Invitation letter Chen Ming, Liu Yuanmin
  • Web Ji liqiang
  • 3rd notice, ISZS website Xie Yan
  • Financial, print, meeting venue, accommodation
    and meals, etc. Zhang Yongwen

21
Assignment during the congress
  • Director Zhang Zhibin
  • Coordinators Xie Yan, Zhang Yongwen
  • Opening ceremony, reception, banquet, VIP
    reception Wei Fuwen
  • Chinese registration Liu Yuanmin, Lv Xiuxia
  • International registration Chen Ming, Jia Zhiyun
  • Tourism, entertainment, accommodation and meals
    Chen Ming, Zhang Yongwen
  • Conference rooms (arrangement, facilities),
    internet access, ICZ website Ji Liqiang
  • Poster, exhibition desks Wang Dehua, Sun
    Qingyuan
  • Financial, transportation Gao zhanrong, Zhang
    Yongwen
  • News, media, photo, security, medical aids Duan
    Enkui, Pang kuiyv, Gao Liuying, Mai Guoqing

22
Responsibilities for different area during the
congress
  • Registration area (Lobby) Chen Ming (Beijing
    International Conference Center), Liu Yuanmin
    (Hongxiang Hotel)
  • Congress secretariat Xie Yan
  • Dining area Zhang Yongwen
  • Accommodation area Zhang Yongwen
  • Meeting venue area Ji Liqiang
  • Poster and exhibition desk area Wang Dehua

23
Sufficient funds is the key to success
  • China Association for Science and Technology
    (CAST)
  • Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)
  • Department of Wildlife Conservation, State
    forestry Administration, China
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China
    (NSFC)
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA)
  • Beijing Zoological Society
  • Chinese National Committee for the International
    Union of Biological Sciences (CNC-IUBS)

24
Total of 55 persons received partial or full
financial support (including 15 plenary speaks,
committee member of ICZ and 13 Academicians) 51
persons (12 Chinese, 39 foreigners) received free
registration fee
25
Congress Program
  • Small,easy to carry
  • Advertisement could be considered in the Program

26
Easy to use (top of the page, index, etc.)
27
Conference Program
  • Restaurant indication, simple Chinese phrases

28
Program and Abstract
  • Many symposium organizer are too busy, therefore
    some papers were missing. A few organizers didn't
    organized well the work.
  • Two different persons were in charge of
    scientific program and abstract editing which
    lead to some inconsistent problem.
  • Program inconsistent with abstract
  • Program and abstract missing problem
  • Various ways of presentation application and
    abstract submission led to the difficulty in
    consolidation, such as missing and repeating

29
Program and Abstract
  • Program should be checked with organizer in
    advance and inform all the participants to
    confirm online to avoid mistake
  • Need to take measures to avoid mistake
  • Try to contact the symposium organizer, If the
    program changes

30
PPT Copy
  • Never underestimate the workload of getting PPT
    files (about 120) ready for 15 conference rooms.
  • Need 2 more persons, 2 more computers and 2 more
    removable disks
  • Prepared half day in advance
  • Should seek other ways to solve the problem, for
    example, let the organizers of each symposium
    take charge

31
Volunteers
  • Very important
  • One for each conference room is necessary
  • Each volunteers must be trained and understand
    the responsibilities clearly
  • Volunteers for conference rooms must have
    computer operation skills

32
News Release
  • Congress news
  • Peoples Daily,
  • Science and Technology Daily,
  • Science Times,
  • China Daily,
  • Science News, etc.

33
Big successes
  • Established the International Society of
    Zoological Sciences
  • The permanent secretariat of ISZS is based in
    Beijing

34
Major organizing personnel
35
Many thanks for your attention!
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