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General information In the 2nd International Conodont Symposium held in Calgary, Canada, in 2009, Argentina was elected as host for the next international meeting of conodont workers. The scientific sessions will be held in Mendoza, July 15-19, 2013. Mendoza, the capital city of Mendoza Province, is located in a region of foothills and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes. The city is a frequent stopover for climbers on their way to the Aconcagua (6,962 m, the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere) and for adventure travelers interested in mountaineering, hiking, and other sports. In the winter, skiers come to the city for its easy access to the Andes. Most of the hotels are concentrated in Mendoza downtown. Mendoza is a land of fine vineyards, olive oil production and gentle people willing to give our visitors a nice Argentine experience. The region around Greater Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America. As such, Mendoza is one of nine cities worldwide in the network of Great Capitals of Wine. Mendoza is easily accessible by plain or by road through National Route 7 (Bioceanic Corridor), which crosses Argentina from East to West connecting Buenos Aires with Santiago de Chile. Mendoza exhibits a mild continental half-dry climate condition, with daytime temperatures ranging from -2 to 20ºC in July (winter), but hotter conditions are possible in the areas of the excursions. Technical  sessions  will  take  place  in  the  Centro  Científico  Tecnológico  (CCT)  CONICET MENDOZA (ex CRICyT)  located  in  the  General San Martín Park,  the largest  wooded  park  of the city.  Posters  will  be  displayed  in  the  large  foyer  areas  outside  the  lecture  theatres.  Tea, coffee and lunch will also be served here.
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Conodonts from the Andes 3  International Conodont Symposium rd IGCP 591 Regional Field Meeting  Talacasto Range, San Juan Mendoza, Argentina, July 15-19, 2013