EvoStar 2012 runs from 9am on Wednesday, 11 April until lunchtime on Friday, 13 April.
A fabulous optional trip to El Torcal Park Nature Reserve has been arranged for Friday afternoon, so consider this before booking your return travel. El Torcal has some of the most beautiful and impressive limestone landscapes in Europe. We are organising a tour on the “The Ammonite Route” taking in fossils, chasms, and panoramic views of the valley and the lake. See details below.
A main feature of EvoStar is its friendly and informal atmosphere where you can meet interesting individuals undertaking a diversity of research. We encourage participants to stay for all three days, partly since there is a great choice in the nearly 200 papers presented, but also since the social events are a great way to get to know others better. There is little point in travelling long distances, just to turn around and head home, so please consider meeting-and-mingling with others and plan to attend all three days when making your travel plans.
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All registrants receive a ticket to the conference reception on Wednesday evening, 11 April, and this will take place at Málaga’s famous “El Pimpi” bodega bar, which serves typical Andalucían tapas and drinks and has a great atmosphere. See http://www.bodegabarelpimpi.com/launch_eng.html
On Thursday evening, 12 April, a wonderful evening has been arranged at the Castillo de Santa Catalina built into the hillside fortress above Málaga, with glittering views over the city and sea. If the weather is warm, we shall be eating outside on the terrace perched high over Málaga, so you will want your camera to capture the memory. See http://www.castillodesantacatalina.com
Your registration includes a ticket for the conference dinner, and additional tickets are available for purchase. Please remember to advise of any dietary allergies.
Optional Excursion on Friday afternoon
Coaches will depart after lunch from the conference venue on Friday afternoon 13 April to El Torcal Park Nature Reserve which has some of the most beautiful and impressive limestone landscapes in Europe. We are organising a tour on the “The Ammonite Route” taking in fossils, chasms, and with panoramic views of the valley and the lake, even over to the African coast. This is a specially-arranged walking tour which takes approximately two and a half hours over four and a half kilometres, and you will need comfortable but stout walking shoes and a light jacket. The views of the valley and lake are fabulous, so bring cameras and binoculars. For those not up to walking, but who want to enjoy the general excursion, there is a visitor exhibition centre showing documentaries (see the views from a chair!) and with a restaurant and souvenir shop. Enjoying coffee or ice cream with friends is also an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. Tickets are 10 Euros and will be sold from the conference desk (cash only) and this covers the return coach trip and park entrance fees. Coaches will return to the main hotel area around 19:00. More information at : http://www.andalucia.com/antequera/torcal/home.htm and http://torcaldeantequera.com/