Dear TWAS Member,
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the 12th General Conference and 23rd General Meeting of TWAS which will be held in Tianjin, China, during the period 18-21 September 2012. The Meetings of TWAS Committees and Council will be held on 17th September. Kindly find attached the First Circular which provides some general information as well as the preliminary registration and visa information forms. The tentative programme will be sent to you in late March.
To register for the event, kindly complete the attached Preliminary Registration Form and return it to the TWAS Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
by 1 April 2012.
The meeting is being generously hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and I am pleased to inform you that our hosts will kindly cover the cost of your accommodation and meals for the period of the meeting.
In addition, a small number of partial travel grants will be provided upon request to participants from the S&T-lagging countries which are listed in the attached preliminary registration form. If you are entitled and require such support, please specify your request on the form.
All participants should arrange to arrive in Tianjin on 17 September 2012 and leave on 22 September. However, TWAS Members involved in Committees and Council Meetings on 17 September should arrive on 16th September and depart on 22 September.
In the meantime, please check with the nearest Chinese Embassy/Consulate if you require an entry visa and if so, please complete the attached Visa Information Form (one per person travelling). The form must be returned to the Secretariat of the TWAS Tianjin Meeting in China at email: email@example.com
by 1 July 2012. The Secretariat will then send you a formal letter of invitation. With this invitation letter and the necessary documents, you may then contact the closest Chinese Embassy/consulate for visa application to China.
I sincerely hope that you will be able to attend this important event and we look forward to hearing from you.
With kindest regards,
Prof. Jacob Palis