The IFBLS Board of Directors, specifically those from Management, have been hard at work as we begin preparation for our next World Congress to be held in Berlin, Germany in 2012. The dates have been finalized. The Congress will take place 18 - 22 August 2012 (rather than as previously published) at the Maritim ProArte Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Please place these dates in your diary while at the same time, please periodically check the IFBLS website (www.ifbls.org) for updates on the Congress program and other related information.
Our German hosts, Annette Artelt and dvta have assembled a superb organizing team. There is no doubt that through their efforts a superb scientific program will be prepared that will be attractive to all members of IFBLS. In addition, we look forward to the social and tour program for delegates and accompanying guests that will be organized highlighting the cultural, culinary and geographical features of the city of Berlin, the local province and Germany as a whole. Paragon Conventions has been contracted to serve as the PCO for the Congress.
As you begin to think about making your plans to attend the 30th IFBLS World Congress, we would like you to keep in mind that it is very important to bring as many of your students to the Congress as possible. Remember today's students are tomorrow's IFBLS delegates and CDs.
The Student Forum conducted during our most recent Congress in Nairobi was very productive with many important ideas and suggestions put forward for future discussion. IFBLS would like to see this momentum maintained with a well attended Student Forum in Berlin; however, this will not happen without your support. We very much look forward to meeting all of your students when we gather in Berlin.