Useful Information

About Ecuador

We recommend you visit page to find out more about Ecuador’s attractions and tourism facilities. You should also visit the tourism section in this website.


The official language of IPS congress in English.

Local Currency

The local currency is US Dollar.

Visa requirements

Visa is not required if the stay is less than 90 days for citizens of all countries with the exception of Afganistan, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistán, Somalia, Senegal and Cuba. Participants from the above mentioned countries should contact the closest Ecuadorian Consulate to obtain their visas.


Electricity in Ecuador is 120V.


Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Is the main airport in Ecuador; it is also the busiest airport in the country opened on February 20, 2013. It’s track is 4.8 km. which makes it the longest of all airports in South America. Mariscal Sucre Airport connects Quito to 16 international destinations (Amsterdam, Atlanta, Aruba, Bogota, Caracas, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, La Habana, Lima, Madrid, México, Miami, Panama, San Salvador)

Domestic Access from Quito is convenient for travelling to other parts of Ecuador. Almost all major cities can be accessible within 60 to 90 minutes from Mariscal Int. Airport connects Quito with 11 domestic destinations (Cuenca, Guayaquil, Manta, El Coca, Esmeraldas, Galápagos, Lago Agrio, Loja, Salinas, Santa Rosa)


Conference Venue

Quorum Quito - Eventos & Negocios

Quorum Quito and Business Events

Address: Av. Interoceanic S / N. inside the Mall Paseo San Francisco Sub.
Phone: +593 2 394 2600

Outside Exhibitors



AUGUST 15-21, 2021


The Joint Meeting of the International Primatological Society (IPS) and the Latin American Society of Primatologists (SLAPrim) will be held from August 15-21, 2021 in Quito, Ecuador. All scientific and social sessions will take place at the Quorum Quito Events Center in Quito. Complete conference information is available at the Congress website ( Registration and the opening reception will take place at Quorum Quito on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Scientific sessions will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 17, at Quorum, Quito and end on Friday, August 21. The Congress banquet will be on Friday evening at Quorum Quito.

IPS is a multidisciplinary association of approximately 1200 professionals and students whose work is focused on nonhuman primates. In the last two decades, the biennial IPS Congresses have attracted between 650 and 1600 registrants (there were 1000 registrants for the 2010 Congress in Kyoto, 650 registrants for the 2012 Congress in Cancún, 900 for the 2014 Congress in Hanoi, 1500 for the 2016 Congress in Chicago, and 850 for the 2018 Congress in Nairobi). IPS members include veterinarians, geneticists, psychologists, physicians, neuroscientists, anthropologists, zoologists, conservation biologists, ethologists, zoo professionals, technical personnel, and field assistants; primarily from universities, NGOs, zoological parks, field stations, sanctuaries, and research facilities throughout the world. Both captive and field scientists are active members of this society, so there is great interest in data acquisition and analysis equipment and programs; tracking, navigation, and recording equipment; sanctuaries; databases; conservation efforts and organizations; research and biomedical instrumentation; books, journals and other information resources; captive enrichment devices, caging, diets, etc.

It is our hope that you will contribute to the success of the IPS-SLAPrim Joint Meeting by exhibiting materials from your organization. Exhibitors will be assigned space in the same areas as the posters, Silent Auction, Photo Contest, and refreshment stations. Attendees will be free to examine the exhibits at their leisure from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon. Exhibitors will be acknowledged in the Congress program.

If you are interested in exhibiting materials at our Congress, please fill out the exhibitor’s reservation form (enclosed) and send (mail, fax, or email) it to me, along with the appropriate fee, by March 1, 2020 (sooner would be better, though). If you have additional questions about the meeting, either now or at any time before the meeting takes place, please feel free to contact me. Finally, if you are unable to exhibit materials at our Congress, but wish to offer support for IPS, we ask that you consider a donation to our organization. Donors will be specially recognized in the meeting program.


Exhibitor’s Fees A 6’ skirted table with power outlet, pamphlet stand, and two chairs for five days (Sunday evening through Friday afternoon) is $1600.00 ($1300.00 for nonprofit organizations). The exhibitor fee includes complimentary registration to the Congress for one attendee. The exhibitors’ space will be on the path to the meeting rooms and the registration area, and will be contained within the large space that will also contain the poster sessions, Silent Auction, Photo Contest, and refreshments. Sale and exhibition of merchandise will be allowed only within the designated area and only by individuals registered to exhibit at the Congress.

Registration Fees Each exhibit includes one complimentary registration for the Congress, allowing the exhibitor to attend the opening reception, all coffee and tea breaks, evening receptions, and all scientific sessions. Any additional exhibitors must register separately for the Congress. Registration details can be found at the IPS Congress registration website ( Registration fees may be partially refundable in extreme circumstances, but refunds will not take place until after the Congress.

Included with your exhibitor’s fees
The number of skirted tables you request Two chairs per table
Wireless internet access (complimentary)
A pamphlet holder per table A power outlet per table
One complimentary registration for the Joint Meeting per table
General assistance with exhibit storage and setup
If you will not require any of these items, please let me know and we may be able to negotiate a discount.

Equipment rental If you need any additional equipment, please contact me for rental information. To guarantee that the equipment you want to rent is available, contact me before May 1, 2020. Please note that some requests may be expensive to satisfy.

Set-up You may set up your display on Sunday August 15, 2021 beginning at 1 PM. Displays must be completely dismantled by 3 PM on Friday, August 21. Exhibits may be visited from 8 AM – 8 PM each full day (including evening poster sessions); the exhibit area will be secure, but we recommend the removal of any computer equipment and valuables each night.

Shipping/storage The mode of shipment of exhibit materials is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor. Instructions for shipping your exhibit materials will be forthcoming.

Taxes and fees If you plan to sell merchandise at the meeting, you will need to comply with all local licensing laws and taxes. It is your responsibility to check with the office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts to determine how to comply with these laws.

Non-attending exhibitors The fee is $500 for shared table space for the display of brochures, journals, or books (20-book maximum). The IPS Exhibits Committee in Quito will set up your display and monitor it on a regular, but not continuous, basis. Books, journals, or brochures will not be returned, but will be donated at the discretion of the IPS Exhibits Committee to the Student Prize Competition, the Silent Auction, and/or to the library of the host institution in Nairobi.

The fee is $800 for the insertion of a maximum of two items (brochures, etc.) into the delegate’s bag that each participant in the Joint Meeting will receive. Materials to be inserted must be sent to the Congress address (c/o of Stella de la Torre at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito) at least 20 days prior to the Congress, so that the inserts can be added to the bags in advance.

Accommodations See the Accommodation Information that is included in the meeting information on the IPS Congress website ( to plan your accommodations. There are a variety of different accommodations available and they will all be listed and described on the website.

Special donations to support the IPS Congress If you are unable to exhibit materials at our Congress, but wish to offer support for IPS, we ask that you consider a donation to our organization. Registered exhibitors may also wish to add a donation to their regular exhibitor fees. Donors will be specially recognized in the Congress program. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Level Description Cost Benefits
Donor – not attending (no items to exhibit) $250-$10,000 Acknowledgment in Opening Remarks and at General Assembly
Exhibitor – not attending Shared exhibit $500 Material provided by vendor will be available for examination by participants
Exhibitor – handout in conference bag Handout in conference bag $800 Material provided by vendor will be included inside the conference bag for each delegate
Exhibitor – non-profit Exhibition table $1300 Acknowledgment in Opening Remarks and at General Assembly Includes Registration for one person

Exhibit space, including table, etc.

Exhibitor – for profit Exhibition table $1600 Acknowledgment in Opening Remarks and at General Assembly Includes Registration for one person

Exhibit space, including table, etc.

Morning or Afternoon Break Sponsor Morning or afternoon coffee breaks offered in the refreshment area. $2400-$5000 Sign posted during break Acknowledgment in Opening Remarks and at General Assembly Includes Registration for two people Exhibit space, including table, etc.
Reception or Banquet Cocktail Sponsor Receptions as part of the social program. Bar with hors d’oeuvres $3500-$6000 Sign posted during event.

Acknowledgment in Opening Remarks and at General Assembly Includes Registration for two people Exhibit space, including table, etc.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Trudy Turner, Ph.D.
Treasurer and VP for Membership, International Primatological Society

Children Summer Camp

Dear Parents,

Gymboree Play & Music Cumbaya welcomes you to our Summer Camp 2020 in Quito-Ecuador. Admission is reserved for congress participants only.

About us: At Gymboree Play & Music, we encourage exploration and self-expression through activities where children will learn to conquer new challenges and reach developmental milestones. The best learning happens through play and exploration ! Play is essential to brain development and a child’s social, cognitive, and physical growth. We create a sense of community not only for the children, but for their caregivers as well. Through relationships, children discover the world around them. Building and strengthening personal connections provides as opportunity for children to develop strong social skills.

Theme: Traveling through Ecuador: Highlands, Coast, Amazonia and Galapagos. Every day we will explore the nature, culture, dresses, music, art of one of the regions from our beautiful country Ecuador. With different kinds of games, materials, special guests your child will have a full traveling experience. We’ll also have a fieldtrip to explore the beautiful old town and wonders of Quito-Ecuador.

Place: Club Rancho San Francisco- Cumbaya (15 min away from USFQ)

Transportation: Every day we will be picking up and returning your child at QUORUM PASEO SAN FRANCISCO (across USFQ main campus) with you. A bus will be available all day long in case you or your child need to see each other at any time. Pick Up: 8:30am, Drop Off: 5:30pm

Groups: Children are going to be divided in three different age groups:

  • 2 to 5 years
  • 6 to 8 years
  • 9 to 12 years

The activities are planned depending on the needs of each group.

Food: We will provide one morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack.

Our Professionals:

  • All our teachers are bilingual
  • Our teachers are professionals in education or psychology
  • We are all trained in first aid and security matters following global standards.

Insurance: We are covered by an accident insurance policy for every child and professional during our 5 days of Summer camp.

Price: The price of our Traveling through Ecuador experience is $504.00. it includes everything mentioned in this document.

If you have any questions or if you are ready to pay please contact us to (payments will be processed through PayPal)

Instagram: @summercamp2020ec
Whatsapp: +593 993715964


Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is Ecuador’s top ranked university and the only private, Liberal Arts university in the country. Funded in 1988, USFQ is a national and regional leader in education, research, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

USFQ research facilities include the Tiputini Biodiversity Station (TBS), located in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. TBS was established in collaboration with Boston University and numerous international and national researches have carried out studies in the area. The primate community at Tiputini has 10 species that have been studied for several years by specific teams of primatologists.

The Galapagos Science Center (GSC) is other research facility located in the island of San Cristobal, in Galapagos. It is managed in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The GSC is adjacent to the USFQ Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) that hosts university programs for Galapagos, Ecuadorian and international students.

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

USFQ has large experience in the organization of international meetings. Three Evolution Summits have been carried out in Galapagos in 2005, 2009 and 2013, with the participation of respected evolutionary biologists from around the world. Other meetings that have been organized by USFQ with the participation of prominent scientists, include the “I Summit of Physics” in 2006, the Congress “Life in the Universe in 2011, the meeting “Evolution, Science and Liberty” in 2012 and the 2016 Meeting of Tropical Diseases, among others.

Grupo de Estudio de Primates del Ecuador
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Primatología


Asociación Ecuatoriana De Mastozoología