Requests for side-events should be made using the CBD On-Line Side-Event Submission System
. The deadline for the receipt of requests is 30 March 2012
Requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to:
- Side-events co-organized by partnerships between several organizations; and
- Subjects on the agenda of SBSTTA-16, such as island biodiversity, marine and coastal biodiversity, GSPC, climate change.
Side-event requests, once processed by the CBD Secretariat, can be viewed on the Secretariat's Calendar of side events
(above), prior to and during the meeting.
Subject to availability of rooms and provided that side-event requests are received before the set deadline of 30 March 2012
, meeting rooms, equipped with LCD projectors and computers/laptops for PowerPoint presentations, are provided at no cost to the side-events organizers. However, there may be a cost to the organizers when an event is scheduled in a room that does not already contain the required equipment. Should this be the case, organizers will be notified accordingly.