The 9th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan 14~18 September 2020

Algae: Biodiversity, Evolution and SDGs

Overview of APPF 2020

Forum Dates

September 14 to September 18, 2020

14th (Mon): Registration, Icebreaker
15th (Tue): Registration, Plenary lecture, Mini-symposium, General presentation (oral, poster)
16th (Wed): Plenary lecture, Mini-symposium, General presentation (oral, poster), Forum dinner
17th (Thu): Plenary lecture, Mini-symposium, General presentation (oral, poster), Closing ceremony
18th (Fri): Excursion (optional)


Hokkaido University Conference Hall, Hokkaido University
(Address: Kita-8 jo, Nishi-5 chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo)

Registration Fee

Category Early-bird Registration
(February 3, 2020 to March 31, 2020)
Standard Registration
(April 1, 2020 to August 14, 2020)
On-site Registration

Regular participant

57,000 JPY

67,000 JPY


30,000 JPY

35,000 JPY

Accompanying person

25,000 JPY

 30,000 JPY

Excursions (Optional)

Excursion section will be updated shortly 

(On-site Registration is available for those who do not present papers)


Three plenary lectures and 15 mini-symposia will be held. In addition, the Forum will accept around 90 general oral presentations and 120 poster presentations.

Forum Dinner

The Forum dinner will be held at Sapporo Park Hotel.


Excursion is optional, and its fee is not included in the registration fee. Two tours are planned as below, and either one can be chosen. Please see details at the APPF2020 Homepage for the tours and application.

  • The Oshoro Marine Station, The Nikka Whisky's Yoichi Distillery, The Central Fisheries Research Institute, Yoichi, Otaru City
  • National Ainu Museum and Park, Showa Shinzan Volcano, Lake Toya

Accompanying Person's Program

Accompanying Person's Program indicated below will be held at the Forum Venue, Hokkaido University Conference Hall. Participation in the programs is free of charge. When details are fixed, accompanying persons will be informed.
The program includes (subjects may be changed):
Tea Ceremony Experience
Calligraphy Experience
Kimono Dressing Experience

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