INAUGURAL MEETING

IGCP 668 Equatorial Gondwana History and Early Paleozoic Evolutionary Dynamics

29-30 November 2018

ASIA Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

IGCP 668 is pleased to announce that the inaugural meeting will take place in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand and home for the meeting’s host organization, the Thai Department of Mineral Resources. Bangkok is a lively city where exquisite examples of traditional Thai architecture and culture meet a thriving modern metropolis. During your stay for the conference, be sure to enjoy the historic sites, markets, and, of course, world renowned Thai cuisine.

Conference Venue

29-30 November 2018

The scientific conference will take place at Bangkok’s beautiful Asia Hotel, 296 Phayathai Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. The Asia Hotel Bangkok is conveniently located next to the Ratchathewi Train Station and down the street from the National Stadium and Siam Center shopping area (see map). Lunch will be provided at the conference venue each day.

Post-Meeting Excursion

1-5 December 2018

A post-meeting excursion will depart 1 December to travel from Bangkok down to the beautiful Satun province in Thailand’s far south. There we will visit Tarutao Island, part of newly created Satun UNESCO World Geopark, renowned for both its natural beauty and geologic significance. Tarutao has a world class succession of volcanic tuffs and fossiliferous sandstones that span the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary. Trilobites and brachiopods are the primary fossils but echinoderm fragments and cephalopods have also been identified in the Cambrian units.