16th International Echinoderm Conference, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

16th International Echinoderm Conference, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Noyori Conference Hall at Nagoya University
28th May 2018


We welcome you to attend the 16th International Echinoderm Conference. This conference is the biggest gathering of echinoderm researchers from all over the world, focusing on, but not limited to, the following subjects: taxonomy and systematics, phylogeny, evolution, molecular biology, biogeography, paleontology, ecology, morphology, reproduction and ontogeny, taphonomy, aquaculture, fisheries and conservation, geochemistry, and history of research.


Nagoya is a big city located between two large cities, Tokyo and Osaka, in the central part of Japan. The Chubu International Airport (NGO) is convenient to Nagoya, connected in less than 1 hr by train to the city center. There are direct flights from many Asian cities, Europe and USA. Nagoya is also connected to Tokyo, Osaka and other cities by Shinkansen (bullet trains, JR system). Therefore, if you plan to extend your stay in Japan before or after the conference and like to visit other cities such as Tokyo or Kyoto, etc., you can plan to use other airports in Tokyo (NRT, HND), Osaka (KIX), etc. where more frequent flights are available from overseas.

For more details, refer to the webpages below:
» http://en.nagoya-u.ac.jp/about_nu/history_data/index.html
» http://www.nagoya-info.jp/en/convention/

The conference will be held in the Noyori Conference Hall of the Higashiyama Campus, Nagoya University. Proposal of special sessions and workshops are welcome.

For the access to Nagoya from “Centrair” Nagoya International Airport (NGO), it is most convenient to take Meitetsu line to downtown Nagoya. Get off at Kanayama station and change to subway “Meijo Line” (anticlockwise), and it takes you to the station “Nagoya University”.


START: MAY 28, 2018
END: JUNE 1, 2018