Fourth International conference on Southeast Asian Gateway Evolution (SAGE 2022), Manila, the Philippines, August 8 - 12, 2022.

We cordially invite you to the fourth International conference on Southeast Asian Gateway Evolution (SAGE 2022) in Manila, the Philippines. This scientific meeting focuses on the origin, diversification, and conservation of Southeast Asia's megadiverse fauna and flora embedded into the context of the region's complex geology and climate history. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this multidisciplinary meeting with contributions to biodiversity science, biogeography, palaeontology, geology, climatology and conservation. This conference is hosted by the Ateneo de Manila University, a premier private Higher Education and Research Institution in Quezon City, Metro Manila, in collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The venue inside the green and safe Ateneo campus can be reached conveniently from the airports of Manila and Clark in 30 min to 2h.

Call for Symposia

We currently invite proposals to convene symposia on any of the conference's major topics (biodiversity, biogeography, geology, palaeontology, climatology, conservation). We especially encourage multidisciplinary topics. Please contact the organizational office for more details and symposia proposals before 15 September 2021.

Time schedule and deadlines

Covid-19 disclaimer:The 4th SAGE Conference was planned for 2021 and had to be delayed for a year due to the ongoing pandemic. We are confident that we can have a meeting in Manila this year, but please monitor this site in case things develop in unexpected and clearly undesirable ways.
UPDATE: The Philippines allow quarantine free entry for vaccinated travelers and from May 30, the previous requirement for a pre-departure RT-PCR has been waived for people with a third (booster) shot. Please check out the current regulations regarding Covid here: For most countries, no visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days ( ).

NOW ---   Abstract submission and online registration open
15th June 2022 ---  Extended Deadline for submission of abstracts and early registration
8-12 August 2022 ---  Conference

Organizing committee

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Freitag (Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City)
Dr. Thomas von Rintelen (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Rafe Brown (University of Kansas, Lawrence)
Marivene Manuel-Santos (Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the Philippines, Manila)
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Meier (National University of Singapore)
Congress Office and Contact
Emmanuel Delocado, cand. Ph.D. & Jhoana Garces, Ph.D. (Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City),


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