TRILO 08 > Introduction


We are pleased to invite you to attend to the Fourth International Trilobite Conference, to be held from Monday, June 16th to Tuesday, June 24th, 2008, in Toledo (Spain). Toledo is a monumental city, located 70 km south of Madrid, with good connection by highways as well as by frequent high speed train from the capital. Although founded around 540 BC, and being an important Roman, Visigoth and Moor city, Toledo is best known as the “City of the Three Cultures” because Christians, Jews and Muslims lived here peacefully together for centuries. Behind its walls, Toledo preserves a


unique array of artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues from the 10th to the 16th centuries within an intricate, windy conglomeration of narrow streets. This great diversity of artistic styles makes the Historic Quarter of this past capital of the Spanish Empire a real open-air museum, which has led to it being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides the great historical value of the city, one of its advantages is that the congress and accommodation facilities will be considerably close together.

The selected dates in late spring will be ideal for Toledo when fair weather and day temperatures ranging from 20 to 30°C (lows between 10-15°C) are typical. Such conditions will likely pertain for the field trip destinations, as well.

Those participants needing an official invitation letter for visa purposes must write to the organizers indicating name, passport number, title, sex, the length of stay in Spain, nationality, affiliation and current mailing address.