Species In Ancient Lakes


18-21 July, 2022

Lake Tanganyika

Kigoma, Tanzania

Lake Tanganyika Hotel

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SIAL 9 Registration and Payments Overview

All pre-registration payments for SIAL 9 will be done through this secure website,  hosted by the African Center for Aquatic Research and Education (ACARE). 

Registration for the Species In Ancient Lakes (SIAL) 9 meeting covers the costs of conference venue, breakfasts, lunches, one dinner (conference banquet) and coffee breaks during the meeting, plus meeting supplies, and transportation and admissions costs related to the mid-meeting excursion. The pre-registration deadline is June 1, 2022 and abstract submission is June 8, 2022. After this date payment will still be possible but at the late registration rate and abstracts will no longer be accepted for publication in the program. Registration on site will be possible. However, payments on site will be cash only.

Registration Rates for SIAL 9:

Non-African professionals:

  • Early Registration (to June 1st) $300

  • Late (after June 1st) or on-site registration $350 

African participants and all students:

  • Early Registration (to June 1st) $175

  • Late (after June 1st) or on-site registration $200

Once you have registered you may send a 250-300 word abstract to Andrew Cohen ( at any time up to June 8th.


Endemic Lake Tanganyika Lavigeria gastropods

(E. Michel and J. Todd photo).

Host and Partner Organizations

Partner Organizations. Thanks to our partner organizations who are helping make SIAL9 possible: Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and The African Center for Aquatic Research and Education (ACARE).

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Please fill out the below form to register for SIAL 9. Online registration ends July 4th, after that date all registraions will need to take place on-site and in U.S. cash only:

Registration​ Payment

Please choose the appropriate level below to pay your registration for SIAL 9:

Early registration for non-African participants is $300.

(After June 1 or on-site registration $350)

Early registration for African Participants and Students $175

(After June 1 or on-site registration is $200)

Please note: Payments made on-site will be cash only.


We understand global health conditions could prevent the conference from taking place, or might take place virtually. Should either the conference not take place or become virtual, registration fees will be refunded less 8% administration fees. 


To pay by check:

This is for US and Canadian participants only. You can send a check directly to ACARE and reduce PayPal administration fees. To do so:


Make check payable to: ACARE

Memo: SIAL9 Registration

Send to:


2200 Commonwealth Blvd. Ste. 100

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105

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