The Cone Collector
International Cone Meeting: 30th September to 2nd October,
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural
Sciences, Vautierstreet, 29 - 1000
When: 30th September 2016 to 2nd October, 2016
The project “The Cone Collector” started in October 2006, when a pilot issue of our bulletin – adequately numbered “zero” – was sent to a number of cone shell collectors throughout the world. It quickly developed into a more ambitious venture, which includes:
a) the bulletin;
b) a website with a vast wealth of information for Cone lovers and researchers, including the well known works of Paul Kersten, Mike Filmer and the important Manual of the Living Conidae, by Dieter Röckel, Werner Korn and Alan Kohn;
c) international meetings.
The International Cone
Meetings began in 2010, when we got together in
The current year is
particularly significant for TCC, since we are celebrating our 10th
anniversary! And we will hold the 4th International Cone Meeting at the Royal
Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, in
The Museum houses many important shell collections, including the famous Philippe Dautzenberg collection, which runs into several million specimens and is in fact one of the largest in the world; the museum is also famous for the Bernissart Iguanodons fossils found in the late 19th century and on display there. We sincerely express our thanks to Prof. Thierry Backeljau, of the museum’s directorate Taxonomy and Phylogeny, as well as other museum staff, for welcoming our meeting.
are also happy to have the collaboration of the Société Belge de Malacologie ASBL
and of the Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Conchyliologie V.Z.W.After the
great success of the first three International Cone Meetings (Stuttgart, 2010;
La Rochelle, 2012; Madrid, 2014), we bring you the 4th edition of the same
event, this time scheduled for early October
Our logotype – once again created by Luís Ambar
– celebrates the beautiful city of
The Organizing Committee of the 4th International Cone Meeting includes António Monteiro, Manuel Jiménez Tenorio, Yves Terryn, Lucy Muehleisen and Marc Keppens, plus Thierry Backeljau as member of the hosting institution.
To all those involved in the organization, we extend our sincere thanks.
As usual, we have prepared what we believe to be a very attractive program, readily available in this site, which we are sure will enable for a very pleasant, amusing and above all instructive weekend dedicated to the study and collecting of Cones. As usual, we will have talks, workshops and other activities, plus a great opportunity to get together and discuss our favourite subject.
We hope to see as many of
you as possible in
Travel information NEW!
You will find the information for your online reservation link above. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event. The group rate for the Renaissance Brussels Hotel is 100 EUR per night.
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End date: 10/2/16
Last day to book: 6/30/16