European Union of Aquarium Curators

EUAC 2020 :: 14-18 September Azores

       

Welcome!

Dear friends, the Porto Pim Aquarium is delighted to welcome you to beautiful Faial, one of nine volcanic islands from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that break the surface of the ocean and go by the name of the Azores. Prepare for the most breathtaking natural landscapes you've ever seen and stunning marine fauna. Faial is in fact reputed to host the finest whale watching and shark diving in the world! If you'd like to see blue whales gently swimming by, sperm whales breaching and countless blue sharks against the deep blue sea, with the occasional mako making a surprise appearance, then we encourage you to come a few days earlier - and stay a few days later - so you may enjoy the Azores fully.

We are fully committed to making this a memorable conference, while ensuring it has minimum carbon footprint. For example, absolutely no plastic will be used throughout the event and all the (yummy!) food will be locally and naturally grown. It is this wish for taking better care of our planet that led us to partner with Loving the Planet, a young - but very active - organization, who set out to save the world, and we'd like to help them as best as we can. Needless to say that we know the entire aquarium community has been pursuing the exact same goal for decades and we will do our best to ensure this conference is a significant step in that direction.

We wish you all a kickass 2020 and look forward to welcoming you to the Aquário de Porto Pim in September! Until then, please don't hesitate to contact us if there's absolutely anything we can do to make your stay better!

Kindest regards,

João, Telmo & Rui

The Flying Sharks Triunvirate

  

Venue

The conference will be held at "Sociedade Amor da Pátria", which holds enough seats for 500 people, so we should be pretty comfortable. There will also be plenty of room for vendors to exhibit their products, authors to show their posters, and abundant square footage for comfortable dialogue amongst all, while enjoying delicious local treats during the coffee-breaks. We suggest you don't think about weight during your stay in the Azores, because you will definitely put on some!

This historical location is within 5-10 minutes of walking distance between all major hotels in Horta.

  

Accomodation

We recommend any of these fine establishments and we're now working hard on brokering a deal that gets everybody a nice discount with code "EUAC2020". Visit us often, as we'll post them as soon as those deals are finalized.

Hotel Horta

Azoris Faial Garden

Hotel do Canal

Pousada Forte da Horta

Multiple other options are available from traditional platforms, such as the ones mentioned above and www.airbnb.com, amongst many others.

 

Traveling

The easiest - and most affordable - way to fly to Horta (code "HOR") is through www.azoresairlines.com, which uses code-shares with other companies to fly you from hundreds of locations all the way to Horta. This way you will travel on a single ticket and, if there are any issues, you will only have to deal with one single agency, which is available through info@sata.pt. This goes for our friends from America and other continents as well. Start your search for flights with www.azoresairlines.com and prepare to be pleasantly surprised.

 

Pre and post-conference fun

Be sure to fly early to Horta and explore the gorgeous island of Faial during your stay. In fact, why not jump on the ferry and take the 15 minutes ride across the channel and check off the island of Pico from your bucket list as well? The island of Sao Jorge is also only two hours away by ferry. Contact our good friend www.norbertodiver.pt for the coolest trips of your life and be sure to mention you're with "EUAC2020" for an amazing deal! You may also check the Tourism Board of Horta for more cool info.

 

Registration

Speedy tuna (until 30th of June 2020)

Late Mola mola (from July 1st)

EUAC Full, Honorary and Associate Members

290 €

390 €

EUAC Full Support Members

290 €

390 €

EUAC Consulting Support Members

290 €

390 €

Non-EUAC member & accompanying person 

390 €

490 €

Fill out the registration form and send it to euac2020@flyingsharks.eu.

Your registration fee includes the ice-breaker, Gala dinner, lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and also pick-up from the airport betwen the 12th and  14th of September.

Please note the schedule may change slightly between now and the event, so come back and visit us often. However, we don't anticipate any major changes.

Vendors are welcomed to use the same form and feel free to contact us if you need assistance getting your materials shipped to Horta. If you have materials that are too heavy/large to fly, we recommend you use Marfrete, who will ship them for you affordably from Lisbon to Horta. Contact Mr. António Sousa. Just in case you're wondering, Mr. António Sousa is not Rui's cousin... But he is the father in law of a former colleague of ours. :)

Please note that ships leave from Lisbon to Horta every Thursday, so please factor that important aspect into your planning.

If you are shipping goods to Horta, please send them to:

Flying Sharks, Lda.

Attn. Rui Guedes

Aquário de Porto de Pim

9900-000 Horta

Portugal

Schedule

Please come back and check the schedule regularly, as some items/events may shift slightly.

 

Call for papers

Fill out the submission form and send it to isabel.koch@wilhelma.de no later than the 30th of June.

Contact us

Don't hesitate to contact us at euac2020@flyingsharks.eu

 

About us

Flying Sharks is dedicated to promoting a sustainable use of the Oceans, through providing consultancy and quality marine animals to Institutions focusing on Education and Research on the marine environment. Click here for our cool promotional video.