Here's a couple more conferences that I would really like to go to. Mostly for the venue, though. They are about evolution, but Greece and Uruguay exert an immense pull on their own.
11th International Congress on the Zoogeography, Ecology and Evolution of Eastern Mediterranean
Irakleio, Crete on September 21 to 25, 2009
150 years of Darwin's Evolutionary Theory: a South American celebration
Punta del Este, Uruguay, on September 2-6, 2009.
Confirmed keynote speakers: Giorgio Bernardi, Daniel Dennett, Douglas Futuyma, Takashi Gojobori, Eviatar Nevo, Francisco Salzano, Emile Zuckerkandl
So, if anyone knows of a good place to apply for money to travel to Uruguay (my first choice), then I shall be waiting to hear from you...
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