The meeting will be held at the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort, Manaus’ premier luxury hotel on the Ponta Negra, at the far western edge of town. The Tropical has hosted numerous other large scientific meetings over the years and offers a full-service combination of extensive presentation areas, restaurants and overnight accommodations, in a lovely setting on the banks of the Rio Negro. The grounds are spacious and scenic, with good birdwatching, and include a small but attractive zoo of native wildlife.

Because the hotel is far from downtown (ca. 15 km) and somewhat isolated from most of the commercial parts of the city, especially during rush hours when traffic can come to a stop, we recommend staying at the Hotel if possible. Our meeting participants have been offered special room rates (see Accommodations).

We have also negotiated lunch at the hotel for all meeting participants, which is included in your registration fee. This gives us more time for meeting activities and will allow everyone to stay together during precious meeting hours, eliminating the time and expense of searching for restaurants far from the hotel during the lunch break.