The Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean
Awards Banquet Information

Playa Blanca restaurant

Playa Blanca restaurant seating


The Playa Blanca Restaurant & Bar, which is walking distance from the Westin Puntacana Resort and Club. Free shuttle service will be available from the Four Points hotel.

Schedule of Events

The banquet will be held on Thursday, 23 May 2019, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. We invite ALL meeting attendees and their guests to join us for an enjoyable evening.

Tickets cost is USD $50 per person, which includes a buffet-style dinner and free alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Two special guests will speak, followed by music and dancing. Bring your dancing shoes and move the rhythm of bachata and merengue music!

The awards ceremony will begin at 9 pm, highlighted by:

  • The Bert & Lucy Williams Student Achievement Award for the 3 best student oral presentations.
  • The Ivan Goodbody Student Achievement Award for the 2 best student posters.
  • The AMLC Student Grants-in-aid of Caribbean Marine Research that supports research by AMLC student members working at AMLC member institutions.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance through the AMLC PayPal site. Only a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase during the meeting.

On the PayPal site, you must provide the billing address associated with your credit card. Otherwise, PayPal will not be able to accept your payment and your purchase will not be completed.

Once on the PayPal site, you can either pay by logging into your personal PayPal account OR pay as a guest. To pay as a guest WITHOUT creating an account, click on the Pay with Debit or Credit Card link at the BOTTOM of the page. Ignore the LOG IN button.

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