November 22nd - 26th 2022.
The 20th ISV will take place in Dak Nong UNESCO Global Geopark, Dak Nong Province. Dak Nong is located in south-central Vietnam, about 250km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. The map shows the direction from Ho Chi Minh City to Gia Nghia City (Dak Nong Province)
The symposium will be organized jointly by Dak Nong Provincial People’s Committee (Dak Nong PPC), Vietnam Institute of Geoscience and Mineral resources (VIGMR) and Vietnam National Museum of Nature.
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Dak Nong UNESCO Global Geopark
23/3 street, Nghia Trung ward, Gia Nghia city, Dak Nong province.
In general, the best way to reach Dak Nong Province is by plane. Tan Son Nhat International Airport (in Ho Chi Minh City) or Buon Me Thuot Domestic Airport (Dak Lak Province) are the closest airports to Dak Nong Province. The Organizing Committee will provide shuttle buses from 2 these airports to pick up delegates to the Symposium. It takes about 5 hours from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and 2 and a half hours from Buon Me Thuot Domestic Airport to the organizing place in Dak Nong Province.
To reach Buon Me Thuot Domestic Airport (Dak Lak Province), delegates need to transit from Tan Son Nhat International Airport (in Ho Chi Minh City), Da Nang International Airport (in Da Nang City) or Noi Bai International Airport (in Ha Noi City).
If you want to reach Dak Nong Province by bus from other cities/provinces in Vietnam, you can check this website https://vietnambustravel.com/
Accommodation is not included in the Symposium fee, except 1 night (November 24th) in Krong No District for volcanic field trip.
Participants can choose their preferred solution using for example, “booking.com”.
There are some highly-recommended options that are near the symposium venue:
The Vietnam Government has recently approved the overall plan to resume Vietnam visa issuance as well as visa exemption for fully vaccinated travelers to Vietnam from March 15, 2022.
Under the current regulations, Việt Nam unilaterally waived visa requirements for citizens of 13 countries, namely Japan, the Republic of Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Belarus, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy
In addition, Việt Nam and 88 other countries and territories reached agreements on visa exemption.
With the exceptions of the Welcome Party, the Gala Banquet, the Farewell Party and 5-day lunches, other meals are not included in the Symposium fee.
Dak Nong UNESCO Global Geopark offers a large variety of restaurants, food inns and bars.
A packed lunch is included in the guided caving trips.
** There are some suggestions:
- Lodge resort – Nghia Trung Ward, Gia Nghia City
- Huong Lieu Restaurant – Ton Duc Thang Street, Nghia Trung Ward, Gia Nghia City
- Hoa Mai Restaurant – Dien Bien Phu Street, Nghia Trung Ward, Gia Nghia City
- Son Ma Restaurant – 3/2 Street, Nghia Tan Ward, Gia Nghia City
The registration procedure will be available on-line, on the Symposium website, by July 2022. It will be possible to pre-register free to get priority to attend to the Symposium in case registration requests exceed the maximum limit.
Registration fee is estimated at US$350 and includes:
- 20th ISV booklet
- Transport from and to the airport
- Welcome Party
- 1 night stay in the Krong No area
- 5-day lunches
- Gala Banquet
- Farewell Party
- Cave rescue Insurance
- Proceedings of the Symposium (on paper book or USB key)
For accompanying members, the fee is reduced to US$300, not including the proceedings book.
To encourage student’s participation to the lectures, the organizing team decided to create a special pass, valid only for the lectures and work sessions. This special student pass cost $US50 and includes:
- 19th ISV booklet
- Attending lectures and work sessions
- Proceedings of the Symposium (on USB key)