(October 15, 2018)
I am forwarding you a new note about our XV Lupin Conference of the International Lupin Association (ILA) to be held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from March 18 to 21, 2019.
There is already a first version of the program that can be found on the website (www.internationallupinconference.org); lectures are offered from different areas and approaches related to the world of lupins. The talks, confirmed to date, are centered around the nutritional value of the lupins, the lupin industry and business opportunities.
We have participants from Europe, Africa and Latin America. Therefore, simultaneous English-Spanish translation is being considered.
The lupins are already planted in high regions of Cochabamba and will be in bloom for the field day visit, where we will have the opportunity to walk through the fields, interact with farmers and enjoy the local cuisine based on lupins.
We have engaged Chefs of Cochabamba to taste a fusion meal that combines the ancestral flavors with the new Bolivian novo trends. We are pleased to pass a link of the recipe book that has just been produced by the Association of Bolivian Chefs.
I invite you again to review the Conference website (www.internationallupinconference.org), to register and submit your abstracts.
The reception of abstracts is until November 30, 2018.
We are waiting for you in Cochabamba.
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee,
I have the great honor to inform you that, the XV Lupin Conference of the International Lupin Association (ILA) will be held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from March 18th to 21nd, 2019. The Local Organizing Committee is constituted by two important Bolivian institutions: The Pairumani Phytoecogenetic Center and the PROINPA Foundation. The Scientific Committee includes important entities and colleagues from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Germany,Mexico, Italy Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain and UK.
In the Andes Mountains (above 3,000 masl), the Lupinus mutabilis species, known as tarwi or chocho, is cultivated by small farmers. During the Conference, it is planned to have a field visit for going through the tarwi crops, interact with farmers and taste the Andean gastronomy in the countryside.
The Conference and the visit of each one of you, coming from different countries and continents, is a great opportunity to promote the production, research and consumption of tarwi in Bolivia. Also, it is a great time to meet and interact with prestigious ILA researchers with great experience in lupins.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I ask you to please reserve your agendas to attend the XV ILC 2019. We will have magistral conferences, regular lectures and posters. There will be simultaneous translation (English-Spanish and vice versa) for presentations and oral sessions. For now, on this website, you can find general information about the conference, as well as about Cochabamba, important tourist places in Bolivia, the Grand Hotel Cochabamba, where the Congress will take place, etc. We will progressively include more information.
At the request of several interested parties, an effort was made to lower the cost of participation in the XV ILC 2019. Please review the Fees and Payments section.
The abstract submission date has been extended until November 30, 2018.
I look forward to welcoming you in Cochabamba on March 2019.
With warmest regards,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee